Pet Care Blog

By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Monday, 28 March 2016 3:35 PM

Worried your dog might have discovered your stash of Easter eggs? Signs of chocolate toxicity include hyperactivity, tremors, panting, vomiting, diarrhoea and seizures. Severe toxicity can even lead to death. It is best to call us for advice immediately.

By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Thursday, 24 March 2016 3:34 PM

As fragrant as they are, Easter lilies can be potentially toxic to cats. Ingestion of any part of the plant including the stems, stamen, leaves or even the water they are stored in can cause kidney failure. If in doubt, we recommend you throw any lilies out to help keep your cat safe. 

By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Sunday, 20 March 2016 3:34 PM

Keep your paws off! Our canine friends have a sweet tooth and they know that Easter eggs taste pretty good. Unfortunately chocolate is toxic to dogs and can cause some serious side effects. If you think your pooch has ingested some of the sweet stuff call us immediately. 

*** Don't forget to keep hot cross buns off the menu too - the sultanas and raisins can cause kidney disease in dogs. 

By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Wednesday, 16 March 2016 3:33 PM

Ever wondered how much chocolate will be toxic for your dog? The answer is: ANY AMOUNT of chocolate can cause a a problem. As a general rule, the darker the chocolate the more toxic it is but if in doubt it is best to get it out (we will make your dog vomit).

By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Saturday, 12 March 2016 3:33 PM

Don't forget to keep your Easter eggs well hidden this year. Dogs have an amazing ability to find the sweet stuff, even through multiple layers of wrapping! Some cats are pretty good at finding treats too ... just like this guy! 

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By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Tuesday, 8 March 2016 3:32 PM

If you have a puppy, socialisation with other dogs (both big and small) is one of the most important ingredients for a well behaved pooch. Controlled on leash and off leash time helps your dog become socially confident and will allow you to relax at the park in years to come. Ask us about socialising your puppy.

By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Friday, 4 March 2016 3:30 PM

Many people are surprised to learn that behavioural problems are often associated with an underlying medical condition. A grumpy dog might have painful joints and a cat that is no longer using the litter tray might be anxious. If you are concerned about your pet’s behaviour you should ask us for help.

By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Tuesday, 1 March 2016 10:33 AM
Taking your pet to the vet for regular check ups (every 6-12 months) will help detect any health changes early. Sometimes we may hear a heart murmur (abnormal blood flow) or an arrhythmia (irregular rhythm). These may be reason for us to perform more tests such as x-rays, ultrasound and an ECG. Ask us if you’d like more information. 

Heartworm prevention is one of the most important things you should do for your pet. Heartworm is spread by mosquitoes and it can be potentially fatal. Prevention is simple. Phone us today and make sure your pet is protected. 

Did you know that dental disease can lead to heart problems in your pet? Plaque and tartar on the teeth can cause an infection of the gums. The bacteria from the gums enters the blood stream and can reach the lining of the heart and may lead to a condition called endocarditis. This is just another reason why a healthy mouth equals a healthy pet! 

Call us to arrange a dental check up today.

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