Welcome to
The Animal Doctors @ Pakenham

We are exactly what our name says we are; providers of professional health services to the furry members of your family. Our veterinary team provides experienced and personal support to you and your pets in a modern, purpose built clinic on thePrinces Highway in Pakenham.

You may know us as “Cardinia Vet Centre” but we changed our name and logo a little while ago. We think it better represents who we are and what we do…hope you like it!

Opening Hours:

Mon – Fri

8:30am – 6:30pm

Sat

8.30am – 1.30pm

ph. 03 59413 822

You can find us at:

164 Princes Hwy

Pakenham

Victoria 3810

 

 

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Just a reminder that we will be closed tomorrow for the Australia Day Public holiday.
We hope hat everyone has an amazing day and we will see you when we reopen on Friday.
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Just some of the cute wildlife we get in at the clinic.
But comes with a warning; Please be careful and kerp an eye out on our roads.
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Just a reminder to be careful this weekend ...

Stay Safe! Please don't drink and drive!

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I know paperwork is hard, but sleeping on it won't get it done. ...

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Please be careful this weekend ...

⚠️ PLEASE SHARE ⚠️ NYE is this weekend! Sorted out your plans? What about your pets? Lots of pets will flee their homes on Saturday night, terrified of NYE fireworks. Sadly, some of them will become lost or injured after scaling fences, running long distances and even being hit by cars. Read our tips on how to keep your pets safe and help them cope with fireworks: dogshome.com/new-years-eve/

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The Animal Doctors@Pakenham added a new photo. ...

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The team at the Animal Doctors @ Pakenham wish everyone a safe and happy Christmas 🎅🎅🎅🎄🎄🎄 ...

Wishing all of you a Merry Christmas 🎅🎁🎄

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Anyone else having this problem? ...

Very accurate! :)

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HANDY HINTS FOR THIS HOLIDAYS

If you are travelling or going camping these school holidays, its best to call ahead to the local vet clinic and ask them;

- If they have snakes in the area. If they do, what type and who has antivenom
- If there are bush ticks in the area, as its best to use a preventative
- What their opening hours are over the Christmas season.
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As the holiday season quickly approaches, there are going to be days where The Animal Doctors @ Pakenham will be closed due to the public holidays.
DECEMBER CLOSURES
Christmas Eve (Saturday 24th) – open in the morning, from 8.30am
Christmas Day (Sunday 25th) – CLOSED
Boxing Day (Monday 26th) – CLOSED
Christmas Day Public Holiday (Tuesday 27th) – CLOSED
New Year’s Eve (Saturday 31st) – Open in the morning, from 8.30am

JANUARY CLOSURES
New Year’s Day (Sunday 1st) – CLOSED
New Year’s Day Public Holiday (Monday 2nd) – CLOSED.

If you are needing veterinary assistance during these times, please contact the Animal Emergency Centre, as they will be open 24/7. There contact details are as followed;
Address – 151/159 Princes Highway, Hallam.
Phone – 8795 7020.
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Not long now to Christmas.
Here are some cat memes to put a smile on your face.
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Vet visits can be very tirering job.
Isn't this the cutest box of puppies you have seen?
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This is what castro looks like when he escapes and goes rolling in the dirt. Not so white anymore. ...

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Santa Clause is coming to town.
Castro dressed up in his christmas costume.
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Here is the recipe for the Christmas bird seed treats.
Make approximately 12.
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Cute gift idea for those feathery friends of yours. ;)

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Another picture of a client spreading the Christmas cheer. These home made seed hangers are great for the local birds. And easy to make.
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Another pet getting into the Christmas spirit.
Spud, aged 12, having his first ever photo with Santa.
Proves that you are never to old to have a little fun. 🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄
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We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with our phones. We are currently unavailable to receive or make calls.
We are working with Telstra to solve the problem and set up a diversion.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
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We would like to introduce Gemma, who is running our new Puppy Preschool classes

Our new Puppy School focuses on providing you with an in-depth understanding of leadership whilst working through exercises that can be used in any environment and under real life distraction.

