Pet Care Blog

By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Tuesday, 23 February 2016 10:28 AM

How do you know if your dog loves you? Watch for: 

  • he brings his squeaky toys to you
  • he stares lovingly in your eyes 
  • he yawns when you yawn 

Check out this video of a dog who REALLY loves his owner!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkCUOjXC3AY&feature=youtu.be

By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Sunday, 21 February 2016 10:29 AM

If your pet has been diagnosed with heart disease there may be some good news! For many heart conditions, there are excellent medications available that can help improve the function of your pet's heart and help them live a happier and longer life. If you are worried about your pet you should phone us for advice. 

By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Friday, 19 February 2016 10:28 AM

If you live along the east coast of Australia or if you are visiting the east coast with your pet, make sure your pet is protected against the potentially fatal paralysis tick. Call us to find a suitable tick prevention product for your pet.

By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Friday, 12 February 2016 10:27 AM

Heart disease isn't easy to spot. It tends to creep up on our pets slowly over many months to many years. Being able to recognise some of the signs can help improve your pet's quality and quantity of life. Call us for a checkup if you’re worried.

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Watch out for: 

- a cough

- lack of energy

- decreased appetite

- increased respiratory rate

- weight loss

By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Tuesday, 9 February 2016 10:24 AM

If you suspect your pet has been bitten by a snake, DO NOT try treatment options such as cold packs, ice, tourniquets, alcohol, bleeding the wound or trying to suck out venom - these treatments are a waste of very precious time. Instead, call us right away and get your pet to the vet ASAP.

By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Friday, 5 February 2016 10:26 AM

Have you ever wondered if your cat loves you? Here are some easy signs to watch out for!

  • head butting you (putting their facial pheromones on you)
  • bringing you a dead mouse (their prized catch) 
  • massaging you with their paws (spreading more pheromones on you!) 
By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Tuesday, 2 February 2016 3:02 PM

With Summer in full swing and the extra hot days we have already had, it is difficult to find a time of the day cool enough to exercise your dog.

A few ideas you may like to try which involve water to keep your dog cool:
Swimming
Fetch in the river, pool or beach
Playing in the sprinkler on the lawn
Chasey with the water from the hose
Feed your dogs breakfast in an ice block of dilute stock (have multiple pre-prepared in the freezer)

What ideas do you find work well to keep you dog busy but cool on a hot day?

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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.