It is advised that all dogs and cats be fully vaccinated against the harmful and potentially fatal diseases that we are able to vaccinate against. During our vaccination consultations our veterinarians will discuss/educate and advise you of what is best required as a part of your individual loved ones preventative regime.
Desexing cats and dogs is advised by us at SuperVets. De-sexing animals typically leads to longer life expectancies, a decrease in common behavioural issues, and of course unwanted pregnancies. There are various health effects of the decision to leave an animal intact, or to de-sex it. Leaving a female animal intact may lead to such complications as ovarian cysts, uterine infections such as pyometra, and cancer of the reproductive tract. In small animals such as dogs and cats, the ovaries and uterus are removed eliminating the possibility of disease in these organs. By de-sexing or spaying the female, the animal is surgically sterilized and cannot get pregnant; this however, may lead to weight gain in the pet and may not be able to burn as many calories in their daily activities. This can be avoided by reducing the food intake once the female has been surgically sterilized to prevent unnecessary weight gain. In addition to a reduced caloric intake, increasing the animals daily physical activity once recovered from surgery will help reduce the chance of weight gain after being de-sexed.
– Does your Dog or Cat have Smelly Breath?
– Dental disease is very common in pets and is estimated that 85% of animals over 3 years old have some form of periodontal disease.
– Smelly breath is the most common effect noted by owners. However, this is often only the tip of the iceberg, many secondary diseases stem from dental disease.
– The gums become inflamed (gingivitis), leading to bleeding and oral pain, and your cat or dog may lose its appetite or drop food from its mouth while eating. The roots may become so severely affected that some teeth become loose and fall out.
– Bacteria surrounding the roots enter the blood stream (“bacteremia”). Dogs with severe periodontal disease have more severe microscopic damage in their kidneys, heart muscle and liver than do dogs with less severe periodontal disease, and this can lead to failure of these organs long term.
– Preventative care maintains good health all round for your pet, lead to longer life expectancy, better quality of life, and reduced Vet bills.
– The key to management of gum disease (for humans or pets!) is prevention. As long as the surfaces of the teeth are cleaned frequently, the gums will stay healthy. Just remember to:
pay attention to diet; We advise a super premium complete and balanced diet and to minimise sweats and treats.
– Once/daily brushing with pet toothpaste and toothbrushes; and rinsing with special gels/sprays is the gold standard in dental hygiene and disease prevention.
– maintain regular dental check ups with your Vet.
Signs of dental disease
There are numerous dental disease symptoms in both dogs and cats. These signs include:
– Bad breath
– Reluctance or inability to eat
– Lip smacking
– Pawing at the mouth
– Mouth hanging open, with tongue protruding
– The animal using one side of the mouth, and dropping food while chewing
– Rejection of hard or crunchy foods in preference for tinned or soft food
– Poor appetite
– A build-up of plaque and stains on teeth
– Development of lesions, inflammation, swelling and bleeding on gums
A microchip implant is an identifying integrated circuit placed under the skin of a dog, cat, horse, parrot or other animal. The chip, about the size of a large grain of rice, uses passive RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology, and is also known as a PIT tag (for Passive Integrated Transponder).
If your Loved one is missing and found – animal shelters and veterinary hospitals will be able to scan your animal and contact you immediately to be returned home safely.
There are many harmful parasites which can infect your loved one. One of our Wonderful SuperVets will formulate an individual parasite control program for your furry family member during our in home consultations.
The Majority of veterinary surgical requirements are met and performed at our 24hr hospital, from ovariohysterectomies and castrations through to complex soft tissue surgery, reconstructive surgery, orthopaedics and laparoscopy.
Laboratory testing is an important diagnostic tool in veterinary medicine. When a pet visits our emergency hospital, they are often in need of more than just a routine check up. Having a Lab and Pathology access provides many advantages to your pets care.
– Extensive test menu, including specialty tests
– Outstanding test accuracy and quality control
– Professionally trained lab personnel
– Shared relationship between our hospital, reference laboratory, and clients
Our Diagnostic Imaging Service provides a comprehensive range of imaging to meet the diagnostic needs of your pet both the small and large animals.
Ultrasound waves are high-frequency sound waves that can be bounced off of animals tissues using special devices. The echoes are then converted into a picture called a sonogram. Ultrasound imaging, referred to as ultrasonography, allows our Super Vets staff and patients to get an inside view of soft tissues and body cavities, without using invasive techniques.
Animal behaviour and training is vital to maintaining a healthy pet owner bond. Behavioural issue may involve barking, toileting issues aggression and much more. Without intervention such behaviours progressively will worsen and put strain on the pet owner bond. Currently thousands of animals are abandoned each year as a result of bad behaviour making them unable to be rehomed and resulting in their euthanasia by shelters.
At SuperVets we are determined to strengthen the client patient bond through addressing any behavioural issues that you may be having. Once the issues is understood and diagnosed our vets will determine the appropriate course of action and if required, develop a treatment regime in conjunction with a behavioural training program. This can be done within a normal consultation or may be the sole purpose that you wish to see us.