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New Dog and Cat Law 1st July 2018

New Dog and Cat Law 1st July 2018

New laws for cat and dog owners will come into effect on 1 July 2018. The laws and rules include: Mandatory microchipping of cats and dogs -must be done by 12 weeks of age. Desexing of dogs and cats born after the 1 July 2018 – must be done by 6 months of age unless...

Parvo Virus Update May 2017

Parvo Virus Update May 2017

Parvovirus can be a deadly disease in dogs and puppies. Thankfully it can be prevented with appropriate vaccinations. You may have seen the recent media releases about the new strain of parvovirus which has been detected within Australia. This new strain is called...

Protect Your Rabbit

Protect Your Rabbit

As reported on the News a few days ago.In March 2017 the Australian Government will be releasing a new strain of the rabbit Calicivirus. The first strain of Calicivirus (named ‘Czech’) was released in Australia in 1996 to help control environmental destruction caused...

Arthritis In Pets

Arthritis In Pets

It’s getting c...c...c...cold! Winter has well and truly set in. It’s this time of year you may notice your old dog or cat has a little more trouble getting up after lying, or rising from a sitting position. They may appear a little depressed and reluctant to go for...

Heartworm in Dogs and Cats in South Australia

Heartworm in Dogs and Cats in South Australia

Unfortunately, it’s as scary as it sounds: worms that live in your dog’s heart and major blood vessels of the chest! Heartworm doesn’t need dog to dog contact it is transmitted via mosquitoes. Heartworm disease regularly kills dogs in many parts of Australia, that...

Bondi Vet and Mclaren Vale Award

Bondi Vet and Mclaren Vale Award

Familypet Vet welcomes Dr Lizzie Davies Lizzie grew up in Blackwood and has 11 years experience. She has worked and travelled in different parts of Australia and the UK. She just returned from Queensland and says she is happy to be back in SA. She is not missing the...

Special Pet

Special Pet

VEGAS A big congratulations goes to a very special, loving and brave mum named “Vegas”, a four-year old American Staffordshire. She came into the McLaren Vale FamilyPet Vet clinic on a Tuesday afternoon after she was having some difficulties delivering her second...

Clinic News

Clinic News

A new Vet! Welcome Dr. Lizzie Davis! Lizzie has joined our team as she returns to her home state after living and working as a Veterinary Surgeon in Queensland for 4 years. Her skills are high, her work is thorough and her smile is contagious. Lizzie will be working...