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How To Apply Bravecto Spot-On for Dogs- Companion Animal Vets

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Bravecto spot-on for dogs can be used every 6 months to protect your dog from deadly paralysis ticks. There are a few tricks to applying it that will make your life much easier.

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Paralysis Ticks- Are Your Pets Safe?- Companion Animal Vets

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Paralysis Ticks are found up and down the east coast of Australia. In order to protect your pet there are 3 key things that you need to know.

To get a copy of the tick identification chart referred to in the video use this link which will open in facebook messenger where you will be sent the pdf file: https://go.cavh.com.au/2RIK0Fp

The video mentioned about how to apply Bravecto Spot-on is here: https://youtu.be/qlf1YhhtitQ

Finally a tick prevention for My Cat- Companion Animal Vets

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Lauren introduces us to Bravecto Spot-on, the first decent product we've had to prevent paralysis ticks in cats.

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When is the tick season?- Companion Animal Vets

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This was recorded live as part of our #askthevetlive series on Fridays.

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You can brush your cat's teeth- Companion Animal Vets

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By 3 years of age 70% of cats will have periodontal disease. This is the build up of bacteria, plaque and infection in the gums which leads to pus, pain and tooth loss. The best way to prevent periodontal disease is by brushing your cat’s teeth daily.

In an ideal world we would brush our cats teeth every day as it’s the best way to prevent periodontal disease. In some cats this is possible, in some it isn’t- it really depends on the character of the cat. Here’s some tips to make it as successful as possible.

What is in a Cat's Vaccination?

a tortoishell cat in an opened carrier having a vaccination

In some way it would be great to wrap our pets in cotton wool to stop them getting hurt or sick. In my experience, there a few animal that this would be more difficult do with than a cat. Since bundling them up (not to mention herding them away from danger) is not really practical, we have to rely on other disease prevention strategies and the cornerstone of these is vaccination.

What is in a Dog's Vaccination?

C5 vaccination in a syringe and needle with the words: what's in a vaccination

Vaccination is at the heart of disease prevention in dogs. We at CAVH recommend for most dogs, that they receive a C5 vaccination, to best protect them from preventable diseases in our area. While most people are aware of the Parvo component of our vaccinations, many people don't know what other diseases their dogs are covered for.

What's in a C5 vaccination?

The 5 in “C5” refers to the 5 different components of the vaccine, each one covering for a different cause of disease.

New product review: Oravet Dental Hygiene Chews

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oravet dental chews packaging

Oravet Dental Hygeine Chews are a daily chew that your dog can enjoy chewing on. 

There are broadly 2 ways of preventing periodontal disease:

  1. mechanical cleaning (eg. using a toothbrush)
  2. chemically cleaning (eg. toothpaste to reduce plaque formation)

Oravet chews offer both of these methods. By doing these they are better than other treats such as greenies which rely on mechanical cleaning only. 

They come in a box which contains individually sealed chews. The idea is to give 1 chew each day. 

Product review: Nexgard Flea and Tick Chews

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4.1-10kg box of Nexgard Chews

Nexgard is a monthly chew that has been recently registered for dogs to treat and prevent fleas and ticks including paralysis ticks.

Nexgard is the first oral product we have had available to us that will control ticks for the whole month. It contains a novel compound called afoxolaner and is manufactured in Brazil by Merial.

If you live in a tick area, travel to a tick area with your dog or if you have a dog that vomits with Comfortis tablets then Nexgard may be the ideal product for you.

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