Some things that will be covered;
- Lead Handling
- Socialisation
- Manners
- Toileting
- common unwanted Puppy behaviour
- keeping you puppy healthy.

The classes run in the evening and consist of 4 involved classes.
Some conditions apply.

If you would like to book in, or have any further questions, please contact the clinic on 5941 3822.
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Bradie is getting into the Chrustmas spirit.
We would love to see any photos of your pets dressed up in their Chrissie costumes.
Keep an eye out for Castro in the next couple of weeks
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Tis the season. Good luck with keeping your trees up and decorated. ...

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No filter - handsome 🌞 ...

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Christmas is almost upon us again. Why not spoil your pooch this season and buy them an Advent Calendar, to help count diwn the days to the jolly man in red arrives.
While stocks last
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Bravecto Promo!!!!!
Come in and purchase a pack of Bravecto and recieve a free cooler bag for this summer.
*while stocks last
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A warning for this summer ...

Yes, it's time for me to bombard y'all with reminders related to the hot weather!

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One of Castro's favourite nurses has a shadow today. It's like she left him for 6 weeks. Oh wait she did. We are all happy that she is back from holidays, but not as much as him. ...

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As today has been the first glimpse of a possible hot Summer to come, I thought a little reminder for our wildlife is in order.
Please don't forget about them this Summer, when we are inside with our air conditioning.
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Fireworks alert for this weekend.
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There will be fireworks in the area this Saturday night, for Rememberence Day.
Please be mindful of your pets, as this is normally a stressful time for them.
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Happy Halloween everyone!!!!
We would love to see some photos, if your pets got dressed up tonight.
Side note- please be careful with any trick or treat candy/chocolates lying around. They are dangerous to our pets.
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I never knew pigs like this existed. ...

This week's Rare Breed of the Week is the Mangalica pig, also known as the "sheep pig" due to its thick wooly coat similar to that of a sheep! Once on the verge of extinction, this beautiful breed was revived in the early 1990s by a series of breeders. It is now the only surviving pig breed noted for its long coat. By Sharing this post, you can help raise awareness for rare breeds and improve their chances of survival! To support our educational efforts DalbyFarmCountryStore.com

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Happy Vet Nurse day to all the nurse's out there. We hope that you have an amazing day. We just want to say Thank you for everything you do. The job is not always a clean, safe or a happy one, but you always do a great job. Keep up the great work. ...

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We are helping to support the Pakenham RSL and there Purple Poppy for Rememberence Day.
The Purple Poppy is to commemorate the animals deeds and sacrifices in war.
Come down and grab either a lapel pin or pet tag, for $10 each. While stocks last.
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Who will you be hoping wins this weekend????
Show us your pets in their team colours.
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Hi Everyone.
The Animal Doctors @ Pakenham will be closed on Friday 30th of September, due to the Footy Grand Final Public Holiday.
We are open, business as usual on Thursday 29th September (8am til 7pm) will be reopening on Saturday the 1st of October (8.30am to 2pm). If you are needing an appointment during these opening hours, please call the clinic on 5941 3822.
If you are needing emergency veterinary assistance, the Animal Emergency Centre in Hallam will be open 24/7 during our closure. Their contact number is 8795 7020.
We hope that everyone has a safe and enjoyable day off.
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Squishy toes ...

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Somebody has decided he has finished for the day and hiding from his job.
Happy Friday everyone!!!
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DENTAL MONTH SPECIAL. AUGUST ONLY.

Come in and buy a packet of Greenies for your pet and get $3 off for the cat treats and $5 off on all the dog treats range.
Great for daily treats to help with their teeth and breath.
Comes in Chicken and Ocean fish flavours for our feline friends and 4 different sizes for our doggie pals.
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Don't forget to book in for your FREE veterinary dental check.
This promotion is running only for the month of August.

To make an appointment, please call 5941 3822.
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Castro doesn't do Mondays ...

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August is Dental Month!!!!

Does your pet have bad breath?
Has it become picky with its dry food?

