Meadows Vet News July 2011
Most of our animal shelters around Australia are struggling with the high numbers of unwanted pets. An initiative to encourage desexing to reduce the high numbers of unwanted pets has begun! We have decided to join the campaign by offering one of our clients the chance to win back a credit for their desexing fees if they have their pet desexed during July! This means that they will gain a credit to be used for future veterinary treatment or for purchasing any of our pet care products! So if you have been thinking about getting your pet desexed now is a good time to do it!! If you would like to read more on why you should get your pets desexed please click here
As we live in a rapidly changing world it is extremely important for vets and vet nurses to keep up with the latest information. We have always highly valued continuing education in our practice and as a result we spend a lot of time (and money!) on attending all the latest product information sessions, seminars and conferences. Earlier this year Dr James Mutton completed his Masters Degree in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery with a high number of credits and distinctions! Recently Dr Greg Rodda received notification of becoming a Chartered Member of the Australian Veterinary Association due to the high number of Continuing Education events, conferences, seminars etc he has attended with in the last few years! This means that our clients will always receive the latest information on conditions, treatments and products available for their pets and animals!
Coming up in July we have the Bain Fallon Lectures which focus on all the latest developments with horses, the Australian Veterinary Equine Dental Practitioners Conference and an International gathering of Equine Reproduction experts – so a very busy time!
Congratulations to our latest K9 Kindy graduates! Left to right we have Chelsea with Teddy, John with Mojo, Astrid with Guida and Justin with Maya.These very cute puppies are well on their way to becoming well socialised and well behaved members of their families!
K9 Kindy is held at the Centre by Tracey Hardcastle from Oh Do Behave who has many years of experience in animal behaviour and training. The course runs over five weeks with topics covered including socialisation, house training, obedience training, discipline, grooming, pests and parasites, diet, dental care, exercise and medical emergencies to name just a few. Tracey will also cover any individual problems you may be experiencing or answer any questions you may have. These classes are designed for puppies between 6 and 14 weeks of age as it is much easier to teach your puppy from the start than to try and correct inappropriate behaviour later on. Participants also receive a discount on their desexing costs as a reward for attending the course. For more information click here!
Horse owners please be aware that it is illegal for non veterinarians to supply sedative injections to your horse! If a non vet provides such drugs & your horse has a reaction there will be no access to immediate reversal agents that vets carry! Reactions can be life threatening & any insurance cover will be void plus there are also important legal issues to consider if a handler is injured by a horse having an adverse reaction!
It is extremely important especially for Equine Dentistry where the use of sedatives are often required to ensure a thorough dental is performed that you choose an experienced Equine Dental Veterinarian such as Dr Greg Rodda. Only a Equine Dental Vet can administer sedatives, take xrays & provide medications if oral infections are present! For more information on Equine Dentistry please click here!
Win a Cleaner for a Year!
The increase in mosquito numbers has caused concern last summer & autumn with the number of viruses they spread. Heartworm is not a virus but a parasite that is also spread by mosquitos mainly to dogs & we fear that there will be an increase in Heartworm cases next summer! Now would be a good time to ensure your dog is protected! Until the end of September when your dog receives his or her annual once a year heartworm preventative injection you will be able to visit www.pawclub.com.au and go into the draw to win one of five cleaners for a year! Good luck everyone! For more information on Heartworm Disease please click here!
Our fabulous groomer Jill does hydro bathing as well as clipping if you would like your wet muddy dog transformed during Winter into a clean sweet smelling pooch!
We have a great range of very comfortable beds at the Centre which will help to get your pooch sleeping off the ground to minimize joint and arthritis soreness
With the cooler weather a number of animals are showing the signs of arthritis—please remember that there is a very wide range of medications & products that are available to keep your pets pain free!
We now have the Australian equivalent to Lubrisyn available! This product is Hyasyn & is the same formulation containing mainly Hyaluronic Acid which is one of the best ingredients for joints!
Don’t forget we stock the whole range of Tuff Rock Products including the new Gastro Intestinal Liquid for horses. Well regarded as product to balance gut acid thereby aiding in the prevention of ulcers & stress colic!
Don’t forget your flea control program! So easy to do in the cooler weather but now is the time to prevent a summer explosion of the pests! Remember our prices for all flea products are competitive with online sites as we want to make sure you are using the most appropriate product for your pet!