Osteoarthritis does not take a summer holiday.  This means for the comfort of arthritic dogs, we need to continue with mobility support all year round as a maintenance regime, not just in the colder months when it is more evident.

Healthy joints allow your dog to run and play without pain.  Joints involved in motion are surrounded by lubricating synovial fluid and the ends of the bones are covered in elastic articular cartilage. These joint structures allow bones to glide over each other as your dog moves.

Osteoarthritis is the degeneration of this joint cartilage and the underlying bone.  It is most common from middle age onward although it can be at any age. It causes extreme pain and stiffness, especially in the hip and knee joints, causing long term lameness. To aid in the relief of this painful condition it is as easy as using Glyde, in an oral form, as a daily additive to your dog’s meal.

This month we are offering a bonus seat belt with every Glyde purchase to keep your best friend safe on your travels.  These straps attach to your dog’s collar and then insert into your standard seatbelt.  This is a restraint that is adjustable to all animal sizes.  It gives that extra security while travelling.

There are many preventative health products on the market and it can become quite confusing.  Some cover multiple conditions and doses vary depending upon the product. 

Advocate is a topical treatment applied between the shoulder blades for the treatment and prevention of fleas, heartworm and intestinal worms.  It can be used on dogs and cats. By treating fleas you are reducing the incidence of flea allergy dermatitis and preventing heartworm infection.Advocate also provides treatment and control of roundworm, hookworms, whipworm, sarcoptic mange, ear mites and lice.  Advocate also provides treatment and control of roundworm, hookworms, whipworm, sarcoptic mange, ear mites and lice.

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Dental care is a key part of your animal’s everyday health and vitality.  Aside from saving your pet the pain and discomfort of poor hygiene, dental health is related to a chain of reactions that affect their overall health.

This chain of events starts with plaque building up on teeth, bacteria in the plaque leads to gum inflammation (gingivitis), the inflamed gums allow bacteria to enter the bloodstream, once in the bloodstream, bacteria travel throughout the body where they can negatively impact vital organs like the heart, liver and kidneys.

Using a dental diet as a maintenance food, can help to maintain healthy teeth and gums.  This can be done by using Hills T/D food.

Once again, we have limited $20 discount vouchers available for Hills T/D foods in the dog & cat range, in all size bags.

These pamphlets offer 3 discount vouchers for future purchases.

 

NexGard Spectra delivers monthly protection from fleas, ticks, mites heartworm and intestinal worms in an easy to dose beef-flavoured chew.  It can be used in all dogs from 8-weeks of age and comes in different sizes according to the animal’s bodyweight.  It is particularly handy for large breed dogs as the XL size covers from 30-60kg.

NexGard Spectra 

  • protects against paralysis, bush & brown dog ticks
  • controls demodectic & sarcoptic mange
  • protects against heartworm disease
  • protects against round, hook & whipworm
  • breaks the flea cycle

During May, at our Greensborough & Rosanna Clinics, purchase any 6-pack of NexGard Spectra and receive bonus Tapeworm tablets and also a Kong Ultra Bouncer. These are great quality toys that shall entertain your children over an extended period.

While Stocks last.

 

For overweight dogs & cats Hills metabolic foods can give quality of life back by reducing obesity. 

Its ingredients activate your animal’s metabolism to regulate appetite and burn fat.  Metabolic’s ability to alter metabolism causes detrimental genes to be turned off and beneficial ones to be turned on. 

During May, we have $20 x2, discount vouchers available on all Hills Metabolic foods greater than 2kg.  While stocks last.