Your pets will receive love and excellent veterinary care 24 hours every day at Baldivis Vet Hospital.
Care For Our Four Legged Friends.
Each dog is an individual and the small changes can sometimes make a huge difference to the well being of a patient.
Our veterinarians are trained to be observant and notice even the most subtle abnormalities in your dog. A thorough examination is the key to a speedy diagnosis.
Our wide range of services will benefit your dog because your pet will be able to receive the latest diagnostic tests right here in Baldivis. Our veterinarians are focused on achieving optimum outcomes for your pets. We can handle everything from a sore toe to a Tibial Plateau Levelling Osteotomy (TPLO) surgery for a ruptured cruciate ligament.
If you are concerned regarding the health of your pet, please let us examine your pet and work from there.
The consulting veterinarian will listen to your concerns, examine your pet and discuss the various options involved in getting your pet back to normal health. We have an onsite laboratory so that blood samples can be processed in a timely manner.
Keeping Your Pet Healthy
Pets age much more quickly than humans, one year for your dog is equal to 7 humans years with very rapid maturation of your pet in the first year.
Annual health checks are essential as your pet moves quickly through the various stages in life. The Annual health check involves a physical examination, dental check up, heart/lung check, flea control, gastrointestinal parasites, heartworm prevention, vaccinations (as required) and setting a healthcare plan for the coming year.
From seven years, a blood test is recommended plus a biannual check up. If you have delayed the annual health check for any reason, then simply start the process by having your pet examined and set a healthcare plan up for the next year
Health Care Check List For Adult Dogs
- 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 8 weeks of age
- Flea control program
- Consider adult dog training
- Microchip Identification of all dogs
- Register all dogs with council
- De-sex dogs not intended for breeding
- Adequate diet
We are a 24 Hour Emergency Hospital open 7 days a week. If you are ever in doubt, concerned or you have an emergency…
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What do I do if my dog is unwell or injured?
The first step in helping an unwell dog is to get a diagnosis. The first step in this process is a consultation and this may be followed by some diagnostic tests.
Your Pet’s Clinical Examination may include:
- Check for conjunctivitis/ discharge
- Eyelid/ eyelash problems
- Eyelid tumours
- Check for signs of infection or parasites (mites)
- Fly bites or skin disease on ears (skin cancers)
- Check for any nasal discharge
- Sneezing or irritation
- Asymmetrical shape
- 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
- Tongue disease soft palate problems
General body condition
- Loss or gain of weight and body condition
- Check for any pain/ discomfort
- Any abnormal masses in the abdomen
- Check for back and neck pain
- Heart rate and rhythm, check for any murmurs
- Lung sounds – check for respiratory disease
- Check for hair loss, itchiness, infection, allergies, parasites, tumours
- Check for any enlargement or tenderness
- Check for lameness
- Nail and pad problems
- Joint problems and arthritis
- Check temperature
- 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
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.
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.
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.
- Biannual Health Checks from 7yo
- Itchy Skin
- Ear Infections
- Sore Eye
- In Season
- Pregnancy Ultrasound
- Teeth Clean
- Lump, Tumour, Cancer
- Blood Test