Pet Health Videos
Please find below short informative videos! These detail some important information and ‘how to’ guides on some common medications you may need to give your pet throughout its life. If you require any clarification on any of the videos, please call our practice on 03 8390 2266.
PRIOR TO YOUR PETS ANAESTHETIC
Your pet is going to have an anaesthetic for surgery or a procedure. Find out what you need to do before their visit.
DESEXING POST SURGERY INFORMATION
You pet has had their desexing procedure. The information below details what you need to know after the anaesthetic, during their recovery.
AFTER YOUR PETS GENERAL ANAESTHETIC
The information below details what you need to know after your pet has had an anaesthetic. This will cover their recovery post surgery.
BRUSHING YOUR PET’S TEETH
Brushing your pets teeth can help reduce tartar build up and dental disease. Find out how to brush their teeth.
YOUR PET’S DENTAL PROCEDURE
A dental procedure may have been recommended for your pet. Dental disease is the most common illness seen in our pets. Over 80% of animals 3 years or older have some form of dental disease. Find out what’s involved in the procedure.
HOW TO GIVE MELOXICAM
Meloxicam is a pain relief and anti-inflammatory that your pet may have been prescribed after surgery or injury. Find out how to accurately and safely give this medication to your pet
HOW TO TABLET YOUR PET
Tableting a cat or dog is an important for pets that require medication on worming. Find out how to give your pet a tablet
APPLYING EAR MEDICATION
Ear medication is commonly prescribed to treat an ear infection. Find out how to apply ear medication into your pets ear(s) during the video below
HOW TO APPLY EYE OINTMENT
Find out how to apply eye ointment by watching this video.
An Elizabethan collar or E-collar is used to stop self-trauma, licking or chewing from occurring. Keeping an E-collar on after surgery is important to allow for the surgical wound to heal.
PREPARING YOUR PET FOR WHEN YOU GO BACK TO WORK
Preparing your pet for when you go back to work can assist with reducing anxiety and allow for them to transition back to being at home alone for longer periods of time.
HOW TO TOWEL WRAP YOUR CAT
Towel wrapping is commonly used in cats to allow for stress free handling. Towel wraps can assist with things such as giving tablets, nail clipping or in hospital taking bloods. The video below shows how to perform a towel wrap as well as how to give a tablet using a pill popper.
HOW TO CLIP NAILS
Cutting a small amount of the nail frequently will help your dog walk more comfortably on their feet. This is especially important in our geriatric and arthritic patients.
TRAVELLING IN THE CAR WITH YOUR PET
Learn how to travel safely with your pets in this video.
Flea prevention is an important part of your pets preventative care. This video details how to apply a monthly spot-on flea preventative.
HOW TO GIVE INSULIN INJECTIONS
Pets diagnosed with diabetes may require insulin injections. The following video shows how to give an insulin injection. Always ensure your pet is given their medication as prescribed to you by your veterinarian.
PASSIVE RANGE OF MOTION
Passive range of motion (PROM) is recommended for patients that are recovering from surgery or have restriction in their movement, such as arthritis or post- trauma. PROM is designed to increase blood flow, maintain normal range of movement and flexibility to allow for increased comfort and movement within the limb.
FITTING A BALANCE HARNESS
A balance harness helps to stop your pet pulling whilst walking on the lead.