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Tightrope Cruciate Ligament System at Alpine Animal Doctors

Tightrope Cruciate Ligament System at Alpine Animal Doctors

Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL) ruptures are the most common cause of hind limb lameness in dogs. Dogs of any breed, sex or age can suffer a CCL injury. It’s a painful, acute or chronic degenerative injury, usually of the anterior cruciate ligament, that results in partial or complete instability of the knee joint.

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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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ADVANCE PREMIUM — Big Bags, Big Savings!

Sorry, this offer has expired. Call the hospital (5756 2444) for our latest prices on Advance Premium foods. Get a BIG $20.00 off the normal price of ADVANCE Premium Pet Foods! Buy any BIG bag of Advance and you’ll score a BIG saving on every bag! Just in time for Christmas we’ve negotiated our biggest ever savings on

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Greenies half price special

Sorry, but all stocks of special offer packs have been sold. Check our other specials! Save on Greenies TreatPak! Buy one pack of Greenies dog treats and get a second pack completely FREE! Come on in to the clinic today for a great saving on tasty, healthy treats for dogs. We have a great two-for-one offer on Greenies

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NEW! Mini Microchips

The hospital is now using the brand new Micro-ID Mini Chip for all our animal microchipping. These tiny new microchips are 40% smaller than the standard chip.

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FREE Grooming Kit

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Protect your pet against fleas, ticks and heartworm this summer, and get a FREE dog or cat grooming kit with every purchase of Frontline Plus and Heartgard 6-packs! This is a really great offer from Merial, with a high quality grooming kit containing everything you need to keep your dog or cat well groomed all year long.

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Adverse reactions warning for dog owners

Industry reports are warning of possible adverse reactions in dogs when Comfortis (spinosad), a popular chewable tablet for once-a-month flea protection, is used concurrently with ivermectin-based products.
Recent reports have found that, when used together, there is an apparent interaction between the two medications which causes an increased likelihood of an ivermectin toxicity, similar to an ivermectin overdose, in dogs. Adverse reactions can cause a range of symptoms, from ‘Collie nose’ to a full blown toxicity with neurological signs of ataxia, drooling, vomiting and pupil dilation. At its most severe, the reaction can lead to a coma.

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New ‘once a month’ pain relief for dogs

A new pain relief medication, Trocoxil, is now available in Australia for dogs suffering the effects of long term chronic or persistent pain and inflammation associated with degenerative joint disease. An NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug), Trocoxil has been available in Europe since 2009 but has only recently been approved for use in Australia. Unlike other NSAIDs such as Rimadyl, Trocoxil does not need to be given daily to control pain but is administered as a single chewable tablet once a month.

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FREE picnic blanket from Advance Pet Nutrition

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The warmer weather is coming and here’s your chance to enjoy a family picnic in the sunshine with a free picnic blanket from our friends at Advance Pet Nutrition. To get your free picnic blanket all you need to do is buy any 13kg or 15kg pack of any of the range of Advance Premium dog and cat foods. We only have limited stocks of these great blankets, which come with their own carry handle for easy transport, so don’t delay — stock up on quality Advance foods for your furry friends today!

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City celebrations on for getaway winners

Sorry, this offer has expired. The winner of the Alpine Animal Doctors Weekend Getaway prize draw is Mrs Christine Baker. Christine is owned by cocker spaniels Mia and Molly, and Miffy the cat, who will shortly be sending Christine and her partner off on a luxury weekend for two in Melbourne, with dinner and tickets to a show.

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