FAQs

  • Vaccinations

    Young pups, kittens and babies have some protection from disease from their mothers’ immunity, but this wears off quite quickly – in dogs and cats in 6-12 weeks, and so we have to give them…

  • Worming

    Intestinal Worms All animals can get worms, pups and kittens more so than adults. We worm pups and kittens every 2 weeks until they are 12 weeks old, then we recommend that you repeat this every 6…

  • Fleas

    Nasty little things, always the first to be accused when you see your dog or cat scratching. There are other causes of pets scratching—normal grooming, grass and seasonal itches and general…

  • Desexing

    Desexing is compulsory in SA for all dogs and cats born after 1 July 2018. Cats and dogs have to be desexed by the age of 6 months, or within 28 days of when you take possession of a new animal. This…

  • Microchips

    Discovering that your beloved pet has gone missing can be extremely distressing, and sadly many lost pets never find their way back home. A microchip is a sterile implant, the size of a grain of rice…

  • Surgery and Anaesthesia

    Dogs and cats don’t just sit still and so we often need to give them a general anaesthetic to do things that we could do in people “under local anaesthetic”. It makes it much safer for your pet and…

  • IV Drip/Fluids

    Better care of pets means that we are more aware than we were years ago of their need for fluids. We recommend that all pets that are having a general anaesthetic are placed on IV fluids during…

  • Blood Tests

    Blood tests are an important aspect of determining how healthy your pet is. We use blood tests often, from simple “in-house” blood tests that take 5 minutes to run, through to complex immune-related…

  • Xrays and Ultrasound

    Tea Tree Gully Veterinary Hospital has a powerful xray machine that can xray the largest Rottweiller, or the smallest kitten or bird that we see, and provides us with excellent diagnostic xrays. We…

  • Surgery

    When do we do surgery? With quality veterinary and nursing staff and high Standards of Care we are able to do most surgeries that you would see at a small country hospital. Fortunately we do not have…

  • Skin Problems

    Everyone can see their pets’ skin and there is nothing more annoying than your pet sitting next to you on the lounge SCRATCHING incessantly. There is a fine line between normal itchy-scratchy of a…

  • Specialist Referrals

    Most of our veterinary work is done within the Veterinary Hospital but occasionally our vets may recommend that you go to see a Specialist. In South Australia we have a number of excellent Referral…

  • Preparing your Pet for a Visit to the Vet

    You can help your pet's visit to be as stress free as possible by doing a few simple things Make and Appointment Please make an appointment prior to seeing us to ensure that you and your pet can be…

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