OUTBREAK WARNING of the deadly Feline infectious enteritis (Feline Panleukopenia Virus – FPV)

The resurgence of this deadly virus, which was almost eradicated 40 years ago by vaccinations, has been confirmed in various locations throughout Australia. FPV is highly contagious and can be fatal to the affected cat. The most common form of FPV presents as a three to four day history of high temperature, lethargy, loss of appetite ...

Keeping your pets safe this Summer – Blood Testing

What are we looking for in a blood test? Routine blood testing typically assesses haematology (red and white blood cells), biochemistry (all the blood products associated with normal bodily functions, including liver and kidney function) and electrolytes. There are blood tests which look for particular problems as they arise, such as hormonal imbalances or clotting problems. ...

Keeping your pets safe this Summer – Paralysis Ticks

Are you heading to the coast this summer? Tick protection is a MUST! Although most pets who are treated quickly for tick paralysis survive, ticks are capable of killing your pet within 3 to 4 days of attaching if your pet has not had any tick prevention. REMEMBER: PREVENTION IS MUCH SAFER AND MUCH LESS EXPENSIVE ...

Keeping your pets safe this Summer – The Benefits of Desexing your Dog

Desexing renders dogs and bitches unable to breed, and removes the sexual urge. Temporary or semi-permanent control can be effected by the use of certain drugs, however surgical desexing is permanent and has fewer side effects. Desexing dogs is compulsory in the ACT unless you have a permit to keep your pet entire. If you do ...

Christmas Trading Times

All of us at Hall Veterinary Surgery wish you and your pets a safe and happy Festive Season. Watch out for snakes, heat exhaustion and eating the wrong food! We are only closed on the Public Holidays, so our schedule is: Fri 23 Dec 8.30am - 6.30pm Sat 24 Dec 8.30am - 2.30pm Sun 25 Dec Closed! Mon 26 Dec Closed. Boxing Day Tue 27 ...

Keeping your pets safe this Summer – Heat Stroke Warning

What is heat stroke? Heat stroke or heat exhaustion occurs when the pet experiences a marked increase in body temperature. Normal temperature range for cats and dogs is ~38–39ºC. Other than as part of an underlying illness, pets can become overheated after being enclosed in a hot area, or due to over exertion with excessive exercise. Heat ...

Dental Month is back!

Dental Month

August is here, time to celebrate DENTAL MONTH once again! Our Dental Program entitles your pets to a FREE DENTAL CHECK every 6 months and discounted rates for Grade 1 Dental scale and polish. Checking your pets teeth every 6 months ensures that we get on top of any dental disease early before it becomes irreversible, ...