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Having just returned from a conference in Brisbane, Dr Karin Davids tells us the latest. As many owner’s of arthritic pets are probably already aware, osteoarthritis is best treated via a ‘multimodal approach’. This involves a combination of anti-inflammatories, disease-modifying agents (chrondroprotectives and neutraceuticals), a tailored exercise programe, and weight control. We ideally aim to […]

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Lexi is a beautiful three year old Blue Heeler who presented to our clinic after horrifically being hit by car, suffering multiple pelvic fractures, internal bleeding and severe open wounds with large areas of devitalised skin. Lexi was going to need intensive care, strong pain killing medication and surgery, and about a week’s stay in […]

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Our head surgeon Dr Karin Davids has retired from her partnership in Waverley Animal Hospital which means she will have more time to spend with at Southern Animal Health. She will now be available for surgery bookings on Thursday (as usual), Friday and alternate Mondays, in addition to her continuing availability for emergency procedures outside […]

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Buying a Frenchie? Here are the 5 things you need to know about French Bulldogs… At Southern Animal Health we loooooove French Bulldogs – and we see a lot of them. So we thought we’d share with you some important health care information about the breed. 1. They are awesome dogs – fun, active and […]

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In everyday households, there are several common foods and plants that can cause mild to severe reactions and even death in some circumstances to your pet. This is our comprehensive list of household items to be careful and aware of: Alcohol Chocolate Coffee and Caffeine (Including Pods, Beans, Grounds & Tea Bags) Citrus Avocado Fat […]

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You may be aware of the recent and concerning news regarding the deaths and illness of Victoria Police dogs and at least three pet dogs due to Megaoesophagus. An investigation has been launched to search for the link between the ‘rare’ cluster illness and the consumption of Advance Dermocare dry food. Manufacturer Mars Petcare Australia has voluntarily recalled Advance Dermocare dry dog food […]

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Our vets here at Southern Animal Health have a special focus on canine lameness as well as many years of experience in its diagnosis and treatment. We are proud to provide many treatment and surgical options for limping dogs that other general practice clinics do not offer. Specialist surgical procedures can also be performed within […]

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A specific concern in these hot months are medium to large middle to older aged dogs with possible Laryngeal Paralysis (or LP).  Laryngeal Paralysis is a condition whereby the larynx (the opening at the start of the treachea or windpipe), no longer works properly due to a partial or complete paralysis. This condition can be […]

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We’ve been busy little bees at SAH headquarters in preparation for our first ever adoption day! Having worked closely with Forever Friends Animal Rescue for many years already, we have recently combined forces in an even greater capacity, so that we can assist them with the extremely important work they do of looking after and […]

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