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New therapies

A new medication has been released that has been shown to improve joint function and reduce pain in animals suffering from osteoarthritis. Give us a call on 95216422.

Interesting cases

That sinking feeling

Jedda was recently presented in a most unusual manner to the Kirrawee veterinary hospital . Dr Bill Ilkin was surprised to see Jedda enter the hospital on top of a sink that was held up by four firemen. Jedda managed to get his foot stuck in the sink after his weekend bath and despite the best efforts of the NSW fire brigade they could not get his foot out. After removing the entire sink with Jedda stuck to it and a quick ride in the fire engine, Jedda reached the hospital where he was administered pain relief and a sedative and then had his foot removed from the sink. Dr. Ilkin stated "It was a very unusual sight seeing this little dog enter the hospital on top of what I thought was a fridge... It was very difficult to remove the paw as each toe was stuck in a separate drain hole!".

You may have seen Jedda’s story in the Leader, the local newspaper, where he made an appearance on page three. Click here to view article.

 

Current disease activity.

Summer is approaching and this means ticks and fleas! 

In the coming warmer months, many owners will find themselves having to deal with infestations of fleas. Fleas are blood sucking parasites that cause irritation and anaemia in smaller patients. To stop the flea lifecycle, fast acting products can be used on your pet. Contact us for advice anytime.

Dogs NSW has announced that they expect to see the one of the worst tick seasons as the mild winder weather has allowed larger numbers to reproduces and survive. Ticks are common in the Sutherland shire and inject a neurotoxin into animals which can cause death if left untreated. If your pet is showing any signs or you are concerned, don’t hesitate to contact us on 95216422    

Puppy classes.

Join our wonderful nurses next month for our regular puppy preschool classes. Night classes are held weekly for puppies between the ages of 8-14weeks. If you would like to join us for this fun and important event, please call 95216422.