- Health Care Check List For Adult Dogs
- What do I do if my dog is unwell or injured?
- Vaccination booster 12 months after the puppy vaccination is essential
- De-worm each 12 weeks with Drontal Allwormer or a similar product
- Heartworm prevention starting from 12 weeks of age
- Flea control program
- Consider adult dog training
- Microchip Identification of all dogs
- Register all dogs with council
- Desex dogs not intended for breeding
- Adequate diet
There are many products that prevent heartworm, control fleas and gastrointestinal worms. Baldivis vet Hospital has produced a table of products available and this can be accessed by clicking here.
- Information on admission to hospital for routine surgery
- Royal Canin
- Australian Veterinary Association
The first step in helping an unwell doggy is to get a diagnosis.
The first step in this process is a consultation with your Vet and this may be followed by some diagnostic tests.
We are 24 hour Emergency hospital
Day or night – give us a call
If in doubt or have an emergency
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To make an appointment at Baldivis Vet Hospital phone 9524 1466. Please let our reception staff know if the matter is urgent so they can make an appointment ASAP.
We do not do accounts for small animal.
All costs and need to paid for at time of consultation.
Your dog will need to on a lead and there is plenty of room both inside and outside of the hospital for even the most antisocial doggy.
Your Pet’s Clinical Examination may include:
Check for conjunctivitis/ discharge
Eyelid/ eyelash problems
Check for signs of infection or parasites (mites)
Fly bites or skin disease on ears (skin cancers – cats)
Check for any nasal discharge
Sneezing or irritation
Tumours such as squamous cell carcinoma (skin cancer)
Skin disease of the nose
Check for signs of tooth and gum disease
Oral ulceration or tumours
Soft palate problems
Heart rate and rhythm, check for any murmurs
Lung sounds – check for respiratory disease
Check for any pain/ discomfort
Any abnormal masses in the abdomen
Check kidney size and shape in cats
Check for hair loss, itchiness, infection, allergies, parasites, tumours
Lymph nodes/ glands
Check for any enlargement or tenderness
Check thyroid size in cats
Check for lameness
Nail and pad problems
Joint problems and arthritis
Check for anal gland problems, skin disease, tumours, hernias.
Check testicles for signs of inflammation or tumours
Check prostate for all entire male dogs
Check for vaginal discharge in females
Check mammary glands in female dogs for evidence of lumps/ cancer.
Check for back and neck pain
General body condition
Loss or gain of weight and body condition
Your puppy or kitten should be routinely checked every few weeks as they are welcomed into your home. Whether it be for general health checks, vaccinations or flea and worming information, our
receptionists would be happy to assist you. You have committed to taking in a new little
life and we are here every step of the way.
As we are all aware, pets reach ‘senior’ age a lot sooner than you or I,
so we recommend senior screens, more frequent health checks and condition
reports, from 7 years of age. Feel free to discuss what to expect for your
pet’s ‘senior’ screen with any of our Veterinarians.
Baldivis Vet Hospital has digital x-rays. The images from the digital x-rays help the vets in the diagnosis of various problems.
Ultrasound is very useful to assist in the diagnosis of abdominal problems.
Blood tests are frequently used to measure the function of internal organs and to determine the presence or absence of infections. Baldivis Vet Hospital has its own advanced IDEXX laboratory.
In some cases where the diagnosis is made on physical examination the response to medication is used as a semi-diagnostic test.
The type of treatment required for a particular ailment will depend on the diagnosis. Baldivis Vet Hospital is a well equipped hospital; we have live in carers and Baldivis Emergency Vet whom are available 24/7 to care for our hospitalised patients and we have large spacious comfortable kennels for hospitalised patients.
We have 3 surgeries and experienced surgeons who are able to carry out many procedures. You can be sure you pet will be well cared for at Baldivis Vet Hospital, no matter what time of day or night.