Vaccinations are a vital part of your pet’s preventative healthcare plan. We believe prevention is better than cure, which is why it is important to be aware of what vaccinations your pet needs to stay healthy and happy.
Our team of experienced vets are able to answer any questions or concerns you have regarding your pet’s health and wellbeing. Our consultations cover a range of health topics to ensure you are informed of the requirements of keeping your furry friend healthy and happy.
Blood tests are a diagnostic tool we utilise to to diagnose and monitor a range of health conditions. They play a vital role in detecting diseases in the early stages while they are still treatable.
Our Healthcare programs have been created to make looking after your pet a smooth and easy process. We’re here to help!
Vaccination4Life is a lifetime vaccination plan that saves you up to 75% off the cost of your pet’s vaccinations over time. Vaccinations are vital to keeping your pet healthy and happy, which is why we came up with our Vacc4Life program! A one-off payment of $350 provides your pet with annual boosters and health checks for the rest of their life.
Download our Vaccination4Life brochure here.
Your furry friends’ wellbeing is our top priority! We aim for the surgery process to be as smooth and safe as can be.
We take steps to ensure our surgeries run smoothly and safely for your pet by ensuring the below:
- Dogs and cats are housed in separate areas, to ensure they don’t disturb or frustrate each other
- Our clinic has separate surgical procedure rooms and operating theatres
- Our clinic use modern anaesthetic machines, and the safest anaesthetic drugs and gases
- Your pet’s vital signs are monitored both electronically and by the surgical team, who will be with your pet until he or she has completely recovered from the anaesthetic
- Please note: Late and early pick-up and drop off of your pet is offered, for added convenience.
Our experienced vets perform desexing, soft tissue and orthopaedic procedures.
It is important to make sure your pet is trained to become a well behaved furry member of society. Knowing your pet’s individual behaviours helps you to train them accordingly.
Our expert nurse team will work closely with our vets to offer consultations to cover your pet care needs. They will answer a range of queries or specific concerns you may have about your animal’s health. Topics we cover in our consultations can include preventative care, pet behaviour, surgery, nutrition and other matters depending on your individual pet’s needs. Nurses can perform dental checks, nail clippings and more!
When it comes to dental care our motto is prevention is better than cure! Just like us humans, our furry friends also require care for their dental health.
Tooth and gum problems in pets
Tooth, gum pain and dental disease can go unnoticed in pets, however it can be just as severe as in humans. It can lead to infection and to dangerous diseases such as kidney and heart disease.
Dental disease can be noticed if your pet has bad breath. Most animals will continue eating regardless of severe infection and pain, which is why it’s so important to bring your pet into the clinic for regular check-ups. Nurse dental checks are always complimentary!
Teeth cleaning services
Our team highly recommends a professional dental scale and polish treatment every 6-12 months for pets, even with good home dental care. A general anesthetic is required for this treatment.
Dental diets are formulated dry food that is designed to remove plaque from your pet’s teeth while they are eating. Some also contain toothpaste-like ingredients to target plaque reduction.
Our dental facilities
At Dr Paws Wangaratta we have state of the art dental equipment and everything your pet needs to keep their pearly whites nice and healthy! Our clinic has a dedicated dental area with an ultrasonic cleaner and polisher, along with specialised pet dental equipment.
It is important to prevent future illness for your pet and to not only treat illness when it happens. Preventative care can help achieve a high level of general health for your four legged friend.
Fleas & Intestinal Worms
Intestinal worms and fleas are harmful pet parasites, that can cause disease in both animals and humans. It is very vital to keep your pet’s parasite control up-to-date as a way to protect them and your family.
Fleas do not only just bite pets, but can multiply in houses and bite us humans too! In fact, fleas will often spend only a small part of their life-cycle on your pet and more in your house. That is why it is best to treat your home, as well as your pet, when an infestation occurs
Worms affect the health of your fur friend, and can also transmit to humans, especially young children. Worms can cause serious and permanent illnesses in humans. It is essential to commence a worm control program from the time you take home your new pet to your home.
Heartworm is a type of worm that lives inside a dog’s heart and is spread through mosquitoes. It can be found across all parts of Australia. Heartworm can be potentially fatal and often difficult to treat. A heartworm prevention program should be initiated from the start of your pet’s first round of vaccinations.
Microchipping is one of the best ways to identify your cat or dog, especially if they are lost or stolen. We can microchip your pet at any age and can also help you with council registration. If pets are ever taken to a shelter they will be scanned to see if they have a microchip. The shelter will then call you directly, to ensure your pet is back with you as soon as possible.
Our clinic offers the very latest in diagnostic imaging technologies for your animal, including X-ray and Ultrasound.
Our team utilises the benefits of Ultrasound scanning technology. This is a pain free procedure that produces images of the body that allow our vets to have a closer look into the health of your pet.
X-rays are not just for broken bones! We often perform x-rays to screen the heart and lungs for disease, while x-rays of the abdomen can help diagnose ingestion of foreign objects and give us vital information about the size and shape of abdominal organs.