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By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Friday, 11 December 2020 8:02 AM
Travelling with your dog

The upcoming holiday season is usually a time to spend with family or go on a much awaited holiday or camping trip. It may be an opportunity to get some jobs done at home, like the pets’ annual check-ups. Often these activities require travelling your dog…

Whether travelling with your dog to the vet clinic, the groomers, the dog park, your holiday destination, family or friend’s place, or the boarding kennels; a lot of dogs display signs of stress related and sickness behaviours in the car. Such as agitation, panting, salivating excessively, trembling, vomiting, barking, whining, urinating/soiling, attempting to escape etc. Reducing your dog’s stress levels will, in most cases, help to reduce the symptoms of travel anxiety and sickness too. 

A dog pheromone spray, which mimics the odour of a nursing mother dog and relax even adult dogs, can help to reduce anxiety during travel. Playing relaxation music can also help to relax your dog. Keeping the temperature inside the car cool, lowering the windows for fresh air and limiting food for a few hours before the trip can help to reduce nausea, and in-turn reducing stress. Exercising your dog about 20 minutes before your drive can help to exhaust your dog and reduce stress also.  

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By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Friday, 11 December 2020 7:53 AM
Holiday hacks! Let’s stay safe this Christmas “Santa Claus is coming! Santa Claus is coming! He’s not very far away… time to hang our stockings up – it’s nearly Christmas Day!”

In the blink of an eye – Christmas is here! It is actually the most wonderful time of the year. Not only for the presents Santa leaves us under the tree, but more importantly  for the time we spend with family and friends, stuffing our faces full of delicious food and reflecting on the rollercoaster year that was 2020.

We were lucky to stay open during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, which required us to do many-a phone consult, not allowing clients in to the clinic (even to get worming tablets), and having to get used to a ding! from the phone every time someone...

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