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Is It Cancer?

As your dog gets older, it’s almost inevitable that you’ll find a lump on them at some point. It’s understandable that your initial reaction may be to think the lump is cancer. So what should you know? And how can you tell which ones may be more serious?

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Feline Asthma – What is it?

A few months back as I listened to my cat, Bumblebee, hack up what I thought was another furball, something didn’t seem right. As I watched him seemingly cough and gag for about 10 minutes, I wondered if it was more than I thought. With a deep inhale (the struggle taking grumpy cats to the vet is very REAL!), I knew a visit to the vet was needed.

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Archie’s Surgery to Remove A Rock

Why did Archie need surgery? Archie is an active 12-month-old Border Collie with a history of eating unusual things. When he wasn’t interested in eating his dinner and seemed less active than usual, Archie’s owners began to worry.

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Pancreatitis In Dogs

Meg knows all about pancreatitis in dogs!

Meg is normally a very bright active 7-year-old Australian Kelpie who loves everything, especially coming to see us. However, this time was different. When we saw her she was very quiet and not happy at all. She had bouts of diarrhoea, vomiting and wasn’t interested in eating.

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Helping Wildlife

Summer can be tough on our pets but it can be even more challenging for our wildlife. After a few consecutive days of high temperatures, our wildlife can become dehydrated and suffer from heat stress.

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Thunderstorm & Firework Anxiety In Dogs

Fireworks and pets can be a frightening combination. As celebrations are underway and your social calendars are filling, fireworks are often the main attraction. Whenever I hear them, my instant thought is, how many pets are fretting right now? Many pets...
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Kylo and The Missing Sock – Vet Adventure

After spending the night at the emergency vet, Kylo was brought to us for further tests and observation. Kylo is a cheeky 5-month-old Golden Retriever. When he started vomiting after eating, Kylo’s dad knew something wasn’t right. What happened while Kylo was under observation, left us stunned, but also cheering.

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Pets As Gifts

Pets as gifts is a beautiful idea. But have you honestly taken the time to think it through?

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Why You Should Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

Have you ever accidentally scared your dog when they’ve been sleeping? There is a reason the phrase let sleeping dogs lie exists, and I saw first hand why. I’ll never forget the one time my baby girl Harper (Labrador) was deep asleep. I was unaware that she was lying under my chair, and as I moved my feet suddenly, I accidentally kicked her. I startled her – but the reaction was not one I ever expected. She didn’t bite me or cause injury, but her instinctive vocal and facial response were enough to make me wary.

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Do Dogs Dream?

Do dogs dream? Heck yes! Have you ever been next to your sleeping dog and received a kick in the thigh? Then quickly followed is a whimper, the eyes start twitching and then they’re off. Legs jerking, body shaking. Well, from what I’ve read (and witnessed) anyway, it’s fair to say they’re in the middle of an amazing dream (hopefully a good one!).

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03 November 2017
Desex or not desex, that is the question! Desexing is one of the most important and beneficial thing...
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03 November 2017
We understand why you would be hesitant in desexing your male dog, and why this conversation may be ...
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21 December 2017
Meg knows all about pancreatitis in dogs! Meg is normally a very bright active 7-year-old Australian...
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06 May 2019
OVERVIEW Desexing is the surgical sterilisation of dogs to prevent them from having puppies. It is a...
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10 February 2020
How Do Dogs Get Heartworm? Mosquitoes. The heartworm cycle begins when a mosquito bites an infected ...
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O’Halloran Hill Vet Centre

123 Main South Road
O’Halloran Hill, SA 5158

Hilton Vet Centre

142 Sir Donald Bradman Drive
Hilton, SA 5033