With the change of seasons, mushrooms are becoming more common. Mushrooms can be very toxic to pets depending on the species. Dogs are more likely than cats to ingest mushrooms. Mushroom ingestion can cause a range of symptoms depending on the species and toxin involved. Whilst many mushroom ingestions result in either no symptoms or […]
The recent detection of the disease Canine Ehrlichiosis in a dog in Horsham has raised concerns about the risks of the disease here in Western Victoria. Fortunately, the infected dog had come from the Northern Territory where the disease is widespread and has since made a full recovery with appropriate antibiotic treatment. Canine Ehrlichiosis can […]
What is Vetcare VIP? “Simple & affordable Pet care for your Very Important Pet” Vetcare VIP is a preventative healthcare program designed to keep your pet healthier and happier for longer. We believe regular, constant preventative care improves your pet’s quality of life and longevity. Vetcare VIP ensures responsible pet care for your pet is […]
Remember our video consultation service is available if you are unable to come into the clinic but you think your pet needs veterinary attention. Our clinic continues to operate consultation and surgical services with appropriate hygiene and social distancing measures in place to protect the health of our staff and clients. For more information and […]
Southern Grampians Shire often advise that Blue Green Algae scum has been detected at Lake Hamilton. Dogs should not be allowed to swim or drink from the lake when this blue green algae has been detected (click here for current advice) If certain wind conditions are present, the film will often concentrate along the shoreline […]
Dr Lauren’s exercise program Did you know that approximately 40% of dogs are overweight. Obesity in pets is one of the main risk factors for a number of potentially serious diseases. If your pet is overweight, a combination of increased exercise and diet modification is advised. To help get you started, Dr Lauren has devised […]
What a brave little girl! This 5 day old Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy was accidentally stood on by her mum and sustained a broken leg (femur). After some very intricate surgery at Hamilton Vetcare, she now has a tiny pin in her leg, and is happily back drinking from mum with her six brothers & sisters.