Did you know that around 80% of cats and dogs over the age of three are suffering with some form of dental disease? A build-up of food particles, saliva and bacteria can start to cause serious problems for your furry friend! At Pet Medical Centre, our veterinarians can help. We offer checks and dental services for animals throughout Dubbo.
From bad breath to receding gums and painful chewing, prevent dental disease and its effects by bringing your pet in for a dental check. A scale and clean is the most important first step to improving your pet’s oral health. Our vets can also offer some tips and tricks to help you keep their teeth healthy, such as choosing the right food or even brushing their teeth. For more information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Pets can’t tell us when something is wrong—it’s usually not until we notice changes in their behaviour that we realise something is amiss. That’s why regular check-ups are the best way to detect animal health issues early. At Pet Medical Centre, we have an on-site pathology laboratory which enables us to rapidly detect animal medical conditions.
Blood tests shed light on the inner workings of your pet’s body. Our vets can learn information about the functionality of organs, the immune system and the presence of disease. We are able to take a quick blood sample at your pet’s next health check in order to run some tests—most animals won’t even feel the needle.
If your pet is ever lost, a microchip massively improves the chances of them being reunited with you. The chip is as tiny as a grain of rice and contains a unique code. You can update your details on the pet registry so that any veterinarian, animal shelter or local council can identify your animal using the code. It doesn’t matter if your pet has lost their collar—the permanent microchip will ensure we can get in touch with you straight away if your pet is found.
It’s compulsory in all states of Australia to have pets microchipped. Our vets can implant chips and help you make sure your animal is registered. If you find a lost pet, we can also scan the chip and help track down the owner.
If you’re adopting a new family member it’s important to make sure they’ve had their vaccinations. Many infectious diseases are preventable with a round of vaccinations from your local vet, including parvovirus, canine distemper, canine cough and much more.
Puppies and kittens should have a health check before you bring them home, both for their own sake and to protect other animal and human family members. Our team at Pet Medical Centre will perform a comprehensive medical examination and help you develop a preventative healthcare program. Some shots will need boosters after a number of years to make sure your pet’s immunity stays strong. Please get in touch to find out more.
A balanced diet is critical to maintaining your pet’s overall health—just like it is for humans! Minimise the health risks associated with a poor diet by consulting our vets in Dubbo. We can recommend appropriate products and quantities of food to suit your animal’s age, breed and lifestyle.
Your dog or cat’s diet should be packed with protein, nutrients and fibres. It’s also important to balance fatty acids and steer clear of artificial colour and flavour enhancers. The right diet can help promote digestion, dental health, strong joints and bones, healthy skin and coat, and much more. For all queries, our friendly staff at Pet Medical Centre are here to help.