Pet Care Blog

By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Tuesday, 8 October 2019 10:54 AM
Who is loving this beautiful spring weather? So nice to be able to be out and about with family and friends (and our four-legged family members) enjoying the outdoors. This month has a couple of important dates to remember – 4th October is World Animal Day, which is a day dedicated to recognising animal rights and welfare. It’s a globally celebrated day that raises the awareness of animal welfare, and the move to make the world we live in a better and safer place for all animals. The other very special day is the 11th October which is Vet Nurse Day! This is an opportunity for the veterinary industry and vet practices to acknowledge the important role vet nurses play in their clinics. It’s also a time for pet owners and the wider community to say “thank you” to their local nurses for who they are,...
By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Sunday, 6 October 2019 10:48 AM
Did you know the world celebrates World Kidney Day every year on the 12th March? It’s a global awareness campaign aimed at raising awareness of the importance of our kidneys. In the animal world, the same importance is placed on our pet’s kidneys and filtration systems. The kidneys are often underrated when we think about our pets’ health. In fact, the kidneys play a vital role in the daily workings of their (and our!) bodies. They play a major role in maintaining your pet’s general health and wellbeing. Think of them as a very complex, environmentally friendly, waste disposal system. They sort non-recyclable waste from recyclable waste, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Kidneys are the unsung heroes of pets’ bodies, and perform a number of very important jobs, including blood pressure control, water balance in the body, cleaning blood from wastes and toxins, and activates and manages the production of Vitamin D which is vital for your furry friends’ overall health. So when they stop working properly,...
By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Friday, 4 October 2019 10:43 AM
Are you having trouble teaching your puppy to urinate outside? Or just not by the backdoor? Toilet training is not difficult, however it is time-consuming. Dogs are social animals and enjoy being part of your family. Before you get frustrated with your puppy consider these important facts.



At a young age puppies have little bladders and therefore need to be taken to the toilet frequently. I.e. after every nap, drink, feed etc. Most puppies do not have full bladder control until 5 - 6months of age. 

 

When going to the toilet, puppies generally have a substrate preference. This substrate may be the soft feel of the carpet, the smoothness of the tiles or privacy of the back corridor. When they go to the toilet on this substrate they are self-rewarding; with the good feeling of emptying their full bladder. Changing their substrate preference, to a substrate...

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