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Gawler Animal Hospital
76 Adelaide Road
Gawler South
SA 5118

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08 8522 3500

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Springtime means Snakes!

 

It’s Springtime and that means snakebite season for us at Gawler Animal Hospital! With the recent onset of warm weather, we’re suddenly seeing victims of snakebite in our dog and cat patients. As such, I’d like to give you a few tips regarding snakebite – what does it look like, when does it happen, what do you need to do?

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Why Desex Your Cat?

 

As I mentioned in a previous article, the Government is bringing in laws that will make it a requirement for you to desex your pet (both dogs and cats) as of July 2018. You’ll also need to have your cats microchipped by the age of six months.

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Why Desex Your Dog?

 

Did you know that the South Australian Government is bringing in laws that will make it a requirement for you to desex your pet (both dogs and cats) as of July 2018? While you’re at it, you’ll also need to have a microchip implanted.

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Senior Pets need Special Care!

 

At Gawler Animal Hospital, we spend a large amount of each day dealing with what we’d classify as senior pets. One of my lecturers at university was very keen to point out to us that ‘Age is not a disease!’, and I agree with him completely. However, older dogs and cats do tend to present with a plethora of diseases by comparison with our younger patients. Just as with our human medical colleagues, a lot of our efforts and time are spent dealing with these ‘older age’ conditions. Some of this is as simple as a change of diet to reflect the changes required with advancing years. Prescription diets can also hep with specific disease conditions that we see with our oldies. In other cases, a bit more intervention is required from us.

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What’s in a Name?

 

Isn’t it funny how, sometimes, you create or design something that you think is really good but it has unintended negative consequences? This was brought home to me last month during a conversation with a potential new client who wanted to bring her pets to see us.

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