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Desexing Female Dogs

Desex or not desex, that is the question! Desexing is one of the most important and beneficial things you can do for your dog, and for your community. We recommend desexing between the ages 6 and 18 months of age, depending on their size.

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Desexing Male Dogs

We understand why you would be hesitant in desexing your male dog, and why this conversation may be a tough one. However, the medical pros of desexing him far outweigh your opinion of what he might look like after!

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Snake Bite Symptoms in Dogs and Cats

Armed with curiosity and natural hunting instincts it is not uncommon for our favourite four legged friends to cross paths with a snake. At this time of year, even city dogs and cats can have these encounters. You can never guarantee that your pets will be 100% safe from these slithering creatures. Overgrown backyards and even local parks (particularly those near bodies of water such as lakes and beaches) are common places snake bites occur. However, even cats that are confined indoors, with outdoor runs, have succumb to snake bites in the past.

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Dogs and moving house

Moving house can be stressful and exhausting not just for humans but dogs as well.

Our four-legged friends don’t understand why their environment is changing and this can be a little upsetting, leading to behavioral problems, such as barking and digging up the backyard, and even getting sick. 

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Caring For Your Rabbit

Rabbits are herbivores! Feeding your rabbit an inappropriate diet can become a cause of disease. What do wild rabbits usually eat?  GRASS! Ideally pet rabbits should be fed a diet of hay and fresh vegetables. Access to fresh grass would be best but this isn’t always possible.

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Nutrition: Food For Thought

When it comes to feeding your pet, we know that it can get pretty confusing with the overwhelming number of choices out there. On top of this, pet food companies sometimes complicate things with claims that their food is superior because it is all natural, paleo, vegan, grain free, wheat free and so on.

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Senior Dental Care

I firmly believe that whether it is an animal or human, age is not a disease. But I get it! Honestly, I do. When facing the news that your older pet requires dental treatment it’s scary. The thought of them undergoing a general anaesthetic at their age, well it’s just “No”.

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Intestinal Worms

Worms can have serious health effects on your pet, so intestinal worming should never be overlooked.

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Puppies and separation issues

It is often this time of year that we see many of you extend your fur families. The timing seems perfect. With leave from work and school commitments, you can spend the much needed time welcoming a new puppy into your family and establishing some ground rules. BUT, your new pup has gotten used to you always being around. What will happen when you return to your normal commitments?

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Importance of vaccines

When you look into the innocent eyes of your pet, you want to believe that infectious diseases are a thing of the past. The reality is just not that simple. Without the protection that routine vaccinations give, killer diseases such as parvovirus, feline enteritis and many others would still be commonplace, and the outlook for your pet would be very different than it is today.

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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...
26409 Hits
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