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Serving the community for over 20 years
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Open Mon - Fri: 8am to 8pm Sat: 9am to 3pm | Hospital Address: Cnr Somerville Rd & Outlook Dr Hampton Park 3976

May 16, 2017

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Chances are your puppy is between 8-12 weeks when you get them home so there are a few preventative health needs your pet requires.

It’s a busy time in a puppy’s life and lots to remember. Advances in pet health care happen at a rapid rate so it’s best to meet with your vet for up to date health care information (please don’t rely on Dr Google!).    

As a pet parent, we all want to know our new puppy is fit and healthy. A health examination is the only way to know for sure. At the visit you should expect you the veterinarian  perform a full physical examination.

You should receive a personal health care plan for your puppy detailing due dates for  :

  • Vaccinations
  • Heartworm prevention
  • Worming
  • Flea control preventatives
  • Pet insurance

Most importantly it's your chance to get clear on any puppy parenting questions and gain comfort that your puppy is thriving.

At the same time, getting your pet to the Vet early, gets them used to the practice. So perhaps an unexpected, unscheduled visit, may not be so scary as they are used to the familiar faces.

 

We are keen to help new puppy parents and offer a FREE Puppy Health check (terms and conditions apply). Please call if you are interested.


How to select the best Vet for your Puppy?

This is an important decision. Your pet’s health relies on it.

First, not all vets do the same thing!  Our buildings might look similar but, you need to scratch the surface and find out a little more. It might sound shocking but, standards of veterinary care vary dramatically.

Given the importance of the decision, here are a few things that will help you decide on the best Vet for your Puppy.   

When choosing a vet use common sense;

  • Is the clinic clean?
  • Is it well equipped with modern equipment?
  • Are the team helpful and caring?
  • Are you receiving a memorable service for all the right reasons?
  • Are the Vets well informed and up to date with the latest and best treatment options? (All Vets should be actively engaged in further education)

 

A great Vet should be able to offer many services apart from the basics

 

  • In House Full pathology so you can get results within minutes. No reason to wait now!    Puppy Preschool
  • Dental treatment suite (IM3) the leading state of the art dental equipment
  • Digital Xrays : whole body and dental
  • Electrosurgery
  • Cryosurgery
  • Orthopedic surgery: bone surgery
  • Advanced treatments: like Chemotherapy

 

Of course you should be treated like a rock star and kept informed every step of the way with your pet’s care.   

You should leave any service educated and aware of your pet’s needs and your options.

A big area of contention is pricing. Vets are renowned for being “expensive”. As an industry we do our very best to make treatment affordable and accessible.

 

Beware discounted fees. They are normally discounted for a reason and likely because the treatments being offered might compromise on standards of care and be based on delivering treatment in the cheapest way possible rather than the best way that is in the interests of your puppy.

If you had a serious illness like a brain tumour. Would you be shopping around for the cheapest surgeon?

Probably not.

 

The best way to avoid unexpected and costly Vet bills is to have Pet health insurance. Keep an eye out for an amazing offer soon!

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