Happy Hygiene!!

With all the rapidly developing changes in the Coronavirus crisis (I don’t think that’s too strong a word right now), we’ve developed our own Happy Hygiene procedures at Gawler Animal Hospital! As stated last week, we’re absolutely determined to stay open and to provide all our normal services to both clients and pets. In order

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A Healthy Hydrobath!

Never thought I’d ever have to be writing about this but, during these troubled times, I can assure you that we are taking all precautions to ensure we have a healthy hydrobath for your personal safety!!!! In a recent blog, I talked about some of the measures we’re taking to reduce the risk posed by

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A Changed World

After a few days at the beach, last week, I came back to discover what was basically a changed world! I’m not sure about anyone else but I’ve never seen anything like this current situation with the Coronavirus pandemic. New information is pouring in hourly, never mind daily or weekly, and it’s hard to keep

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Wildlife Woes

The news over the last few weeks has been full of the devastating effects of the bushfires around the country – not only damage to people and property but the heartbreaking vision of our wildlife woes. Koalas and kangaroos in distress have featured heavily on some of the news programs and the estimated number of

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Flat-Face Syndrome

There’s a problem that has developed, over time, with some dog and cat breeds which we could loosely call ‘Flat-Face Syndrome’. In more technical terms, this is ‘Brachycephalic Syndrome’ –  my Latin teacher would have translated this, more or less, as ‘short-headed’. You know the common breeds and have seen them around for years. Bulldogs,

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A Great Way to Stop Your Dog from Scratching!

I talked, last year, about a great way to stop your dog from scratching (sorry, no good for cats). We had started using a new injectable drug which showed great promise for allergic dogs. Well, the good news is that, after a year of using these injections, we’re having fantastic results! Given this is such

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Greyfriars Bobby – a Faithful Little Dog!

I was reminded, this morning, of the story of Greyfriars Bobby, a little dog who lived in 1800’s Edinburgh. I’ve told the story a number of years ago but I think it bears retelling. The reminder came in the form of a package of photos delivered to me by Bev and Mick Wright – two

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It’s Snake-Bite Season Again!!

Unfortunately, it’s snakebite season again in the Gawler area! Every year we’re confronted with a number of cases of snakebite in both dogs and cats. If left untreated, snakebite is most often a fatal disease and, as such, it’s really important that you’re aware of the dangers. Given that snakes are cold-blooded creatures, Spring is

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Treating Dental Disease

In a couple of earlier articles, I’ve talked about how to recognise when your dog or cat has a dental problem and about why it’s such a significant problem. The next thing I’d like to do is to give you a little better idea of how we go about treating the problem. This is a

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Telltale Signs of Pet Dental Disease

As promised, we’re bringing you a series of articles around dental disease in recognition of the fact that it’s Pet Dental Month. The idea behind Pet Dental Month has always been to raise awareness of pet dental care. We’d like nothing more than so see an improvement in oral hygiene in our patients and a

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