Pet Health | Goonoo Goonoo Road Veterinary Clinic
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Veterinary Clinic

Pet Health

Dog Care

Finding the right breed and understanding the responsibilities of ownership are crucial before getting a dog. We can provide guidance on breed-specific health issues, vaccinations, parasite control, and general care.

Key aspects of dog care:

  • Pet Insurance: We strongly recommend insuring your dog. See our insurance information sheet for details.
  • Bedding: Provide suitable washable bedding in a weatherproof kennel or indoors.
  • Secure Area: Ensure a dog-proof yard or secure area and never leave your dog unsupervised when tethered.
  • Exercise and Stimulation: Dogs need daily exercise and mental stimulation to prevent behavioral and health problems. Socialization is crucial for appropriate interaction.
  • Regular Health Checks: Schedule at least one annual health check, including vaccinations and parasite control. Early detection and prevention of health issues are important.
  • Nutrition: Provide a balanced diet with protein, fats, carbohydrates, minerals, and vitamins for overall health.
  • Dental Care: Maintain dental hygiene and avoid giving cooked bones.
  • Water Intake: Ensure your dog has access to clean water.
  • Grooming: Regular grooming and brushing, especially for long-haired breeds, helps maintain cleanliness, remove debris, and prevent coat issues. Bathing should be done as needed, considering the impact on natural oils and skin health.
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Puppy Pre-school

Some of the benefits:

  • Early learning for well-behaved puppies.
  • Obedience, toileting, and social boundaries.
  • Understand puppy behavior and body language.
  • Positive techniques for behavioral development.
  • Importance of socializing and walking in public.
  • Protecting against parasites and diseases.
  • Setting boundaries during playtime.
  • Strengthening the bond with your puppy.
  • Start early to prevent behavioral problems.
  • Enroll your puppy in our pre-school classes today.
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Cat Care

Key aspects of cat care:

  • Identification: Register and microchip your cat for safety, and consider attaching a collar with your contact details.
  • Food: Cats require animal protein for their diet. Choose high-quality cat food with meat as the main ingredient, suited for their life stage. Incorporate natural foods like fresh meat, chicken, and bones. Use canned food as a treat rather than a full meal to avoid dental issues.

    Foods not to feed your cat:
    • Coffee
    • Chocolate
    • Avocado
    • Grapes
    • Onions and garlic
    • Nuts
    • Alcohol
    • Manufactured meat
    • Cow's milk
  • Litter Trays: Keep clean litter trays preferred by your cat. Provide dedicated trays for each cat and place them in a quiet corner away from food and water.
  • Environment: Keep cats indoors to protect them from dangers and infections. If they go outdoors, ensure they are inside at night.
  • Desexing: Desexing has health benefits, prevents unwanted litters, reduces cancer risks, and helps calm aggression.
  • Cat Toys: Provide toys to keep your cat occupied and mentally stimulated, satisfying their natural instincts.
  • Grooming: Regular grooming prevents matting, keeps fur soft, and strengthens the bond with your cat.
  • Veterinary Care: Schedule regular check-ups, vaccinations, deworming, and flea control to maintain their health and prevent parasites.

If you notice any unusual symptoms in your cat, it is advised to visit the veterinarian at once.

For any doubts and to know more about cat care, contact us or visit us at Goonoo Goonoo Road Veterinary Clinic, Tamworth.

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Bird Care

Choosing the Right Bird as a Pet:

  • Consider the socialization preferences and special skills of different bird species.
  • Take into account their size, color, and other characteristics.
  • Canaries and budgerigars are suitable for limited spaces, such as flats or apartments.
  • Parrots or cockatoos require more space and attention but can make great pets.
  • Gender can affect a bird's singing or talking abilities.
  • Consider your home environment and personal preferences when deciding on the best bird for you and your bird to have a great time together.
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Senior Pets

Aging pets may develop health problems like arthritis, kidney disease, diabetes, or heart disease. At Goonoo Goonoo Road Vet hospital, we provide help and treatment for these issues. Treatments can improve your pet's quality of life and alleviate stiffness and slow movement. If your pet experiences weight loss or increased thirst, early treatment can control many common diseases. For pets with a cough, our veterinary hospital can diagnose and create an effective treatment plan to enhance their well-being.

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Contact us

Contact us for friendly advice and professional pet health care by phone, email or drop in to our clinic. We service Tamworth, East Tamworth, West Tamworth and North Tamworth areas.

Opening hours

Monday 8am-6pm
Tuesday 8am-6pm
Wednesday 8am-6pm
Thursday 8am-6pm
Friday 8am-6pm
Saturday 9am-1pm
Sunday Closed

After hours

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