Pet Care Blog

By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Tuesday, 29 December 2015 9:56 AM

Have you ever witnessed your dog dragging his bottom along the ground? This strange doggy dance is known as 'scooting' and it is an indication that your dog has irritated anal glands. You should arrange a check up with us as the glands might need to be emptied.

By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Tuesday, 22 December 2015 12:08 PM

Did you know that your cat can get AIDS? It is caused by the Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) and is transmitted in saliva so is commonly spread through cat bites. The good news is that there is a vaccination available to help protect your cat. Ask us for more info.

By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Tuesday, 15 December 2015 10:46 AM

With the festive season approaching, our dogs often get left home alone, or if they are lucky enough to attend the family celebrations; may become a nuisance. Either scenario will require you to ensure your dog’s have plenty to keep them busy throughout the day.

Try eliminating their food bowl and feed your dog in a different manner taking them longer to consume:

  • Feed using a food ball, Kong or food dispensing toy.
  • Set up a ‘hide and seek’ by scattering kibble or treats around the yard or inside the house for your dog to sniff out and find.
  • Throw dry food or other treats in a clam shell of water to ‘bob for kibble’ or sand to dig and find. For indoor dogs use shredded paper in a clam shell as ‘dirt’.
  • Freeze dry food, treats, a bone or pigs ear etc. in an ice-cream container in dilute stock to make a yummy ice block to enjoy.
By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Tuesday, 8 December 2015 10:13 AM

What's the best way to prevent an itchy pet? Be absolutely vigilant with flea treatment all year round. Fleas are THE major cause of an itchy pet and regular use of a flea treatment is cheaper and easier than repairing the damage! Ask us for the best flea treatment available.

By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Tuesday, 1 December 2015 10:06 AM
We are all devastated by the recent bushfires in SA. We have contacts within the industry that we we can pass donations onto. This will be used to help families with the ongoing costs of Veterinary care for the animals affected by this tragedy. Monteray donations are prefered as they can be directed to where it's needed the most.

The South Australian Veterinary Emergency Management Plan (SAVEM) has been created to enable the AVA SA Division mount an effective response to an emergency incident involving livestock, companion animals and wildlife. Prompted by the 2009 Victorian bushfires the plan is now officially recognised as part of the South Australian government’s emergency management plan. The division has received a government grant to educate and train up to 300 of the states veterinarians who have volunteers to assist in an emergency response.

Dr Christie Evans from MBVC was part of the SAVEM (South Australian Veterinary Emergency Management Plan) team which attended the fire zone over...

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Telephone 08 8532 2333 when the clinic is closed to hear a recorded message giving a phone number of the on call veterinarian.

Always phone first before rushing to the clinic with an injured animal or other emergency. An additional fee is charged outside normal clinic hours.