Flea Supermarket Musings

Today I was in the supermarket and I decided to check out the flea treatments available.  I have had a few clients tell that their pets are on a flea treatment from the supermarket that only needs to be applied every three months and I was curious as to what that treatment might be.

Turns out the Purina product contains Pyriproxfen, which prevents flea larvae from developing into adult fleas.  It doesn’t kill fleas.

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The other interesting thing I noticed about the flea products in the supermarket is that they were sold in packs of two. When I compared the prices of similar types of products to those we sell I found there was very little difference per tube.

So I recommend you buy your pet’s flea control products from us.  It will be better for your pet and potentially save you money.

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Prahran Vet Hospital – Weekly Scoop 26/8/13

Prahran Vet Hospital – Weekly Scoop 26/8/13

What an interesting week we’ve had! Lots of good surgery and lovely patients coming to visit us through the last week. We had Panda the cheeky 5 month old Corgi who hoovers everything she comes across – she’s so quick! As a result she was feeling a little sick for a few days and stayed with us in hospital until she was back to her mischievous tricks. Let’s hope she grows out of her “swallow before tasting” phase soon!

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Prahran Vet Hospital – Weekly Scoop 19/8/13

Prahran Vet Hospital – Weekly Scoop 19/8/13

Well in case you haven’t heard, it is Dental Health Month at Prahran Vet! For the month of AugustDachshundToothbrush we want to let you know how important dental health is for your pet. Signs of dental disease include, bad breath, drooling, missing or loose teeth and redness or bleeding along the gum line.

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Prahran Vet Hospital – Weekly Scoop 22/7/13

Prahran Vet Hospital – Weekly Scoop 22/7/13

Recently we have seen many tragic accidents where a dog has been hit by a car and died or been seriously injured. We just want to take this opportunity to remind everyone that it is not safe to have your dog off the lead when you’re walking through the streets, no matter how well trained your dog is. Ideally, your beloved friend should be taken to a council designated area where they can be safely let off the lead. Another good idea for really energetic dogs is to enrol them in agility or fly ball classes, they are great fun for everyone and allow your four-legged friend to tire themselves out.

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Prahran Vet Hospital – Weekly round up 15/7/13

Prahran Vet Hospital – Weekly round up 15/7/13

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It has been a long time between round ups but we hope to make them a little more regular from now on. The most exciting news since the last round up is that we achieved ASAVA hospital accreditation – only 24 hospitals around Australia have achieved a similar status – this is an excellent recognition of the quality of care we provide.

So what’s been happening at the hospital?

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Prahran Vet Hospital – Weekly Round up 13/5/13

Prahran Vet Hospital – Weekly update 13/5/13

Nurse Katie and Raffy

Nurse Katie and Raffy

Last week we celebrated our new vet Josh’s birthday. He tried to keep it a secret, but we have our ways of finding these things out! Chocolate mud cake was enjoyed by everyone in the hospital (some of our inpatients looked a little hopeful too!). Happy Birthday Josh.

We are putting together a new puppy booklet with all our puppy information. We hope it will provide new puppy owners a comprehensive resource for all their questions.
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Prahran Vet Hospital – Weekly Round Up 5/5/13

 Weekly Round Up 5/5/13

A couple of weeks ago we had a specialist veterinary dentist, Rod Salter, come to the hospital to give us a talk about dental care for pets. We all realised how important dental care is for your pets general health and well being and how once tartar (the brown stuff on your pets teeth) is present, it is very difficult to remove without a scale and polish. He really stressed to us the importance of acting early. He also chatted about different ways to keep pets teeth clean and the fact that we should be cleaning the teeth at home daily! This is definitely something most of us struggle with, but with some great ideas from Rod, we are all endeavouring to give it a try! 

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PVH weekly round up – 28/4/13

We are starting a regular weekly blog post about the comings and goings at Prahran Vet Hospital. Please feel free to leave a comment here or on facebook to let us know if there’s something you would like to know, something you’ve enjoyed or something we could do better.

This has been an exciting week with the final stage of our ASAVA accreditation to become a Hospital of Excellence taking place – The Inspection! We scrubbed the hospital from top to bottom to make sure we made the best impression possible. Fingers crossed we passed! Watch this space.
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