Visit our Cranbourne vet clinic for quality veterinary care. We are a small animal primary care practice with state-of-the-art facilities and veterinary technologies. We offer a complete range of services for all types of small animals.
Our services make it easier to give your pet proper care, with convenient house visits and consultations. We also offer vaccinations, dentistry, parasite prevention, microchipping, and surgical services.
You can also depend on our Cranbourne vet clinic for emergency vet care, referral services, and even sales on pet food.
Cranbourne Mobile Vet
If your pet dreads trips to the vet, allow us to come to you. Our Cranbourne Mobile Vet offers premium veterinary care in the comfort of your home.
We offer a variety of mobile vet services for your convenience, including veterinary consultations, vaccinations, dental checks, and diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions.
Our diagnostic services cover urine and blood tests, ear cytology, skin tumor evaluations, parasite prevention, euthanasia, and referral services. Our medical services cover an extensive range of acute and chronic conditions. We can also provide at-home microchipping.
Using a mobile vet service offers many advantages for you and your pet, including:
- Less stress for pets that dislike car rides
- Convenient for seniors and older pets
- It saves time compared to visiting our clinic
- Suitable for households with multiple pets
- Better assessment of your pet’s normal behavior
- Ideal for treating large or disabled pets
Many pets do not like getting into a vehicle, especially if they recognize the reason for the trip. You may also find it inconvenient to transport an older or disabled pet. Trying to arrange appointments for multiple pets can also be a hassle. Luckily, our mobile vet service saves you the time and challenge of dealing with standard appointments.
Cranbourne Vet Diagnostic Services
Our Cranbourne vet clinic is equipped with the latest, state-of-the-art veterinary technologies and equipment, including ultrasound machines and digital radiology.
Digital radiology is an exciting technology that captures high-resolution X-ray images quickly and effortlessly. Digital radiology uses digital electronic sensors to capture digital images. Compared to standard radiology, digital radiology limits radiation exposure, making it a safer technology. It also offers almost instantaneous images.
Our veterinarians can manipulate the image in a variety of ways, including zooming in or out, rotating, flipping, inverting, or lightening or darkening the image. We can also add annotations, such as measurements or notes. We can use X-rays to study bone structure, soft tissue, and organs. We can also examine regions of the body, such as the heart, chest, or abdomen.
Our ultrasound machines are often used to study the heart and abdomen of small animals. The ultrasound technology allows us to obtain a detailed image of internal organs. The details provide our veterinarians with useful insight for making an accurate diagnosis and choosing the best treatment.
Ultrasounds are frequently used to evaluate internal organs in pets, such as the kidneys, gallbladder, liver, spleen, pancreas, and abdomen.
As with digital radiology, this process does not involve radiation and offers real-time image capture. We may use an ultrasound to assist with the diagnosis or treatment of:
- Abdominal pain
- Kidney stones
- Enlarged abdominal organ
- Portosystemic shunts
We can perform ultrasounds in your home. However, we also employ the services of a veterinary ultrasonographer to perform ultrasound scans at our Cranbourne clinic.
Cranbourne Medical Veterinary Services
Our Cranbourne medical vet services help ease the stress of dealing with an unwell dog, cat, or other small animals. Our experienced veterinarians and vet techs offer clear, honest information and can answer any questions or concerns that you have.
We explain every detail that you want to know about your pet’s condition and how to manage it, along with the potential cost of treatment. Our veterinarians help you review your options and make an informed choice about the care of your pet. We can develop a tailored treatment plan that meets your specific needs and wishes.
We recommend scheduling a veterinary appointment for your dog or cat at least once per year. An annual checkup allows us to look for any signs of concern. Along with annual checkups, you may schedule an appointment if you suspect that your pet is ill.
Some of the signs that your dog or cat may be suffering from an ailment include:
- Frequent vomiting or dry heaving
- Changes in their eating habits
- Drinking too much or not enough water
- Changes in the stool, such as diarrhea or constipation
- Rapid breathing or difficulty breathing
- Irritated or red eyes
- Whining or crying
- Aggressive or unusual behavior
If your dog or cat exhibits any of these signs, consider scheduling an appointment for a complete physical checkup. We are always here to assist. After a consultation, we can follow up with phone calls or additional visits to ensure you receive the answers and support you need.
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- Road accidents
- Dog and cat fights
- Loss of consciousness
You should never delay treatment for severe bleeding or bleeding that does not stop. Choking or difficulty breathing may also require emergency treatment. You should also bring your pet in if you detect injuries to the pet’s eyes, fractured bones, heat stress, or severe vomiting.
Poisoning is also a common cause of emergency room visits for dogs and cats. The Cranbourne area has many parks and outdoor spaces, including several dedicated dog parks. It is not uncommon for a pet to ingest objects that do not agree with their stomachs.
Signs of poisoning include:
- Increased heart rate
- Increased urination
If you are unsure if your pet’s situation is an emergency, contact our veterinary clinic to discuss the problem. Appointments are not necessary for emergencies. We will attempt to see you as promptly as possible.
Cranbourne Pet Vaccinations
Dogs need a C5 vaccine to protect against hepatitis, distemper, parvo, and both components of kennel cough – bordetella bronchiseptica and parainfluenza. The details of the vaccination process can vary depending on several factors, which we can discuss during your vaccination appointment.
Hepatitis is a type of inflammation that affects the liver. It is an infectious disease that may lead to decreased appetite, fever, and mild depression. Severe cases may cause diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and may become fatal without treatment.
