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Tightrope Cruciate Ligament System at Alpine Animal Doctors

Tightrope Cruciate Ligament System at Alpine Animal Doctors

The Arthrex Tightrope Cruciate Ligament Repair System is now available at Alpine Animal Doctors. This minimally invasive surgical procedure promises to give dogs suffering from Cruciate Ligament injuries better outcomes with less trauma than other surgical treatments, and at lower cost to the owner. Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL) ruptures are the most common cause of hind limb lameness

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Alpine Region fires: A safe haven for your pets

Updated Monday, 21 December 2015 While the immediate danger from the bushfire threatening Yackandandah has eased, all the signs are pointing to a long, hot, severe fire season in our region. Let’s hope it doesn’t happen but should fires get too close to home Dr. Bek and the team at Alpine Animal Doctors would like to remind pet owners

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Dangers of Panadol for dogs

Dangers of Panadol for dogs

You may be tempted to try to provide some pain relief for your pet by using paracetamol, or other over-the-counter painkillers you might have, but the reality is you may be killing your pet. Paracetamol is particularly toxic to cats and dogs. If it doesn’t kill them immediately, the toxic substances can be stored and accumulated in internal organs…

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Canine Parvovirus outbreak in Albury

Warning! An outbreak of Canine Parvovirus has been confirmed in the Albury/Wodonga area. Parvo is a highly infectious life-threatening disease. If your dog is not vaccinated please call the hospital on (03) 5756 2444. For full details of symptoms, clinical signs and treatment please see this post. More information on the outbreak below. Friday, 14 March 2014: An

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Vet Nurse Mary graduates in Cert IV

Mary Clapperton is the latest member of the clinical team at Alpine Animal Doctors to attain her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, the highest qualification a vet nurse can obtain.

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Danger for Dogs: 1080 poison in Bright area

 Dr. Bek and Alpine Animal Doctors would like to warn pet owners in Bright/Porepunkah that the Department of Environment and Primary Industries will undertake a 1080 poisoning programme in the area from 20 August 2013 through to 12 November 2013. All tracks to be baited will be clearly signposted with warnings similar to the illustration. Pet owners should

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The Thundershirt at Alpine Animal Doctors

Does your dog or cat get anxious during thunderstorms or when visiting the vet or travelling? Most pets do. If yours is one of them you might find the Thundershirt useful. A snug-fitting vest that exerts a gentle, constant pressure on the animal’s torso the Thundershirt can dramatically reduce anxiety levels and keep your pet calm. Drop into the clinic to test it out, or find out more on our website.

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Marijuana for dogs: Is it viable for pain relief?

Medical marijuana is being used by vets in the USA. Take our poll and tell us if Australian veterinarians should be able to administer it to animals in pain.

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New Arrivals — Lucky 13 for Dee Dee

Updated 11 April 2013 They’ve arrived! Dr. Bek’s Neapolitan Mastiff, Dee Dee, has given birth to thirteen (yep, thirteen!) beautiful puppies. Dee Dee’s new family includes three girls and ten boys. All of the new arrivals are healthy and doing well and run the gamut of the typical colours of the breed. The birth was a marathon effort

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Koko’s battle with heart failure

One in seven dogs in Australia are living with congestive heart failure, and their owners may not even know it. Check out our video on this silent killer and discover the signs that will tell you if your best mate is at risk. This insidious disease can go unnoticed for a long time, unnecessarily shortening your dog’s life.

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