HELP SUPPORT SOME GREAT CAUSES

One of our wonderful nurses has made these beautiful pins to raise money for " The Victorian Bushfire Appeal" & "Wildlife Rescue & Protection"

If you would like to help these charities you can purchase these pins for a small donation of $10.....Every little bit helps!

They are available at both our clinics for $10 each for the month of January.

Thanks so much to @colours.of.july for your kind gererosity.

 

As irritating as smoke can be to people, it can cause health problems for animals as well. Smoke from wildfires and other large blazes affects pets, horses, livestock and wildlife. If you can see or feel the effects of smoke yourself, you also should take precautions to keep your animals – both pets and livestock – safe.

Animals with cardiovascular or respiratory disease are especially at risk from smoke and should be closely watched during all periods of poor air quality.  Look for the following signs of possible smoke or dust irritation in animals. If any of your animals are experiencing any of these signs, please consult your veterinarian.

  • Coughing or gagging
  • Difficulty breathing, including open mouth breathing and increased noise when breathing
  • Eye irritation and excessive watering
  • Inflammation of throat or mouth
  • Nasal discharge
  • Asthma-like symptoms
  • Increased breathing rate
  • Fatigue or weakness
  • Disorientation or stumbling
  • Reduced appetite and/or thirst

Tips to protect pets

  • Keep pets indoors as much as possible, and keep your windows shut.
  • Birds are particularly susceptible and should not be allowed outside when smoke or particulate matter are present.
  • Let dogs and cats outside only for brief bathroom breaks if air quality alerts are in effect.
  • Avoid intense outdoor exercise during periods of poor air quality. Exercise pets when dust and smoke has settled.
  • Have a pet evacuation kit ready, and include your animals in your disaster preparedness planning.

 

 

Please phone the staff to make an appointment to see one of our experienced Veterinarians.

Clinic Hours
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CORIO VETERINARY CLINIC
Corio Veterinary Clinic is open 6 days a week. Consultation is by appointment.

96 Bacchus Marsh Rd, Corio
Ph: (03) 5275-4575

Monday: 8am - 6pm
Tuesday: 8am - 6pm
Wednesday: 8am - 6pm
Thursday: 8am - 6pm
Friday:
8am - 6pm
Saturday: 8.30am - 4pm
Sunday: CLOSED

LARA VETERINARY CLINIC
Lara Veterinary Clinic is open 6 days a week. Consultation is by appointment.

75 Forest Road, Lara
Ph: (03) 5282-3243

Monday:
8:30-12pm, 4pm-7pm
Tuesday:

8:30-12pm, 4pm-7pm 
W
ednesday:
8:30-12pm, 4pm-7pm
Thursday:
8:30-12pm, 4pm- 7pm
Friday:
8:30-12pm, 4pm- 7pm
Saturday:
8:30am - 11am
Sunday:CLOSED