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Doyalson Animal Hospital
423 Scenic Drive
NSW 2262

02 4399 2129
02 4390 2911

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Pet Obesity

Obesity occurs when calorific intake exceeds calorific use over a prolonged period of time. This leads to our pets having an excess of body fat which can impair their health, welfare and quality of life. The good news is 95 % of obesity cases are treatable with a controlled calorific intake.

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Bushfires injure local wildlife


The recent bushfires in the Doyalson, Chain Valley bay and Summerland Point area devastated a massive area of bushland and resulted in the injury and displacement of a significant amount of wildlife. At Doyalson Animal Hospital we treated a number of possums, swamp wallabies, bandicoots and birds that were injured or homeless.

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Spring has sprung


Spring has sprung and is the peak time on the coast for Paralysis Ticks. The scientific name for the paralysis tick is Ixodes Holocyclus. This tick occurs only on the East Coast of Australia. As the weather warms up and we continue to get rainy weather the ticks will start breeding. All domestic cats and dogs are at risk of paralysis ticks. The earliest signs are vomiting, loss of voice, increased panting and weakness in the back legs. This progresses to paralysis of the legs and respiratory muscles. If not treated early and promptly the paralysis is fatal. Treatment involves removal of the tick, administration of tick anti serum and hospitalisation and supportive care. Most pets, if treated early, recover in 2-3 days. More extreme cases may be in hospital for a week and may not survive.

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