To help celebrate Dental Month, The Animal Doctors @ Pakenham are giving away FREE veterinary dental check ups.
Along with your pets dental check up, the veterinarians will discuss the health of your pet’s teeth, the best course of action and send you home with a $50 voucher off your next dental (voucher valid until the 31st October 2016)

Also come in and see our range of dental maintenance products, diets and dental treats.

We believe that good dental health is important to live a happy, healthy life.

If you would like to book your FREE dental check up today or discuss what we can do for your pets teeth, please call the clinic on 5941 3822.

Limited spots available. Free veterinary dental checks only available for the month of August. Booking are essential. Conditions apply.
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Someone is learning how to take selfies ...

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We are all feeling very special today.
A big thank you to Sonny for the big bouquet of chocolates. 🐶
It is greatly appreciated and will go well at afternoon tea time.
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Castro is getting into the Red Nose Day spirit. ...

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We have had this suggested to us by a couple of wonderful clients and we have decided to adopt it for our clinic.

This candle and message will now be displayed in our reception area.

We welcome any feedback.
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Another long weekend is upon us.

The Animal Doctors @ Pakenham will not be open this Monday (the 13th of June).

We will however be open tomorrow from 8.30am til 2pm and business as usual on Tuesday.

If you are needing veterinary assistance, please call, on 5941 3822, during opening hours and we will happily make you an appointment.

All the staff at the Animal Doctors @ Pakenham wish everyone a safe long weekend.

Stay warm ❄⛄
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This weekend, we remember all that served ...

Incredible tribute to the 8 million horses, donkeys and mules that died faithfully supporting their respective armies. Faithful to the end. We will remember them.

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PUBLIC HOLIDAY ANNOUNCEMENT.

Please be aware that we will be close Monday the 25th of April for ANZAC Day.

We are open as normal on Saturday 8.30am til 2pm and Tuesday 8a til 7pm.

We hope that everyone has a safe long weekend.
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If anyone has lost a male rabbit in the last 24-48 hours, please contact the clinic ASAP. ...

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Someone is all relaxed and ready for a Friday night ...

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The team at The Animal Doctors @ Pakenham would like to wish Dr. David a massive HAPPY BIRTHDAY for today. 🎉🎂🎁 ...

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Please be careful this weekend 🐇🐣 ...

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Easter has quickly arrived.
Please be advised of our opening hours for this long weekend.

Good Friday - CLOSED
Easter Saturday - opening at 8.30am
Easter Sunday - CLOSED
Easter Monday - CLOSED.

If you are needing veterinary assistance during the hours we are not open, then the Animal Emergency Centre is open 24/7 over the Easter break.

The whole team at The Animal Doctors @ Pakenham wish everyone a safe Easter.
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Someone is not happy about wearing his Easter ears. ...

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Sleeping Beauty ...

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Easter is just around the corner. Please be aware of the dangers chocolate can cause to our pets. ...

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Trying to do a little cross stitching during my break and castro thinks its play time ...

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Come in and check out our new range of Noah's combs and grooming brushes.
The are good quality and really affordable.
Prices starting as low as $4.85.
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Borrowed from another page....
Who has cats like this? I know we do (not mentioning any names....Castro)
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Hi everyone.
We will be closed this Monday, due to the Labour Day public holiday.

If you are needing us, we are open tomorrow from 8.30am til 2pm, then business as usual on Tuesday from 8am.

We hope that everyone has a safe and happy long weekend
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Hi. Has anyone lost a rabbit in the Pakenham area? ...

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We have power!!!!!

We are back up and running and now able to make appointments and do counter sales.

Sorry for any inconvenience this mornings outage may have caused
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ATTENTION: Due to power outages and upgardes tomorrow (Friday), we will be unable to see or make any appointments or make any counter (food, toys, medication) sales, between the hours of 8am and 1.30pm.

We have our fingers crossed that power will be restored earlier.

Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
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Just a reminder about our New Year's opening hours;

Thursday 31st December (New Year's Eve) - 8am - 5pm

Friday 1st January (New Year's Day) - CLOSED

Saturday 2nd January - 8.30am - 2pm

If you require veterinary assistance during our opening hours, please call us at the clinic on 5941 3822 to make an appointment. Bookings are essential.

If you have an emergency outside of our opening hours, the Animal Emergency Centre in Hallam is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

We look forward to seeing everyone in the new year.
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Wishing everyone a safe and merry Christmas. 🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄
And just a reminder that we will be closing at 5pm today.
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The staff at The Animal Doctors @ Pakenham would like to thank all our clients and their pets for their support and loyalty throughout 2015.

We have been very spoilt this year, with not only the gifts you give us, but the memories that we have shared with you and your family.

We hope that everyone has a safe and wonderful Christmas and New Years.

We look forward to seeing everyone again in 2016.

From all the staff + castro.

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Getting some sun baking in before it gets to hot ☀♨ ...

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Severe weather warning for this weekend.
We are expected to reach temperatures of 40oc + tomorrow.
Please by mindful of your pets. They are wearing a permanent fur coat.

Make sure they have fresh cold water (ice blocks help), shade and someone to check on them on a regular basis.

If possible, please bring your pets inside. Especially the young, the old and the sick.

The laundry, bottom of your shower or your bath tub make awesome summer get aways for your rabbits and other pocket pets.

We hope that everyone stays cool and safe.
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The Animal Doctors@Pakenham added a new photo. ...

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I still fit (just) ...

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I'm ready for my close up ...

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CHRISTMAS PUBLIC HOLIDAY HOURS.

Christmas and New Year's is fast approaching.

Please be advised of our change of opening hours for over this festive period.


Thursday 24th December (Christmas Eve) 8am - 5pm

Friday 25th December (Christmas Day) - CLOSED

Saturday 26th December (Boxing Day) - CLOSED

Sunday 27th December - CLOSED

Monday 28th December (Boxing Day P/H) - CLOSED

Tuesday 29th December 8am - 7pm



Thursday 31st December (New Year's Eve) - 8am - 5pm

Friday 1st January (New Year's Day) - CLOSED

Saturday 2nd January - 8.30am - 2pm



If you require veterinary assistance during our opening hours, please call us at the clinic on 5941 3822 to make an appointment. Bookings are essential.

If you have an emergency outside of our opening hours, the Animal Emergency Centre in Hallam is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
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Christmas is meant to be a joyous time of year. But it also has its hidden dangers. ...

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Something to make you smile today. Enjoy!! ...

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Castro enjoying todays sunshine. ...

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Lazy boy, enjoying today's sunshine. ...

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Opening hours around the Melbourne Cup public holiday

Opening hours;

Saturday 31st October – 8.30am til 2pm
Sunday 1st November – CLOSED
Monday 2nd November – 8am til 7pm
Tuesday 3rd November – CLOSED
Wednesday 4th November – 8am til 7pm.

If you would like to make an appointment, please call us at the clinic on 59413822, during business hours.
And if you need emergency veterinary assistance during the hours we are closed, the Animal Emergency Centre in Hallam is available 24/7. You can call them on 8795 7020

We at The Animal Doctor’s @ Pakenham wish everyone a safe and happy day off
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One if the Swallow fledglings was out learning to fly this evening. It won't be long before it leaves the nest for good. ...

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HAPPY VET NURSE DAY!!!!!!!!!
We hope that all the nurse's out there have a great day.
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The resident swallows are proving that spring has arrived. There is at least 3 chicks in this nest. We will be keeping an eye on them and look forward to seeing them leave the nest when they are big enough. ...

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The Animal Doctors @ Pakenham is closed for today, but will be open for business as usual tomorrow. 8.30am til 2pm.
We hope everyone has a great footy finals weekend
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*Borrowed from another page*
Please don't handle them if you do happen to come across a nest.
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A massive thank you to everyone who has liked our page.
We have reached the big 500!!!!!

