A little known fact is that if your pets’ microchip is not registered under your name, we may be breaking the law performing any procedures at the request of someone that is not the registered owner.
Please ensure your pets’ microchip information is up to date as we need to check before going through with procedures.
One of the best forms of identification is a microchip. It is placed under the skin so cannot be lost, but is completely useless if the details attached to it are not kept up to date.
Your pets’ microchip contact details are NOT linked to your pets’ council registration and need to be changed separately
How to update your pets’ microchip details.
Firstly you need your pets’ ...
It can be distressing, watching your pet being irritated by fleas and it can be very annoying dealing with a flea infestation within your own home.
A heavy flea burden can be quite stressful and potentially harmful to you and your pet’s health.
Fleas can be found throughout the year, but they tend to be most active in the warmer months, this is because any eggs in the environment can stay dormant until they detect heat or movement, which in-turn causes them to hatch, for this reason alone it is always best practice to continue on flea treatment all year round. Prevention is much easier than dealing with the problem. Early prevention is the main key to avoiding bad skin irritations associated with fleas.
For every adult flea you find on your pet there is potentially 50 more immature stages on your ...
We understand that taking your cat to the vet can be stressful for both you and your cat , so we have compiled a few tips to try and reduce the amount of stress to both you and your cat.
Before the visit
-Having the correct cage can help make the cat feel more secure. A wire top cage can leave the cat feeling exposed & vulnerable, while the cage pictured right is ideal as cat can feel relatively hidden when in it and the lid can be removed if need be.
-Rather than bringing out the cage only before a vet visit, make the cage part of the furniture of the house.
-Associate the cage with something good, if possible use the cage as part of play or feed the cat inside cage with the ...
September 2019. Due to fire next door, our Morwell clinic is temporarily closed. We are committed to continuing to run a branch of the practice in Morwell, and will re-open as soon as we can.
We are planning to establish a system to bring supplies (specialist food, medications etc) to Morwell for clients to pick up, twice a week, while the clinic remains closed.
Please ring our Traralgon clinic on 5174 6999 for appointments, or if you need supplies brought to Morwell.
We apologise for the inconvenience and plan to be back in business in Morwell as quickly as possible.
It’s a common situation when living in a town or built up area, hearing the horrible yelling and screaming of cats outside fighting each other, however it is always worse when your own cat is involved.
Cats are territorial animals and often fight to defend their territory.
The warmer months are the most common time for cat fights to occur as female cats are coming on heat, and more comfortable temperatures make it nicer for cats to wander outside at night.
It is important to never try and separate two cats in a fight or try and handle them afterwards, they are often highly strung after a fight and will act to defend themselves. You may be best attempting to spray them with some water to spook them apart.
Cat fights can be harmful to your cat ...
Here at Latrobe Veterinary Group we have complied a list of things to consider for your pet/s prior to heading away on holiday, to ensure you trip goes as smoothly as possible.
Latrobe Veterinary Group is seeking a qualified Veterinary Nurse for a full time maternity leave position. To obtain more information and apply for this position, please call 03 5174 6999. Extension – Applications close 23rd August 2019.
Latrobe Veterinary Group is seeking a qualified Veterinary Nurse for a full time position. To obtain a position description and apply for this position, please call 03 5174 6999. Applications closing, 19th October 2018.
A day in the life of Buzz the dog as he takes a trip to Latrobe Vet Group in Traralgon for an important operation.