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Is Your Dog Fully Vaccinated?

 

Every year at about this time, we start to hear tales of parvovirus raising its ugly head in the South Australian dog population. This disease has been around since the late 1960’s when it appeared worldwide. It’s been killing dogs ever since. Luckily, we now have very effective vaccines which 

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The Ten Commandments of Grass Seed Season in Pets

Over the last few days, I’ve come back from my morning run with the dogs and the evidence is clear on my shoes – it’s grass seed season again! Although those wheaten-coloured paddocks may look lovely and can be great fun for our dogs to run around in, they hold a hidden menace for both dogs and cats – grass seeds by the million! This means we’re about to get really busy at work, as grass seeds are an absolute plague for the local dog and cat population. I’d like to give you a few pointers to help minimise the problem this year so here goes!

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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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