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25,000 clients and counting

Our practice is proud to announce we have just had our 25,000 client resister with us recently. We welcome Dave and Jean Appleton and their beautiful golden retrievers Skye and Tara as well as 3 their gorgeous cats Lani, Squirt and Tuppy.

 

We are proud of our ongoing service to the Bunbury and surrounding community and hope to continue to grow and provide excellent client and patient care to all our friends.

Snake season is here

With the long period of wet weather looking to be over, we have seen a number snake bites already . With the warmer weather, snakes will be more active and will be looking for food after the winter months. It is difficult to be sure, but snakes may have more venom available early in the season , but really, any snake venom entering the body if likely to cause major illness, so it is important to get your companion medical attention quickly if you think they have been bitten.

Snail Pellets

snailThe snails are out and about again….There are no “pet safe” snail pellets! NEVER use them if you have pets. They cause shaking, fitting, salivation and diarrhea, among other signs, and can easily kill a dog or cat. If your pet is affected, seek veterinary attention immediately.  Phone 9795 8080

PUPPY LOVE

Basset Puppies 004editedseven Chihuahua pupsWow how they have grown…  (click to see them now) These adorable Bassett Hound puppies came to visit today for their final vaccination and health check. They are now 13kg bundles of joy.

 

Rat Poison

Rat poison ingestion will not cause any immediate illness. It takes 2-3 days to stop the blood’s clotting ability, and they then begin bleeding internally, which will cause death if left untreated. If you see them eating the bait, inducing vomiting can sometimes remove the poison before it is absorbed. Otherwise, a blood test after 2 days will show if the blood is clotting or not and treatment can be begun. The length of time they need treatment varies with the brand of bait, so it is important to know this for the vet’s information.