Heartworm disease also known as Dirofilaria immitis is endemic in Australia. It is a widely prevalent disease that is found across Australia and it can be a fatal disease for dogs without proper treatment. These worms live inside the lungs, heart and blood vessels of an infected animal and have the potential to grow up
The normal body temperature in humans is 37°C (98.6°F). While the normal body temperature in cats and dogs is 38.3 to 39.2°C (101.0 to 102.5°F). Some pets and people will maintain a temperature baseline that is slightly below or above the average. But when your cat or dog’s temperature has risen above 40.0°C (104°F), or
As you may have seen, Advance Pet have made the decision to do a voluntary recall of their Dermocare range. Although we do not stock Advance Pet products we are aware that some of our clients may feed this to their pets. Please be advised that the recall is only their “Dermocare” range of dog food that
Vaccinations can be a contentious issue with many concerns in both animal owners and the human population regarding over-vaccination and the necessity of vaccinations. Vaccinations are developed to help prevent disease in both humans and animals that in the past have had disastrous consequences. For our companion animals, we have a number of vaccines available.
Many people get confused with the mind-boggling array of parasite preventatives now available in the Australian market. Spot ons, injectables, oral chews and tablets make up the combinations of products we can use to treat our furry friends. In our dogs we have three main classes of parasites; heart worms, intestinal worms and external parasites
Parasite preventatives are a big region of discussion in our cats and dogs, however many rabbit and guinea pig owners are unsure if their animals require regular worming and flea preventatives. As a general rule, regular parasite products should not be required in these little critters. It is important to recognise that rabbits and guinea
Parasite prevention in our feline friends often gets forgotten or neglected, as we tend to see less parasite issues in these guys than their canine counterparts. Not only this, but the vast array of options available now on the market place can cause confusion and result in owners giving up! Cats, in general, do not
This year Twistie has outdone himself!! Today we received the exciting news that Twistie has won Clinic Cat of the year – VICTORIAN CHAMPION! Twistie has beaten all other clinic cats in the state of Victoria to take out the prize. Thank you so much for your support and for voting for our beautiful Twistie.
On the 27th November 2016, our very own Dr Paul Owens travelled to the Gili Islands, Indonesia to spend ten days working with the charity Animal Aid Abroad to improve the lives of horses and ponies in working regions. The main focus was on dental care and helping treat (as well as prevent) wounds caused
Ashlea is now a fully qualified Veterinary Nurse! In early November, one of our very own Vet Nurses, Ashlea Chong, completed her Associate Degree in Veterinary Nursing through Melbourne Polytechnic! After two years of dedication to studying, attending nursing student placements plus working and learning with the team here at the Clinic it’s safe to
Renovations are now underway at Toorak Rd Veterinary Clinic! Soon the clinic will have a completely new floorplan, upgraded machines and the capacity to serve you and your pet even better than ever before! For your convenience, we will not be shut at any point during renovations. We are currently working from the front half