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Snake season is here

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It’s that time of year again that we need to warn everyone to be vigilant for snakes!

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While we are all looking forward to the spring weather, there are some pets that suffer badly from skin issues in the warmer months. This months blog discusses allergic skin disease and dietary management. While this information is of a general nature, please contact the clinic to discuss the individual recommendations for your pet.

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Recently we had a serious case of snail bait toxicity when a dog ate a whole 500g pack of a snail bait product. There are a few types of products and all are very toxic and harmful to pets no matter what it is says on the packet.  The most common snail baits attack the nervous system causing uncontrollable seizures, salivation and diarrhoea which can be rapidly fatal. There is also an iron based bait that when eaten by pets causes liver failure and intestinal ulceration that is also commonly fatal. The problem with the iron based bait is it that unless you notice the pet has eaten the bait they may not show clinical signs until it may be too late to save them. There is a very expensive iron absorbing medication that may save a pet but many still don’t survive.

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August is ‘Dental Month’ at South Cranbourne Veterinary Surgery, where we highlight the importance of good oral hygiene in our pets. To help get your pet’s oral health into a perfect state we are offering FREE dental checks and 10% off dental procedures for the month of August.  A free dental check involves the examination and discussion on the health of your pet’s mouth only. If you want to discuss other health issues with the veterinarian a normal consultation fee will apply.

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We are excited to announce that we have just upgraded our in-clinic laboratory to the most advanced in-clinic blood testing machines. The machines are produced by Idexx Laboratories who are the world leader in veterinary laboratory testing. The blood testing machines come with Idexx Laboratories full support and quality assurance to accurately give Laboratory quality results rapidly in the clinic without sending them off site to their Laboratory.

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