Hi it’s me Osmond. How are you? I hope you are well. I finally got to sit down and write to you to tell you how I’m going.
In March I went to the SEDA Open Day in Kensington and met some of my lovely sponsors. It was such an amazing day and I just loved all the attention, pats and cuddles! Big thanks to all of you who came along. I just loved meeting you.
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.
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.
Your pet will be less likely to suffer with fleas because we read the fine print and we understand the principles of flea control. Continue reading →
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!
Well in case you haven’t heard, it is Dental Health Month at Prahran Vet! For the month of August 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.
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.
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.
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. Continue reading →
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!