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COVID-19 VETERINARY CARE. We're here to help and we are open!!! We have extended our opening hours (8am to 8pm M-F and 8am-3pm Saturdays) to ensure that we can see your animal and maintain social distancing to help keep everyone safe. 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:

How To Apply Bravecto Spot-On for Dogs- Companion Animal Vets

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Bravecto spot-on for dogs can be used every 6 months to protect your dog from deadly paralysis ticks. There are a few tricks to applying it that will make your life much easier.

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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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

How to stop your dog pulling on the lead- Companion Animal Vets

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This video was recorded live as part of our weekly #askthevetlive series on Fridays at Companion Animal Vets in Dapto

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!

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!

Is my dog too skinny? How to tell- Companion Animal Vets

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We often get asked if poeple's dogs are too skinny because others have told them it is. In most cases the critics dogs are too fat. In this video Mel explains how to tell if your dog is too skinny.

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.

Checking your Dog's Sleeping Respiratory Rate

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Having heart disease is not the same as heart failure. When the heart is failing there are treatments that can be given to help. Monitoring the resiratory rate is one simple tool we can use to help determine if the heart is failing and also monitor response to treatment.

Sometimes we may ask you to monitor your dog's resting respiratory rate. When your dog is relaxed and asleep we are less likely to have interference from things like excitement, fear or exercise.

How to do it

So this is what we need to do:

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Anxiety in Dogs

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There’s alot of perceived stigma about using medications to treat anxiety in dogs but this is a real disease that causes suffering if not treated appropriately. Here’s why in this case drugs are good....

Generalised anxiety is a common problem in dogs. If left untreated it can result in:

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