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COVID-19 VETERINARY CARE. We're here to help and we are open!!! To ensure that we can see your animal and maintain social distancing do not come in if you are sick or in home isolation, call instead. Please limit to 1 person per animal and know that your pet will be examined away from you, not in a consultation room. Find out more

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Caring for your pets through the COVID-19 pandemic

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At Companion Animal Vets we share your concerns and know you will want to keep your pets happy and healthy as well.

Firstly let's make this clear- pets DO NOT appear to be infected with or carry COVID-19. But, it is possible that an infected person could leave viral particles on their pet just like any other surface.

Bushfire Preparation for Animals

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Pets are part of your family and should form part of your overall Bush Fire Survival Plan.

Bushfires are stressful for you and your animals and you’ll have enough to do without having to worry about your animals. Therefore, in general it’s better to relocate your animals early.

Identification of your animals is important. Make sure you have stored remotely a photo of them and their microchip details in case they need to be identified or escape.

Planning to Evacuate

Prepare your pet’s bushfire survival kit:

Paralysis Ticks- Are Your Pets Safe?- Companion Animal Vets

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Paralysis Ticks are found up and down the east coast of Australia. In order to protect your pet there are 3 key things that you need to know.

To get a copy of the tick identification chart referred to in the video use this link which will open in facebook messenger where you will be sent the pdf file: https://go.cavh.com.au/2RIK0Fp

The video mentioned about how to apply Bravecto Spot-on is here: https://youtu.be/qlf1YhhtitQ

Finally a tick prevention for My Cat- Companion Animal Vets

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Lauren introduces us to Bravecto Spot-on, the first decent product we've had to prevent paralysis ticks in cats.

Welcome to the Companion Animal Veterinary Hospital channel where we keep you up to date with the latest information and best practices to help you care for your family pet.

We want to help you care for your dog, cat or rabbit so that you can keep them as healthy and happy as possible.

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I hope you enjoyed this video and I welcome any feedback!

When is the tick season?- Companion Animal Vets

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This was recorded live as part of our #askthevetlive series on Fridays.

Welcome to the Companion Animal Veterinary Hospital channel where we keep you up to date with the latest information and best practices to help you care for your family pet.

We want to help you care for your dog, cat or rabbit so that you can keep them as healthy and happy as possible.

Make sure you subscribe to our channel to keep up to date with our latest videos!

I hope you enjoyed this video and I welcome any feedback!

You can brush your cat's teeth- Companion Animal Vets

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By 3 years of age 70% of cats will have periodontal disease. This is the build up of bacteria, plaque and infection in the gums which leads to pus, pain and tooth loss. The best way to prevent periodontal disease is by brushing your cat’s teeth daily.

In an ideal world we would brush our cats teeth every day as it’s the best way to prevent periodontal disease. In some cats this is possible, in some it isn’t- it really depends on the character of the cat. Here’s some tips to make it as successful as possible.

How will castration affect my cat?

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Uncastrated male cats are great but...

Let me first of all say that I love uncastrated male cats, otherwise known as tom cats. As a general rule toms tend to be more loving and affectionate towards people and they often have alot of personality. That being said, I would never own an uncastrated male cat and can't really understand why anyone would!

Why Not Own an Uncastrated Male Cat

Here's why:

Why is my old cat losing weight? Part 3

The signs of hyperthyroidism are increased appetite and weight loss. There is an old tabby cat's head looking to the lower right.

Hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism is the overproduction of the thyroid hormones T3 and T4 from the thyroid glands. It is usually caused by a non-cancerous tumor of the gland, the cause of these tumors are not known but environmental and dietary factors may play a role.

Thyroid hormones influence many of the bodies organs so the effects of overproduction are felt throughout the body.

The signs

Initially the signs are subtle but progress over time. Affected cats:

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