Keeping you informed
Newsletter April 2019
With the end of daylight savings, our hours have changed:
We are now open:
Monday to Friday: 8am-7pm.
We will be closed over the Easter break on Friday 19th April, Sunday 21st April and Monday 22nd April.
We will be open on Easter Saturday 20th April from 9am to 12pm.
We will also be closed on Anzac Day Thursday 25th April.
For emergencies outside of our opening hours, please contact NEVS on 9452 2933.
We wish you all a very Happy Easter.
Going away? Ensure your pet’s vet care is covered!
If you are going away these holidays and leaving your pet in another person’s care, we urge you to complete a holiday form with us. Holiday forms can be downloaded from our website here, and dropped off to reception.
In the unanticipated event that your pet suffers an illness or injury while you’re away, this form ensures we understand your treatment preferences and you are contactable to be able to discuss your pet’s condition. All too often we are presented with an unwell animal where we are unable to proceed with appropriate treatment because we are unable to contact the owner, and the pet minder is not able to make the decision in place of them. This situation is obviously distressing for all parties involved.
Make sure your pet minder knows your regular vet, plus NEVS after hours service for emergencies. Also make sure your pet minder knows about tick paralysis and that your tick control is up to date too, especially if you will be holidaying on the coast with your pet.
African Wildlife Raffle and Donations
Our raffle for Dete Animal Rescue Trust (D.A.R.T.) was a huge success with a total of $450 being raised along with an additional $1000 being donated from us. Another $1000 was also donated to SAVE African Rhino Foundation in January of this year.
And, congratulations to our winner of a FREE consultation, groom or vaccination, Batani, the Spoodle.
Wills, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is the lucky winner of the treat hamper.
Donations directly to D.A.R.T. are still very much welcome. Donations are FULLY TAX DEDUCTIBLE and can be made by clicking here.
Pet of the Month-Bailey
Meet beautiful Bailey, this adorable and very active three year old Staffordshire Terrier. Last week, Bailey underwent a surgical procedure called a Tibial Plateau Levelling Osteotomy (TPLO) to correct a ruptured cruciate ligament in her knee which was causing her a great amount of pain and instability, and limiting her ability to chase her favourite ball.
Bailey is already making a very pleasing recovery, though will need some careful exercise management over the next 3 months to ensure she does not cause any further damage. We have recommended that Bailey starts on a specific joint health support diet called Hills J/D, which is full of omega fatty acids, glucosamine, chondroitin and antioxidants to help control arthritis and pain.
Does your pet suffer from sore joints, or are they having more trouble getting going recently? They will likely benefit from using a product such as Hills J/D to improve the health of all their joints! Ask our friendly staff for more information next time you’re passing through.
Bailey will be receiving a free bag of Hills J/D food. Lucky Bailey!
Easter Dangers for our pets!!
With Easter fast approaching, so is the chocolate season. However, while many of us love chocolate, it is toxic to our furry friends.
The level of toxicity can depend on the size of your dog or cat and how much they have consumed as well as the type of chocolate, however individuals can vary in their sensitivity to it.
The compound in chocolate that our dogs and cats react to is Theobromine. Theobromine causes an elevated heart rate and dilates blood vessels in people without ill effect, however can cause vomiting, diarrheoa, restlessness, increased heart rate, muscle tremors and seizures in dogs and cats (depending on how much chocolate has been consumed).
Make sure chocolate is kept in a secure location that your pet can’t reach (at all times of the year) and if you suspect your pet has ingested some chocolate, treatment may be required, so contact us straight away (treatment is not effective if delayed).
Turramurra Cat Hotel! Book in today!
Get in quick! We have only limited cat boarding spaces remaining in our cat hotel over the Easter school holidays! If you are still looking for a luxurious stay for your cat while you take a break, contact our team on 9988 0198 to check availability for your dates.
More information on our Turramurra Cat Hotel.