East Bentleigh Vet Clinic
172 East Boundary Road,
Bentleigh East, Vic, 3165
03 9579 3430
Summer is almost upon us which means the weather is finally starting to warm up. So don’t forget to make sure your pets always have plenty of shelter and fresh water.
Coming up this month we annouce the winners for the Pet Dental Month competition, handy hints for keeping your pets safe as temperatures soar and up coming events.
Dental competition winners
Congratulations to all the Pet Dental Month competition winners.
‘Animal’ Kellock, ‘Milly’ Greenberg and ‘Buddy’Williams all won themselves a bag of the Hills T/D Diet, specially formulated to clean your pets teeth whilst they eat. Ánimal, Milly and Buddy all went into the draw to win a free bag of dental food for having a free dental check up during the month of August.
The winners of our Facebook ‘show us your pearly whites’competition were Zana’ Babic’ and ‘Sunny’ Etyngold. Both winners won themselves a dental hamper. You can view their winning entries on
The inspired Anne Forwood…thank you!
A very big thank you to Anne Forwood who is very generously donating $20 per fortnight to Vets Beyond Borders. We are so grateful for her generousity and know that her donations will go a long way. You can see her message below:
“Inspired by Amy’s Bylakuppe photo display on the wall at Black Rock Vet Clinic, I’ve arranged for $20 per fortnight to be transferred to VBB. Keep up the good work!” Anne Forwood.
Thank you Anne!
Blessing of the Pets 2012
The Beaumaris Anglican Church is holding its annual Blessing of the Pets service on Sunday 7th October at 11am. Michael, Lisa and the boys will be attending again and are inviting you all to join them. The service will be held at St Michael and All Angels on the corner of Dalgetty Rd and Martin Street, Beaumaris. For further information, contact Black Rock on 95890777
Bayside Pet Expo 2012
The Bayside Pet Expo is coming up in November and Black Rock Animal Hosiptal will be there again with their colourful and informative Vets Beyond Borders display.
This year the expo promises to be bigger and better than ever before, with a completely new layout, exhibiters, entertainment and services.
This great event will be held on Sunday 4th November from 10am-2pm at Royal Avenue Park, Sandringham.
For more information, you can go to their
Funny pet videos
Have you got a funny pet video? How about sharing it on our
My Pet Stories Facebook Page
? Upload your video by midnight October 31st and you could be off to the movies as we’ve got 5 double movie passes to give away.
to see one of our favourites!
Protect your pooch from pesky parasites
They creep, jump, bite and suck blood. The enemy? Parasites. These pesky little critters are threat to your dog’s health. Thankfully there is a product available that provides protection for your four legged friend.
Panoramis is a monthly chewable tablet for dogs that:
- Treats, prevents and controls fleas
- Controls flea allergy dermatitis
- Prevents heartworm disease
- Treats and controls adult hookworm, roundworm and whipworm infections
Panoramis is a tasty chewable tablet, it won’t rub or wash off. It is ideal for dog owners who dislike the mess and inconvenience of a topical product or have households with children. There is no need to isolate your pet. Just treat and play!
Drop by or phone us to find out if Panoramis is a suitable for your dog. For a video testimonial
When your pet’s waterworks aren’t working
Your pet’s urination habits are an important indicator of their health. Subtle changes can be a sign of disease such as kidney disease or even diabetes.
Changes may include:
- Urinating more often
- Straining to urinate
- Leaking or dribbling urine
- Blood in urine
- Excessive grooming of genital area
Urinating in unusual places i.e cats urinating out of their tray or ‘spraying urine’. Click here to view a cat spraying on
Don’t ignore these signs as in some cases urinary tract diseases can cause your pet pain and discomfort.
If you notice any of the above signs here is what you should do:
- Call us: we can work out whether or not your pet needs to be seen urgently
- Bring a urine sample of your pet’s urine with you if possible so we can run necessary tests
- Take notice of what are the normal urinary habits for your pet, so you can recognise early if there is something not quite right
Case Study: Toby’s gotta go but he can’t!
7 year old British shorthair Toby is a very clean cat and always uses his litter tray perfectly. Recently however, Toby had been leaving little patches of wee around the house. One afternoon, Toby’s owner returned from work to find Toby straining to urinate in the shower so he brought him in for an examination.
Toby had a large hard and painful bladder as the urethra that takes urine from the bladder to the outside world was obstructed. This is a potentially life threatening condition and Toby needed urgent catheterisation to unblock his bladder.
There are many causes of urethral obstruction in cats but the two most common are urethral plugs (consisting of mucous and cells) and uroliths (made up of small crystal material). Many factors interact to produce uroliths and urethral plugs; viruses, bacteria, diet, decreased water consumption, physical inactivity, urine retention, stress, and urine pH may all contribute. Male cats are at greater risk for obstruction than females because their urethra is longer and narrower.
After three days in hospital, Toby was once again able to pass urine on his own, and was ready to go home.
To prevent recurrence of Toby’s problems, he was started on a special urinary diet. This commercially prepared food is available in both dry and wet forms and is formulated to help prevent the crystals from building up in his urine.
Two weeks later Toby has adapted well to his new diet and is happily using his litter tray again.
Your cat’s toilet: the golden rules
Providing your cat with the ideal toileting set up indoors can be a challenge.
Here are some top tips:
- Provide a tray for every cat in the house plus an additional tray. If you have two cats, you should have three trays
- Put the tray somewhere peaceful and quiet- not in the hallway or near where the dog sleeps!
- Don’t place food and water too close to the tray as cats don’t like to eliminate where they eat
- Remove faeces from the tray daily and change the litter entirely every 2-3 days
- Wash the tray out with warm water only, never use harsh chemicals
- Use a litter that is fragrance free and avoid plastic liners as cats hate these!
- Remember that some cats hate a covered tray as it traps in all the smells
Remember: cats are very clean creatures and prefer deep litter and a large tray to toilet so they can bury their urine and faeces – this is usually why a sandpit is an attractive place to toilet….
for a laugh!
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