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EAST BUNDABERG VET BLOG

Welcome to the East Bundaberg Veterinary blog. On this page we will be uploading posts about topics such as pet health care, interesting cases and new products, just to name a few things. To see our old blog site follow the link to our blogspot site at eastbundabergvet.blogspot.com.au.

Tapeworm that affects cats and dogs

What is Spirometra? Spirometra is a type of tapeworm that affects both cats and dogs in our are of Bundaberg, Queensland. The biggest problem is that this tapeworm is NOT killed by the normal tablets that pet owners would normally buy when they ‘worm’...

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Cats and flea control

Everything You Need to Know About Cats and Flea Control This week I’ve have had a few phone calls from owners concerned that their cat has fleas and what can they do about those pesky parasites. Before I get started I want everyone to understand that cats are...

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Should I Clean My Pets Ears

Should I clean the “dirt” out of my dog’s or cat’s ears? With the weather so humid and hot at the moment we are seeing lots of ear problems associated with dogs and cats (especially dogs) and on a daily basis I have discussions with clients who feel their animal has...

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Over weight or just under tall?

Overweight or just under tall? That is the question some owners have to answer regarding their loved furry friend. There is rarely a day that goes past in my veterinary life where I am not seeing or discussing “weight” about an animal with an owner (or two). Most of...

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Deep Follicle Cleansing Shampoo Vs a Hydrobath

When is a Deep Follicle Cleansing Shampoo not a Hydrobath? The problem with the use of the term “hydrobath” is that the it implies that what your animal undergoes is “special” and different to any other bath that the owner can give the animal. Let’s me start at the...

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Should you clip your dog or cat?

Just the other day I nearly did intense injury to my back as I climbed down from my soapbox. Now all my wonderful clients and owners who frequent our veterinary hospital would be aware of my speeches I give from the top of my soapbox – “Get your animal clipped...

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Heartworm – the silent killer of dogs

Back in the 1970’s to 2000 the incident of heartworm in the dogs of Queensland was very high – to the stage that if an owner did not have their dog on heartworm prevention then within 12 months I would have guaranteed that dog would have an adult worm growing in its...

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Should I get my male dog desexed

Should I get my male dog desexed (castrated) or should I leave him entire? Now if I asked a room full of men whether they should have their female dogs spayed (desexed) they would all answer “Yes”. If I asked the same room of men whether they should have their male...

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What NOT to feed your pet this Christmas

Christmas is a time of cheer and happiness – not one of pain and illness The Christmas season is with us and you need to be aware of the dangers that your food and your decorations can have to your pets. This is a time of cheer and goodwill, not a time of sitting in...

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