Veterinarian Hampton Park

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Finding the right veterinarian for your furry family members is a huge part of being a responsible pet parent. You need someone who can help ensure your pet’s long-term health and well-being through things like routine exams, vaccinations, and microchipping. You also need someone who will be there to lend a...
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Marvellous Minx: A Christmas Miracle

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Meet Minx, a marvelous rambunctious 12 month old Persian. Gotta love those squishy faces with so much expression.                                   Minx’s owner, came in as late evening emergency. MInx was reluctant to move, sore on her back and being elusive. Normally she has...
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Safe Kitten Kristmas

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Christmas will soon be here. The food, the decorations, the gathering of family, there’s no happier time of year. Here are 4 tips for a safe Kitten Kristmas. And if you’ve added a kitten to your family recently, you’re likely find there’s no no more entertaining time of year. Kittens are always on the...
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Fireworks Phobias

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Does your pet dive under the bed whenever fireworks start up? It’s important to be prepared! This may seem like cute and endearing behaviour, but it's a sign that your dog, cat, rabbit or other pet is terrified of fireworks. Some people are willing to simply put up with symptoms of storm...
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‘Tis the Season to Be Jolly…and Pancreatitis!

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The summer holidays are a great time for BBQs, overindulging during the festive season and generally ignoring all the healthy food rules. Unfortunately, what many people don’t realise is that these fatty meals can cause illness in our pets. This can be a particular problem in dogs which, in addition to...
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Beat the heat

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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 are overweight, or have short noses (such as Pugs, Himalayan Persians, Mini Lops). Heatstroke occurs when their internal body temperature gets...
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Preparing Your Pet for Holiday Travel Checklist

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It can be difficult to remember everything you need to get done before heading off on the Christmas holidays. We’ve provided this checklist to make getting your pet ready for going on holiday a breeze! Flea and Tick PreventionMake sure you’ve brought along flea and tick prevention for your pet, especially if...
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Give Your New Puppy the Best Start in Life

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Next Puppy Preschool Starts January 22nd 2020  Puppy School EnrolmentThe sounds of Santa’s sleigh bells are a distant memory, leaving you the precious puppy you have always wanted. Then the reality check. So far the kids’ presents have been chewed/shredded and the Christmas tree has seen better days. We’ve all been there. The...
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Brave Pet – Luna Belle

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They say the eyes are the window to the soul and a great way to see the world, so when something goes wrong we need to address it very quickly. Meet Luna Bella, a 5 year old female Samoyed and the apple of her owner’s eye (boom boom). Her owner noticed...
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You Be the Vet: When is a simple itch not just an itch? Here’s our guide to examining your pet’s itches

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Imagine being constantly itchy. The feeling of your skin burning all the time, distracting you from daily activities. Exhaustion from nights of interrupted sleep. Skin disease is one of the most common problems in pets – let’s learn how to spot it!Step 1 – BehaviourDogs and cats who are itchy may...
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Puppy Training

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Do you have puddles on the floor, chewed up shoes, sleepless nights from a crying puppy, a puppy that just won’t listen? Welcome to puppy parenting!  Puppies don’t come with an instruction manual, but with the 3 P’s — Practice, Patience, Persistency — and  a little help from our team, you and...
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Ditch the Itch

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You do not have to put up with the constant itchy dog keeping you up at night or the half balding cat.A constantly scratching dog or cat is not normal and we can do something about it.For the most part, skin allergies are a genetic disease. Everyone knows a family that...
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Health Benefits of Pets

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Spring is in full swing. We know that the extra sunshine, warmer weather and chance to escape to the great outdoors can make us feel better.  But owning a pet can have an all year round positive impact on our health. The heart of the matter is that pet owners generally have...
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Pets Get Allergies Too

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The weather’s warm, the flowers are blooming, the world seems a brighter happier place, right ? You know the signs, the sneezing, runny eyes and sore throats. Worse still, maybe your eczema flares so your skin is cracked and painful. These are signs of allergies.Pets get severe allergies too. Pets typically...
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Flea Fact & Myths

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Flea Fact 1: Fleas are Quick and Mobile. Fleas are 1-3mm long. Adult fleas can jump 600 times per hr. A record jump is 33 cm. That is the equivalent of a person clearing a 50-storey building.FLEAS CAN COVER SERIOUS DISTANCE Flea Fact 2: Fleas can Reproduce Rapidly. The most common flea on the...
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Brave Pet of the Month: Willow Noble

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Arthritis Is Not Ageing.Meet Willow, a beautiful Golden Retriever puppy. She has been in to visit us a few too many times in her short life. Willow started to become sore on the left back leg. Initially, it was only every now and then, after exercise or when she had been laying...
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Saturday Morning With Dr Jacqueline

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As our clients’ lives are getting busier, fewer people work traditional 9-5 hrs. Saturdays at the veterinary hospital are action packed. We’ll get to some of our regular patients

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Common Toxicities in your pet!

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In humans, paracetamol and ibuprofen are highly effective drugs in reducing pain and fever.In humans, paracetamol and ibuprofen are highly effective drugs in reducing pain and fever, but are poisonous to our dogs and cats. In these animals paracetamol destroys liver and blood cells and damages the kidneys. This is primarily...
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Looking after That Smile

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Dental month has been and gone .But like us , caring teeth is a year. Dental disease is a very common problem in our pets but can lead to some serious issues. What starts off as rough, furry plaque sensation then leads to tartar build on teeth and quickly leads to...
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Too Sweet

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Most of us consider our pets lovely and sweet but for a few of our patient sweetness runs in their veins.Too much sugar (glucose) in our blood results from a common condition called diabetes mellitus. Normally the hormone, insulin, tells our cells to take up and use the glucose from our...
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