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Anaesthesia free Pet Dentistry

Anaesthesia free Pet Dentistry

HOT TOPIC: 'Can't you just clean my pet's teeth without an anaesthetic?' Anaesthesia means NO PAIN! We offer pain-free and fear-free dentistry with human-grade, ultra-safe anaesthetics. You may have seen information floating around the pet...

Gut Stasis in Rabbits

Gut Stasis in Rabbits

Everything you need to know about Gut Stasis in Rabbits By Dr Hazel Patterson BSc DVM You may have heard of the term ‘gut stasis’ before, or had a rabbit with this problem in the past.  It is a common and potentially fatal condition affecting rabbits, so as a bunny...

Admitting your pet for a procedure

Admitting your pet for a procedure

Below is a list of common questions (and answers) we are asked by owners prior to bringing their pets in for a hospital procedure. We have also listed the questions/optional extras you will be offered for your pet at the time of admission. If you have any questions...

Dental care is CRUCIAL

Dental care is CRUCIAL

There is now plenty of evidence to prove that dental disease is linked to other problems such as heart valve, kidney and liver disease, so it is absolutely essential we keep an eye on your pet's oral health. When plaque and tartar accumulate on our pet's teeth, it can...

Cruciate ligament surgery – recovery

Cruciate ligament surgery – recovery

How long does recovery take? The joint should function normally or near normally within 3-6 months of surgery. Any arthritic changes present prior to surgery cannot be reversed and unfortunately, arthritic changes can progress very slowly in patients that have...

Cruciate ligament surgery – the options

Cruciate ligament surgery – the options

How long does recovery take? The joint should function normally or near normally within 3-6 months of surgery. Any arthritic changes present prior to surgery cannot be reversed and unfortunately, arthritic changes can progress very slowly in patients that have...

Skin Treatments and Antibiotic Resistance

Being told your dog has been diagnosed with an injury that involves surgery can be overwhelming, particularly if you don’t have all the facts. As pet owners ourselves, we understand the thought of our beloved furry companions undergoing major surgery can be stressful....

Is my Rabbit at risk of catching the new strain of Calicivirus?

Question: I can see my dog's skin has cleared up, so why do I have to bring him back to the vet? When we see your pets for skin infections, we often ask you to come back toward the end of the course of antibiotics so we can re-check the skin. We regularly have people...

Seperation Anxiety

You may have noticed that we have been posting a lot lately about the new strains of Calicivirus that are present in Australia. It is called Rabbit Haemorrhagic Viral Disease - Type 2 (RHDV2), and has been confirmed as being present in Victoria. Fortunately we have...