Your comments, feed back and your loyalty is greatly appreciated.
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The recent release from the Australia Post.
Send someone a letter today with these cute kitty stamps.
Which one is your favourite?
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Castro would like to remind everyone that August is dental month.
Call us in the morning to book your FREE vet dental check.
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Just in time for Dental Month.
Fresh mint flavour.
Comes in teenie, petite, regular and large. Grab them while you can!!!!
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Pain Management week

This week is pain management week for people, and the staff at The Animal Doctors @ Pakenham, thought that it would be nice to spread awareness for our pets this week as well.
Like humans, our pets can suffer from arthritis. This can make them sore and uncomfortable. Sometimes we are unaware that they are struggling, due to there natural instinct to show no weakness.

Does your dog struggle getting up, especially on cold mornings?
Does your cat have issues jumping on and off things?
Do your pets seem stiff or lame when walking?
Does your dog not want to go for walks anymore?

These could be signs that your pet is in pain and may be suffering from arthritis.

There are things you can do to help;

- Keep them warm and out of a draught. Give them warm, dry, soft bedding, away from cold winds and open doorways.

- Specific diet. Hills Prescription j/d diet is designed specifically for animals with poor joint health. It works to reduce the inflammation and is specifically formulated to help nourish cartilage.

- Anti inflammatory medication. Your veterinarian can organise a pain management regime for your pet, to make them as comfortable as possible.

- Gentle exercise. This keeps joints moving and muscles toned, while reducing the risk of weight increase.

- Keeping their weight down. Excess weight puts extra pressure on their joints.

If you think that your pet may be in pain, suffering from arthritis or you would like your pet checked, please call the clinic on 5941 3822 to chat with our friendly staff and to make an appointment.
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New look Hills t/d. Just in time for dental month. ...

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FREE VET DENTAL CHECK FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST.

August is dental month and to help spread the word of good dental health, we are giving away FREE veterinary dental checks for your cat and/or dog.

A saving of over $60!!!!

There is a high number of pets today with poor dental health. This can lead to a number of health risks, some of which are irreversible. The only prevention for bad oral health is getting your pet onto a good dental regime early.

During your appointment, the veterinarian will discuss a regime suitable for you pet, to maximize the potential for good oral health.

Please call the Animal Doctors @ Pakenham on 59413822 to make an appointment. Bookings are essential, as place are limited.
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IT'S A BOY!!!!!!!!!
The Animal Doctors @ Pakenham send our congratulations and warm wishes to Tanja and her husband Adrian on their arrival of little Wilhelm Elliot on Wednesday. Mum and bubs are doing well. 💙
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Missing since yesterday. Normally an inside cat.
Please keep an eye out for her.
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Someone is trying to help me on the computer this morning. ...

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Just a reminder for the long weekend;

We are open tomorrow (8.30am til 2pm), but we will be closed Sunday and Monday.

If you would like to make an appointment, please call the clinic on 5941 3822.

We hope everyone has a safe long weekend.
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Just a few of the jobs that all the wonderful veterinarians and nurses do as part of their day to day duties. We strive to make your visit as enjoyable and stress free as possible. 🐾💗 ...

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Here is something a little different. I'm pretty sure our vets wouldn't want to see this in one of their consults. ...

“I’ve been a vet for nearly 20 years, and it’s a new one for me.” A ravenous reptile has undergone surgery in Adelaide after swallowing a pair of barbecue tongs used to feed him his dinner. #9News

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Happy Mother's Day.
I hope everyone had a wonderful day and got spoilt. 🐾💗
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A new dog grooming trend. Do you think it will take off in Australia?
We would love to hear people's opinions
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The newest trend in doggy hair style is here...apparently. The square or round look. Very popular in Taiwan at the moment! 🐕🐶

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The Animal Doctors@Pakenham shared The Australian Women's Weekly's photo. ...

Just beautiful: A stunning Anzac Day tribute to the 8 million horses, donkeys and mules that died faithfully supporting their respective armies in World War 1. Faithful to the end. Lest we forget the soldiers who served, and the animals that helped them. (Image via Poppy Appeal Australia). #ANZACDay #LestWeForget

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