Dogs

Canine Meet & Greet social classes coming soon!

June 12, 2018Classes starting 10.00am – 11.00am, Monday July 16th 2018. A new socialising class called MEET and GREET will be run at our Newcomb clinic on Monday mornings. The class will be run by two qualified trainers, and is designed for dogs over 6 months who need more socialising (playdates).  Initial numbers are 5 dogs per...
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Dogs and raw chicken

February 13, 2018There has been recent publicity regarding raw chicken causing diseases in dogs. The disease in question is a rare neurological disorder called Acute Polyradiculoneuritis (APN) which causes temporary paralysis due to inflammation of the motor nerve roots. Researchers in the Neurology department at Melbourne University have discovered a possible statistical link with affected dogs and...
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What do yellow leads & ribbons on dogs mean?

July 24, 2017A YELLOW lead helps raise awareness that a dog needs some space. There are many reasons why a dog may need space: Newly adopted Learning self-control around other dogs In- training Illness or recovering from surgery Shyness of people Fearful of unfamiliar or rowdy Intolerance of other animal Fearful of unfamiliar people Aging and elderly...
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Doggy Day Spa Grooming at Bellarine Veterinary Practice. Geelong

November 7, 2016Looking to get your pets groomed – don’t miss out! Our popular grooming teams are so busy that they are now booked out 1-2 weeks in advance and we highly recommend that all clients forward book their appointments. Our grooming services are available Monday – Friday and rotate amongst our different clinic locations. Please call us...
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Why “Anaesthesia-free Dentistry” is a bad idea

August 18, 2016The region under the gum where the periodontal disease and infection lies, cannot be assessed or treated so your pet may continue to have ongoing disease issues and tooth loss that you thought were addressed. A clean mouth is not necessarily healthy or pain and infection free. The pet needs to be forcibly restrained to have...
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FREE Dental Health Checks for Pets, Geelong

August 9, 2016Every pet deserves a beautiful healthy, pain-free smile! A bright happy smile can absolutely make your day but being exposed to bad breath and diseased teeth can just as easily ruin it. If waking up to “dogs-breath” or having to avoid cuddles with your pet due to the smell is uncomfortable for you – think...
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Winter Pet Care, Geelong

June 23, 2016It’s time to keep them warm and cozy….. ……………  because if you’re cold so are your pets! Frosty mornings and chilly evenings have arrived letting us know that its winter time again. As we push the t-shirts to the back of the cupboard and dig out our scarves, it’s also time to make sure  ALL...
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Autumn Pet Care, Geelong

March 22, 2016  The days are fine but the mornings are crisp and the evenings are drawing in earlier – it must be Autumn! I love this season of changing colours and Easter. It’s the last chance to enjoy camping before Winter sets in and it’s fun to set up the Easter egg hunt. If you’re setting...
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Cancer treatment trial for dogs, Geelong Vet, Australia

February 19, 2016Bellarine Veterinary Practice is excited to be one of only 20 clinics Australia involved with a new clinical trial treating cancer in dogs. We are working with Biotempus Limited, an independent life sciences company based in Melbourne. Biotempus is developing and commercialising technologies for leveraging immune system responses against disease. The clinical trial seeks to...
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February is Pet Dental Month, Geelong

February 4, 2016We’re rather passionate about Dental Care here at Bellarine Vet Practice because the mouth is the gateway to the entire body. After all, we really are what we eat and the health of our mouth is an indicator of the health of our whole body. Dental disease leads to ill health and disease in other...
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