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Winter Update 2022


 

AUGUST SPECIAL

For the month of August we are offering 10% off routine dental procedures for large and small animals. Spots are already filling fast so call today to book your pet in!


 

Ticks are still out and about!

Although the weather is cool we are still seeing a number of patients with tick paralysis. We recommend ensuring your pets are on tick prevention all year round.

For more information about tick paralysis see our handout below!


Ticks in Mullumbimby
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Taronga Zoo Experience


Our wonderful vet Mark recently completed professional training at Taronga Zoo to extend and improve our wildlife knowledge. This was an incredible opportunity and we are so grateful that he was able to participate. The course was aimed at increasing knowledge surrounding handling, triaging and diagnosing wildlife!

We see a large number of wildlife here at the clinic weekly so we are sure this extra knowledge will be very valuable within the clinic.


 

Horse Worming


Is your horse up to date with worming? At this time of year we are seeing a large amount of horses with bot worms infestations. We recommend worming with products that have ivermectin and moxidectin ingredients to ensure treatment for bots.


 

Increase in rat bait toxicity


Its that time of year again where we see an increase in patients who have ingested rat bait. This is a very serious toxicity and pets should be kept away from any possible rat or snail baits that have been laid.

It is important to know that some types of rat bait will not show obvious symptoms until 48 hours after ingestion.


Signs of rat bait ingestion include:


Most of the time external bleeding is not obvious. Some signs most commonly noticed by pet owners include:

  • The pet is weak and/or cold.

  • If a considerable amount of bait has been consumed, pet owners may notice green bowel motions.

  • Pale pink/white gums.

  • Blood in the bowel motion or urine

  • Bruising

  • Nose bleeds

If you suspect your pet has eaten in rat bait we strongly advice taking them to your closest vet clinic.









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