What's New at HPVH?

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We are very excited about the latest additions to our in-house diagnostic equipment, allowing us to take even better care of you… It’s been a big year at Hampton Park Veterinary Hospital so far. We already have the facilities available to look after almost all your pet’s needs under the one...
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You Be the Vet - Creaky, Painful Joints

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The other month we talked about how to spot the signs of arthritis in your cat. But what about your dog? Last month we talked about how to spot the signs of arthritis in your cat. But what about your dog? Are They Slowing Down? When you’re a vet, your examination...
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Cats in Heat

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Is your normally quiet female cat suddenly yowling all night, keeping the whole household awake? Is your normally quiet female cat suddenly yowling all night, keeping the whole household awake? Is your independent lady suddenly wanting nothing but cuddles all day? Maybe you’ve noticed there’s lots of other cats hanging out...
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Rabbits Get Parasites Too!

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Rabbits and guinea pigs are becoming very popular pets. Rabbits and guinea pigs are becoming very popular pets. Now that the weather is warming up there are a few things to remember that can be life saving for your lovable Bugs or pig. During the warmer months flies will be attracted...
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Brave Pet of the Month - Lady

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Meet our Brave Pet of the Month, Lady This is Lady, an adorable older Pomeranian cross Chihuaha. Last year she was having problems walking with her right back leg. Our physical examination and xrays revealed that she had torn the ligament holding her knee together, causing the joint to be unstable...
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I Often Get Asked How Did I Start

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I often get asked how did I start. Let’s go back in time when there were no mobile or email, shops shut early on Saturdays and mixed tapes were all the rage. I often get asked how did I start. Let’s go back in time when there were no mobile or...
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Well Behaved Puppies Don't Happen by Accident

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Stay calm! Puppy will not understand your frustration. It’s exciting getting your new puppy! They are just a bundle of joy..until... Uh oh ..there’s a smelly little deposit on the carpet! Here’s some tips to help you through the toilet training phase so the only surprises you get are chewed shoes!!!...
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In Just 10 Minutes Heatstroke Can Be Fatal

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It doesn’t take much for hot weather to make our pets really sick, particularly our senior pets, pets that are overweight Heatstroke in animals is a killer and can happen frighteningly fast. It doesn’t take much for hot weather to make our pets really sick, particularly our senior pets, pets that...
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Brave Pet of the Month - Missy

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A brave 6.5-year-old mum, a mystery illness Meet Missy. Missy presented to us because she was ill for a few days. It came as shock but, Missy was trying to give birth. Missy had a narrowed birth canal that prevented her giving birth naturally. An emergency cesarean section was necessary. Within...
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Preparing for Holidays

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Packed up the van, the kids, the pets and you are on the road for a great summer break. Here’s a checklist for getting your pet ready your holidays. Are vaccinations up to date? Whether you are on the road or your pet is boarding, they are at risk of getting...
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50% of Dogs at Risk. Avoid the Heartworm Heartache

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Is your pet one of the 50% dogs not protected against heartworm? Heartworms are spread by mosquito bites and lodge in the blood vessels in and around the heart. When they get large enough, they start blocking the flow of blood through the heart, leading to difficulty breathing, coughing, heart failure,...
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Opportunity Beckons

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Talented Leading Vet Nurse Required. Are you looking to lead in 2017? We require an vet nurse superstar to lead our small animal veterinary hospital nursing team. You will join a fabulous team that believes one vision ....Caring for Life. That means no only being an exemplary pet advocate and delivering...
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Nurse For A Day

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We care for the young, the elderly, the sick and the healthy - our role as vet nurses is unique, just like us! We care for the young, the elderly, the sick and the healthy - our role as vet nurses is unique, just like us! Every day we face new...
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Protection from Infection

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Vaccination is the only protection against common diseases that have no cure. Vaccination is the only protection against common diseases that have no cure. Who's at risk? Age is no excuse! Everyone is at risk. The young, infirm or older pets are more likely to contract more serious complications. We protect...
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Puppy Parenting

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  Welcome to puppy parenting. As with human babies, puppies don’t come with an instruction manual. Here are some tips to get you started with puppy training. Make training a positive, happy experience. How would you like to be told off or worse still, smacked when you are learning a new...
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Is Your Rabbit in Danger?

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  A new viral strain of the rabbit calicivirus, or Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease Virus (HVD), was released in 600 locations in March. This virus is expected to be more lethal than the current strains, especially in the wetter, colder climates. Victorian pet rabbits are particularly at risk. RHDV is spread by...
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Cat’s Corner - Cat AIDs

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Does your feline friend like to go out and about? Does your feline friend like to go out and about? Whether it’s just relaxing under a tree in the back yard, or whether they like to go visit the neighbours, getting out can be a lot of fun for your cat....
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The Power of Pets

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  Our pets are often the lynch pin to family life. Growing up, I think my sister and I ticked the list off. I have dozens of childhood memories of bringing home the waifs and strays. Sure, my parents really believed me the kittens followed me home! Having Trixie, the pony...
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Brave Pet of the Month - Feebee

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Meet Feebee, our Brave Pet of the Month Early last year Feebee came to see us because her right eye had become sore with green discharge, and she was reluctant to open the eye properly. Further testing revealed that she had a shallow scratch on the surface on her eye and...
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Book a Trip to the Vet

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Chances are your puppy is between 8-12 weeks when you get them home so there are a few preventative health needs your pet requires. It’s a busy time in a puppy’s life and lots to remember. Advances in pet health care happen at a rapid rate so it’s best to meet...
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