What is happening in September?

Spring is here! Finally we can enjoy more sunshine, more warmth and getting out and about more with our furry family members. As the seasons change we tend to see an increase in reactions to outdoor allergens- things like grasses, pollens and insects can wreck havoc on our pet's skin with some breeds more susceptible than others to uncomfortable reactions. We offer extended dermatology consultations to allow the opportunity to discuss the many ways these reactions can be minimised and how to help manage your pet's comfort should an accute reaction occur. 

As always, Dental month during August was a huge success and so we have decided to extend the opportunity for free dental health checks across the month of September. These dental health checks are performed by our knowledgable nurses who are available by appointment between 11 am - 4 pm, Monday- Friday. Bookings are essential. 

During the Spring/Summer period with longer days and warmer nights, we see an increase in injuries caused by dog bites and dog attacks. With higher volumes of pets frequenting one of the many wonderful dog parks around the area there is an increased possibility of things getting out of hand. If your dog is bitten by another dog, it is important to recognise that the entire injury sustained is not always visible. A small bite wound might be all that you can see from the outside, but underneath that wound could be serious trauma and deep puncturing of the muscles. Imagine an iceberg- visible from the surface with even more going on below! There is also mental trauma and stress to consider as well as significant and painful bruising that may not come on until the next day. It is therefore important that you make an appointment for a full physical examination with a veterinarian, should this unfortunate event occur with your dog. 

We always strongly advocate for cats owners to strictly follow a cat curfew but this is even more important as the weather warms up! This can help prevent cat fights, injury and death of native wildlife and can help reduce the risk of cats being hit by cars. Cats who have been involved in cat fights will often hide signs of injury, with some owners not even aware their cat has been in a fight until days later. Cat's mouths are full of bacteria that are transfered into bite wounds and when these are left untreated, painful abscesses often form. Loss of appetite, anti-social behaviour, aggression and lethargy are all signs your cat could be nursing a nasty bite wound. If you notice any out of ordinary behaviour in your cat, please contact the clinic for advice. It is also a perfect time of year to ensure your cat's vaccinations are up to date, including FIV- Feline Immunodeficiency Virus- a highly infections virus transmitted by blood and fortunately, something we can vaccinate our cats against! For more information, or to book an appointment, give us a call!

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August is Dental Month!  

To celebrate, we are offering FREE dental health checks with out nursing staff for the entire month of August! All pets will receive a dental goodie bag plus discount dental food vouchers from Hills and Royal Canin! Bookings are essential.

 

Want to win a Fuzzyard pet bed valued at $135*?

As part of August's Pet Dental Month, participants in our dental health checks will automatically go in the draw to win a wonderfully, plushy Fuzzyard bed! Fuzzyard goods are of exceptional quality and durability, purrfect for your cat or dog! Give us a call to book your pet in for a dental health check to go in the draw!

*dependant on size of bed.

 

 


Our dedicated team is always here for your pets.

Our Veterinary Hospital provides modern, professional and affordable health care for your pets. We aim to make your pet feel at ease in our clinic with a caring and gentle approach to treatment and consultations. Our dedicated staff and leading veterinarians are all passionate about pets and avid animal lovers.

At the St Kilda Veterinary Clinic, you will be fully supported with sound advice first and foremost. We know that  helping our clients starts with providing a good understanding of health care issues and treatment options. With good advice and professional recommendations, you will be well equipped to make the best ongoing health care decisions for your pet.

With fully equipped examination rooms, diagnostic machines and pharmaceutical stores we provide on-the-spot assistance for nearly all pet health and medical needs. Take a moment to meet our team and our own pets. We look forward to seeing you and your pet again at the next scheduled visit.

A big part of our local community

Our Veterinary Hospital has been an integral part of our local community for years. In that time, we’ve helped thousands of our clients cats & dogs, rabbits & guinea pigs, birds, horses and even a few snakes. Being so strongly integrated with our local community is important to us and our clients. Our customers know by experience that they can rely on us for sound advice and treatment options and that their pet is in the very best hands with our team.