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, 24 November 2015 3:31 PM

It is that time of the year again! It’s warming up so there will be fleas about! The summer weather is ideal for fleas to breed and thrive, so keep your pet protected and use a flea product that we recommend.

By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Tuesday, 17 November 2015 1:52 PM

The warmer months bring about pesky parasites. Fleas, mosquitoes (that can carry deadly Heartworm), biting flies and potentially deadly paralysis ticks love the warmer weather. Now's the time to get your prevention regime sorted. Prevention is easier (and always cheaper) than treatment. Ask us for the best product recommendations.

By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Tuesday, 10 November 2015 3:57 PM

What’s a good way to keep your pet healthy? That’s easy! Make sure they are up to date with their vaccinations. Many dangerous and fatal diseases are completely avoidable with the correct vaccinations - ask us whether your pet is up to date.

By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Tuesday, 3 November 2015 8:33 AM

To help your dog feel more secure and enjoy bath time, provide them with a non slip surface - put a towel on the bottom of the bath, or a non slip bath mat to prevent slipping.

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.

 After Hours & Emergencies  08 8531 4000

Our comprehensive emergency service offers a veterinarian on call 24 hours every day of the year.

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.