Spencer’s Cautionary Tale

This month our resident dental expert Dr Nicole Hoskin ponders the challenges in identifying and treating dental problems in our pets.  She also delivers a cautionary tale which illustrates the danger of substituting your vet’s care, when it comes to pet dental health   Once again August rolls around and with it our annual focus… Read more »

Pet Dental Health Month

August is Pet Dental Health Month and we’ll be receiving a visit from the ‘Tooth Furry’ (just like the Tooth Fairy, but hairy). The Tooth Furry loves to reward good oral care and she ain’t got time for dental decay, so be honest: Could your pet’s teeth do with some TLC?   We’re offering some… Read more »

What’s Preschool for Puppies?

Nurse Michelle tells us why it’s one of the most important first steps you can take with your pup: Have you been mystified by the abundance of playful happy puppies crowding our reception area most evenings? Chances are that one of our popular puppy preschool classes is about to commence. This four week programme is… Read more »

Hold the Phon-ophobia! Help for Noise Sensitive Pets

Some pets are fearful of sudden and loud noises (such as thunderstorms, fire works, hot air balloons). This condition is called Phonophobia and can manifest in a number of problem behaviours: Increased vocalisation (barking, howling etc) Destructive behaviour House-soiling Running away Hiding Hypervigilant behaviour. A phobia is a maladaptive fear response that is out of… Read more »

Keyhole Surgery for Pets

What is Keyhole Surgery? Also known as minimally invasive surgery or laparoscopic surgery, this type of surgery is already the gold standard in care for many human health procedures. Keyhole surgery is available at only a limited number of vet practices in Australia, Prahran Veterinary Hospital is proud to lead the way in offering an… Read more »

Evie our Story Dog

Prahran Veterinary Hospital is the proud sponsor of Story Dog “Evie”, a miniature labradoodle, who along with several other Story Dogs, is a client of our practice. Story Dogs is a reading program aimed at building confidence and a love of reading. Selected children read to an accredited gentle dog, accompanied by its owner, all… Read more »

Pet Dental Health Month 2017 – Leave it to the Experts

Why is an oral health examination essential for your pet? Providing your pet with good oral care is essential for them to enjoy a healthy and happy life. Dental disease that is left untreated is painful for your pet and can lead to other serious health problems including infections in the kidneys, liver and heart.  Remember, pets will… Read more »

Pet Dental Month 2017

Once again it’s pet dental month. Some more exciting information and promotions about to follow including Free nurse dental checks in our kissing booth   Book in a dental procedure this month to take place in either August or September, and receive – 10% discount – Free dental home care pack – Small bag of… Read more »