Returning to (Somewhat) Normal Service!

Following what seems like a lifetime of disruption here at Gawler Animal Hospital, I’m delighted to announce that we’re finally returning to (somewhat) normal service! Our entire client base has been very understanding of the restrictions we’ve had to put in place to help minimise risk of disease transmission recently. However, I’m sure that you’ll

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The Reason you should Desex your Dog!

Late last week, we were given a great reminder of the reason you should desex your dog. ‘Indi’ is a little Staffy girl owned by Jessica Chaplain. Jessica and Indi came in to see us late on Tuesday and it was clear that Indi wasn’t at all well. She was off food and had a

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A Glimmer of Light during Dark Days

Whilst it seems that the world around us has been turned upside down, I’d like to think that there is a glimmer of light during these dark days. Even in these most difficult of times, we’re seeing a number of examples of those little things which have served to cheer us up. Of course, how

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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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