Pet Care Blog

Author: Created: Tuesday, 3 March 2015 8:01 AM
Welcome to our blog, where we share the latest news and pet care tips from Murray Bridge Vet Clinic.
By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Tuesday, 27 October 2015 9:16 AM

Attention cat owners! Don’t be tempted to wash your cat in a flea shampoo as these are almost always pyrethrin-based and are POISONOUS TO CATS. Also - be aware that dogs bathed in pyrethrin shampoos can be a source of poison for your cat if she licks and grooms your dog. Ask us for the best flea prevention and treatment for your pets.

By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Thursday, 15 October 2015 8:47 AM

Can you believe it - we are entering snake bite season again! Long grass around dams and rivers are great spots for snakes to hide so keep your eyes peeled. Signs of snake bite include dilated pupils, weakness, collapse and red urine. Call us IMMEDIATELY if you suspect your pet has been bitten by a snake.

By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Tuesday, 6 October 2015 9:50 AM

It’s time for a spring clean! When it comes to bathing your dog choosing the correct shampoo is very important. Don’t be tempted to use human shampoo (even baby shampoo) as it’s the wrong pH for your pooch. If your dog is itchy, oily or has sensitive skin we can recommend the most suitable shampoo.

By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Tuesday, 29 September 2015 12:35 PM

Ever wondered if your cat can be vegan? The answer is NO - a vegan diet is a dangerous choice for your cat. Cats are obligate carnivores which means they require meat in their diet for healthy brain, nerve and eye function.

By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Tuesday, 22 September 2015 1:48 PM

There is still time to get your pets teeth checked for FREE!
Call us to book an appointment with one of our friendly nurses so we can give your pet a full dental health check.

By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Tuesday, 15 September 2015 1:47 PM

Slug and snail bait that claim to be ‘pet safe’ simply have a bitter taste to act as a deterrent - some pets will STILL eat these highly toxic baits and ingestion (even in small amounts) can be fatal. Consider whether these baits are absolutely necessary in your garden.

By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Tuesday, 8 September 2015 2:43 PM

Spring is in the air and it’s time to get out in the garden! To keep your pet safe avoid potentially poisonous plants such as rhododendrons and azaleas, daffodil (the bulbs are poisonous) and daphne. lilies, if ingested, can cause kidney failure in cats so if in doubt, pull them out!

By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Tuesday, 1 September 2015 8:46 PM

Don't turn away from your pet’s bad breath - it could be a sign of dental disease! Did you know that as many as 8 in 10 pets may be suffering from this nasty disease? Ask us for a dental check up today.

By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Thursday, 27 August 2015 2:27 PM

Don't put off a trip to the dentist! The longer your pet's dental disease goes untreated, the worse it becomes. Early treatment will most importantly prevent pain but will also reduce dental costs in the long run. Call us for a dental check today.

By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Thursday, 20 August 2015 2:26 PM

It is chilly out there! A coat might be a good idea for pets that have been clipped or are old and feel the cold, but be aware that a coat might impede your pet's ability to regulate his own temperature. Never leave your pet unattended while wearing a coat as he may overheat.

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Telephone 0885 314 000 when the clinic is closed to hear a recorded message and directions to speak to a staff member.

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