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Sanford Veterinary Clinic
    42 Sanford St
    Geraldton, WA, 6530
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    Phone: (08) 9921 1797




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Our Pet of the Month Photo Competition is proving to be super popular.  It's just great to see all the fantastic photos of much loved pets in all shapes and sizes!

It's nearly impossible to pick a winner, but our pick for September was "Scoobe" sent in by Lisa.  What a big boy- not many dogs can stand up and have a peek over the fence!  Hope you enjoy your prizes. 

Grab a camera, snap some photos of your pets and send them in to us for Pet of the Month! We now have a new email to send photos in  to.  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or post onto our facebook page.

Don't forget to check out some of the great photos on our facebook page. It just may inspire the budding photographer in you.   






Contents of this newsletter
      01  Vaccinate now in time for boarding
      02  Take the stress out of parasite control
      03  Curious cats
      04  Peppie's painful pancreas
      05  Great Video so cute!
      06  Share the love





01 Vaccinate now in time for boarding







Believe it or not, the summer holidays are just around the     corner. If you haven’t done so already, you need to book your pet in for boarding now as these facilities fill up very quickly over Christmas.

If your pet isn’t up to date with their vaccinations they may require two injections a month apart before they are allowed to board. This means you need to get in now! There is nothing fun about being turned away when you are on your way to the airport. Cats generally require a minimum of a F3 vaccination and dogs need to be up to date with their C5 vaccination.

Don’t forget to take your pet’s vaccination certificate with     you when you admit your pet for boarding. Worming and flea control must     also be up to date prior to admission. We are more than happy to discuss what your pet needs so call us today to prevent any extra Christmas rush stress!   




02 Take the stress out of parasite control







Controlling parasites in pets is important but it can also be complicated. It is difficult to work out what your dog, cat or     any pet for that matter should be getting and what suits you the best. So come in and talk to the staff at Sanford Vet Clinic- our trained vet nurses will make parasite and flea control easy with products that suit your circumstances and pet.  

  • Fleas - can cause a very itchy skin condition known as flea allergy dermatitis
  • Heartworm disease – can cause heart and/or lung disease in your dog
  • Hookworm, roundworm and whipworm - are intestinal worms that infest the gut and can cause a range of signs from diarrhoea to complete gut blockage
 We have products that work, keeping your pet parasite free and more importantly professional advice.  Come in and ask us for more nformation about the best way to keep your pet parasite free.   



03 Curious cats










Cats are curious creatures but don’t let curiosity kill your     cat. Watch out for these three potential dangers in your household:  

1. Lilies

Ingestion of even a small part of the lily plant can cause     kidney failure in cats. The flowers, leaves and pollen are all potentially toxic. Cats that lick a tiny amount of pollen from their coat or drink the water that the lilies are stored in can suffer toxicosis. 

Potentially dangerous lily species include Easter lilies     (Lilium longiflorum), tiger lilies (Lilium tigrinum), rubrum or Japanese showy lilies (Lilium speciosum and Lilium lancifolium), and various day lilies (Hemerocallis species).   

2. Panadol

Paracetamol may be a common pain relief medication in humans but if given to a cat, it can cause death. It can cause a life threatening anaemia, liver failure and gastrointestinal damage. Typical signs include lethargy, vomiting, difficulty breathing and facial swelling.

3. String 

String can kill your cat. If ingested, thread, yarn wool, ribbon and string can cause serious gastrointestinal problems. Cats are  particularly attracted to string, especially if it has a toy attached.

If you are worried your cat has ingested something it     shouldn't have, call us for advice.




04 Peppie's painful pancreas







Peppie the ten-year-old corgi loves his food. After his     owner has finished her dinner, Peppie often ends up with the leftovers in his bowl. Left over roast lamb has always been his favourite. That was, until Peppie developed a painful and potentially life threatening condition known as pancreatitis.

When a meal is eaten, the pancreas secretes enzymes required for digestion. In some cases, an overly fatty meal can trigger a “leakage”  of these enzymes and the pancreas literally starts to digest itself. This can happen either all of a sudden (acute), or over time (chronic). In both cases, a pet can end up feeling very unwell. 

Poor Peppie’s case came on very quickly. He was vomiting,  hunched over in pain and was severely dehydrated. He was admitted to hospital and treatment was started immediately. Blood tests would confirm that he was suffering from pancreatitis but early treatment was vital. This involved restricting food, pain relief, antibiotics and rehydration via a drip.

After a few days in hospital, Peppie was discharged with     strict feeding advice and a low fat prescription diet. Pancreatitis is likely to strike again so there will be no more left overs for Peppie.   



05 Great Video so cute!




Check out this great video we found on youtube.      It's just so cute and I'm not sure who is happier, the kittens or the dog!




06 Share the love







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Its a quick read full of fun and facts for people who love     their pets.

They can subscribe direct off our website www.sanfordvet.com.au  so don't hold back, get it out there and share the love.




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