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Restrictions to certain Human Medications used for animals.

Restrictions to certain Human Medications used for animals.

There are new restrictions placed on certain human medications which are used for animals. Due to the coronavirus pandemic there it is predicted that several of these medications could be needed in ever increasing numbers and possible result in a short supply. We...

COVID-19 New Appointment procedure – Update 2nd April

COVID-19 New Appointment procedure – Update 2nd April

We received the fantastic news recently to officially state that Veterinarians are considered an essential service. This gives us the reassurance that we will not be required to close, even if stronger shut-down measures are enforced by the government. At this point...

Coronavirus Update

To all our valued clients, The safety and well-being of our team and our clients is our priority so we’d like to keep you updated as we work through what the evolving Coronavirus situation means for our Vet Hospital. Thankfully we have not been directly affected by...

Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis

Recently in Melbourne a case of leptospirosis was identified in a dog. Leptospirosis is not a disease seen very commonly in Melbourne, so you may have some questions about this disease. We're hoping this post will answer most of them, if not all. What is...

Foreign Bodies

Foreign Bodies

Lots of animal diseases and problems come and go depending on the time of year but one thing we see year-round is animals that eat things they shouldn't. Often animals will eat things that will pass through harmlessly but cause a little bit of chaos on the way through...

Vestibular Disease: The Wobbly Dog

Vestibular Disease: The Wobbly Dog

Idiopathic canine vestibular disease, also called “geriatric vestibular disease” and “old dog disease” can be pretty scary to see in our dogs - the symptoms can be very dramatic and concerning. Vestibular disease happens in dogs whenever there is a disturbance of the...

Arthritis

Arthritis

Arthritis is a tricky condition in the veterinary world. Our pets are living longer lives and as a result we’re seeing diseases that occur in older patients much more commonly. Arthritis tends to be a lot sneakier than a lot of other diseases more common in older...

Cruciate Disease

Cruciate Disease

We’ve all heard about footballers getting knee injuries - almost every week there’s something in the news about a footballer tearing their ACL. But it’s very common for dogs to get the exact same injury. The cruciate ligaments are two bands of tough tissue that...

Guinea Pigs

Guinea Pigs

Guinea pigs are very popular as pets, particularly in families with children as they’re easy to handle and can be very friendly. However, guinea pigs aren’t as straightforward to manage as a hutch and the occasional pat! They’re intelligent, social and have a few...

Easter Hazards

Easter Hazards

It’s nearly that time of year - multiple public holidays, Easter egg hunts, and time to spend with family and friends. Easter is just around the corner, but as always we’d like to remind everyone that there are a few hazards that  pop up at this time of the year for...

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