202017Jul
Dental care for pets

Dental care for pets

Dental disease in pets is an extremely important part of their health and one that is often neglected. Did you know that 70-80% of pets over the age of 3 have some form of dental disease. Plaque adheres to the tooth surface and if not removed, very quickly forms tartar (a hard, rock-like brown coloured…

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72017Feb
First Aid for your Pet

First Aid for your Pet

When an emergency situation arises we can feel helpless when it comes to being able to help our pets. And certainly in these situations the most critical thing is to get them to a vet as soon as possible. But you, as a pet owner, can also prepare yourself to be able to respond quickly…

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102016Jul
Senior Pet Wellness Focus 2016

Senior Pet Wellness Focus 2016

This quarter from 1st July through to 30 September we will focus on our senior pets, a senior pet is classed as a pet 7 years or older.  Just like humans, our furry friends need a little extra attention as they start to get older. A nutritious diet, gentle exercise regime and regular vet visits…

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42016Jul
Bell and her newborn puppies

Bell and her newborn puppies

Bell, a Rhodesian Ridgeback,  came in to see Dr Bek last Thursday morning after struggling to pass her large litter of pups. She had had 7 puppies naturally at home but was very tired after 14 hours of labour. After trying an oxytocin injection to help her contractions without success, it was decided to go…

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282016Jun
Pet of the Month: “Kiah”

Pet of the Month: “Kiah”

Today we had an unexpected visit from the gorgeous Kiah who is now back to full health. Recently Kiah unfortunately spent a few days in hospital with us due to contracting Parvovirus. When we first saw her, Kiah weighed only 13.6kgs. She was very weak and shy. After 4 days of hospitalisation and round the…

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312016May
Cooked bones are bad for dogs! Here’s Marnie’s story.

Cooked bones are bad for dogs! Here’s Marnie’s story.

Last Friday night, the bright and bubbly, six month old English Mastiff “Marnie” was doing what pups do best ….. getting into mischief. While some meat was being shared around amongst the human family members, Marnie thought she would help herself and accidentally swallowed a bone into the bargain. Thanks to her clear thinking parents…

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52016Jan
Dental Focus January to March

Dental Focus January to March

It’s our Dental Focus Time again! For the first 3 months every year, we run our annual Dental Focus. What we want to do here for our dear patients is to promote awareness of dental diseases in cats and dogs. Our fluffy friends, unlike us, tend not to show any outward symptoms of dental pain….

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222015Dec
Festive Do’s and Don’ts for your Pets

Festive Do’s and Don’ts for your Pets

DON’T Feed your dog onions, chocolate, grapes, raisins or lollies – these are dangerous for dogs and will make them sick Let your pet scavenge in the bin for table scraps – corn cobs, cooked bones & stone fruit seeds if swallowed can cause intestinal obstructions. Cooked bones may also lodge in the pet’s mouth…

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112015Nov
Dogs of War

Dogs of War

Today is the 11/11/2015 we know this day as Remembrance Day. At 11 am on 11 November in 1918 the guns of the Western Front fell silent after years of continuous warfare. On this day we remember and pay tribute to all the people who lost their lives, both in the Great War and in…

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12015Nov
Ear infections in dogs

Ear infections in dogs

A lovely little Shih Tzu named “Toby” came to us at Drovers two weeks ago with an ear infection that had been bothering him for a while, and previous treatment at another clinic had not helped. Both ears were infected, one ear much worse than the other and quite sore. The left ear had a…

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242015Oct
Osteoarthritis in cats

Osteoarthritis in cats

Due to increasing knowledge and tools of modern veterinary medicine, our pets are living longer and hence we are seeing more cases of osteoarthritis. Pain from osteoarthritis is well documented in human beings and dogs. Cats do not show pain as cats are masters at hiding illnesses and/or pain. Cats do not limp or cry…

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