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Pet Lamb deaths

Each year we hear about the ‘pet lamb disasters’. Normally deaths occur just before pet day or after $100 worth of milk powder!! Here are a few suggestions that might help in avoiding the problem. Make sure your pet lamb gets sufficient colostrum in the first 12 hours of life. Follow milk feeding guidelines. Don’t […]

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Speying bitches

Spey surgery is a common, routine procedure and there are benefits of speying bitches that are not going to be used for breeding.  Mammary tumours: These tumours are hormone driven and approximately half of these will be aggressive tumours that spread to internal organs and bones. If you spey your dog before her first […]

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Eye injuries in dogs

We see a lot of eye injuries and one of the main reasons for treatment success is how quickly the dog is brought in to see a vet. If you have a dog that is holding its eye closed or has a cloudy looking eye or something protruding from its eye, bring it in asap. […]

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HIP Dysplasia

We have recently x-rayed Huntaways which had been purchased for fairly good money and have found their hips to be showing signs of significant dysplasia and arthritis. If you are purchasing Huntaway dogs at significant prices it may be wise to check their hips. The vendor may have had the hips x-rayed already, or possibly, […]

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Flea season’s here!

From now onwards with warm conditions flea populations will explode if nothing is done about controlling fleas. Over the last 2 years clients here had real problems with fleas getting out of control on their dogs. To control fleas, start your treatment program ASAP if you haven’t already done so. This should involve;  Dog […]

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Parvo in pups

Fortunately we see few cases of parvo in dogs these days. However this is primarily due to the high number of dogs and puppies that are vaccinated. It’s when vaccination doesn’t occur that we see parvo cases arrive at the clinic. The vaccination of pregnant bitches and young puppies is still very important. If you […]

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RAT Bait Poisoning

As the rats move in for the winter, the rat baits tend to go out and we expect to see the results when dogs or cats get access to these baits or the rats they kill. We already have treated dogs for rat bait poisoning. Ensure you place your baits where dogs can’t get them […]

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Dog Matters

With winter at our doorstep, cool conditions and cold kennels can affect the health of your dog team. Dogs with arthritis from working, injuries or just old age will be affected by the cold -just like their human owners! Joints, backs and hips can all tighten up and be stiff and sore, especially in the […]

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New Digital X-ray Processor

We have recently invested in a $35,000 Digital X-ray processor. This machine will significantly improve the speed we can process x-rays and as well, makes a great improvement in the quality and diagnostic value of our x-rays. This will be a real asset to our small animal business given the number of small animal cases […]

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Dog Matters

Parvo Pup We recently treated a pup for parvo at the clinic. Fortunately this has been our first case of parvo for some time as most clients are very good at following vaccination programmes. Just a reminder: ***Vaccinate pregnant bitches 2 weeks prior to whelping ***Vaccinate pups at least twice from 6 weeks of age […]

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