If you feel your pet has an emergency, the information here may help you deal with it quickly and efficiently.
First of all, don’t panic. We are here to help, so if you can, contact us first. We can advise you over the phone on any First Aid treatment that should be done immediately.
We are proud to offer laser surgery as a progressive new option for our pets and their clients who want the safest and least painful treatment for their pets. Where possible we utilise the laser with many surgical procedures. Examples include …
- Growth or cyst removals
- Skin lump & tag removals
- Removal of skin cancers, especially sun cancers
- Eyelid surgery
- Soft palate surgery (to open up airways)
- Anal gland removals
Paralysis ticks are a serious concern in our area on the Sunshine Coast, especially during the “tick season” which is in the warmer months from about July to March. However we still do sometimes see tick paralysis in the Winter months so it is a good idea to keep them on prevention all year round. Each year, sadly, many pets and other animals are lost because of tick paralysis. One tick is enough to kill a pet, even a small tick, so it is important to be well aware and educated.
Dental disease in domestic animals is extremely common and is often a consequence of diet. It has also been shown that dental disease can lead to a number of secondary problems such as heart, liver and kidney disease. Dental disease, gingivitis or fractured teeth are also extremely painful for your pet.
Dogs and cats are constantly being exposed to many different worms in their environment. If they are not effectively treated with worming prevention these worms will become a burden to our animals causing intestinal upset, loss of condition, itchy bottoms and other potentially detrimental conditions.
The Cane Toad (Bufo marinus) was originally introduced to Australia from Hawaii in 1935 to control the cane beetle, a pest in the Queensland cane-fields. Over the years it has gradually spread south towards Sydney and west towards Kakadu in the Northern Territory. It has failed miserably to do the job for which it was intended and since then has become an ecological disaster as far as Australia, our pets and wildlife are concerned.
Dogs and cats are susceptible to a range of diseases which can be prevented with vaccination programs. Puppies and kittens should have their first vaccination at approximately 6-8 weeks of age, then a second booster one month later around 10-12wks of age and a final booster another month later around 14-16wks of age. They will then require a booster every 12 months to maintain their immunity as an adult. More…