Distemper is a contagious disease caused by a virus that attacks the nervous, gastrointestinal, and respiratory systems of dogs. The disease is often fatal, which is why vaccination is essential.
Parvo is another contagious virus that affects the gastrointestinal system. It mostly affects puppies and young dogs. As with distemper, parvo can be deadly without proper vaccination.
Kennel cough typically occurs due to the presence of bacteria that tends to develop in poorly ventilated areas. It is not often a serious disease, but it still requires treatment for a healthy recovery.
The C5 vaccine significantly reduces the risk of your pet contracting one of these ailments. Most dogs receive the C5 vaccine at one year of age and again every three to four years.
Cats need an F3 vaccine to protect against several diseases, including calicivirus, rhinotracheitis, and panleukopenia. We also recommend vaccinating your cat against feline AIDS with the FIV vaccine. The frequency of the vaccinations is annual after the initial vaccination.
Calicivirus is an upper respiratory infection that affects cats. It is one of the more common infectious diseases for felines and often causes sneezing, nasal congestion, and a discharge from the eyes or nose. It may also promote the development of ulcers in the mouth.
Rhinotracheitis (herpesvirus) is a variant of the herpes virus that only affects domestic and wild cats. It is a common cause of upper respiratory diseases in cats and is typically contracted from other cats that already have the virus. It is rarely fatal, but it requires treatment.
Feline panleukopenia (FP) is a contagious viral disease that affects cats. It is caused by the feline parvovirus. It is most often seen in cats between the ages of three and five months, but cats of any age can contract the virus. It can be deadly and may spread to other cats.
The F3 vaccine is the core vaccine for felines. Most veterinarians recommend vaccinating kittens between six and eight weeks of age. Additional vaccination is needed after one to three years.
Cranbourne Pet Microchipping
Our vet clinic is equipped to provide microchipping services. A microchip provides a permanent way to identify your pet if it is lost or stolen. The implantation process is relatively noninvasive, as the chip is only the size of a grain of rice. It is installed using a needle inserted just under the skin between the shoulder blades.
Each microchip has a unique identification number. The unique ID is linked to your contact details, which are stored online in a secure registry. Using a microchip scanner, vet clinics and animal shelters can scan the pet to detect the identification number and identify the animal. If your pet wanders off, it can be identified and returned.
Microchips can be useful for locating a pet after an emergency. For example, when evacuating a property due to a fire or severe storm, your dog or cat may get lost in the chaos. A microchip can help you reunite with your pet in the aftermath of a natural disaster or accident.
Microchips are also used to help track stolen pets. Pet theft is rare, but a microchip can provide peace of mind. If your pet is stolen, the microchip may be detected if the thief attempts to sell the pet or take it to a veterinary clinic.
Most people associate microchips with dogs, but they can also be installed in cats. Whether you have an indoor or outdoor cat, a microchip can reduce the stress of worrying about it becoming lost or escaping from your home.
Our veterinarians are fully qualified and accredited to perform microchip installation in your dog or cat. Our service also includes lifetime registration with an online microchip register.
Cranbourne Surgical Vet
Our Cranbourne vet clinic is fully equipped to perform all types of medical procedures, including routine and advanced surgeries. Some of the routine medical procedures that we frequently perform include lump removals, de-sexing, and stitching lacerations or injuries.
Some of the more advanced procedures we perform include soft tissue surgeries and orthopedic surgeries. Examples of orthopedic surgeries include medial patella luxation repair, cranial cruciate ligament repair, and fracture repairs. Common soft tissue surgeries include eye surgery, skin flap removal, and the removal of foreign bodies.
As with humans, pets may undergo elective surgeries or urgently necessary surgeries. The removal of a lump or skin flap may be considered elective surgery, as it may not immediately impact your pet’s health.
Before choosing surgery for your pet, you should understand the procedure, including any potential risks. Our veterinarians do not take surgery lightly. We want to ensure that you are informed and aware of your options. We will gladly answer any questions that you have about the recommended procedure.
Our veterinarians are fully qualified, trained, and experienced in all types of surgical services. We can handle most surgeries in-house. However, for complex situations, we may refer you to one of the many veterinary surgical specialists that we frequently work with.
Whether your pet requires a routine procedure or a complex surgery, we always aim to deliver the best possible care. When the procedure is completed, we offer continued support to help with the postoperative period and regularly follow up with our patients to check on their recovery.
Cranbourne Vet Parasite Protection
Parasites are a common threat to the health of dogs, cats, and other pets. External and internal parasites can lead to serious health complications and the need for surgery.
Due to the variety of treatments for parasite prevention, finding the right products can be overwhelming. Our veterinary staff knows the different products, including their advantages, disadvantages, and limitations. Allow us to choose the right combination of parasite protection products for your pet.
You should also consider scheduling an appointment if you suspect that your pet has attracted an external parasite. Common external parasites include ticks and fleas.
Dogs are unlikely to get a tick during a walk through the Hilltop Nature Reserve or Royal Botanic Gardens, but ticks are not unheard of for pet owners in the Cranbourne area. Signs of ticks include fever, scabs, head shaking, and the presence of a small bump.
Fleas are easier to detect, as they often cause itching and are detectable to the naked eye. You may even notice flea bites on yourself or family members.
Internal parasites include heartworms, lungworms, and intestinal worms. Signs of internal parasites include a cough, fatigue, decreased appetite, and weight loss. Roundworms are the most common type of intestinal parasite in cats, affecting up to 75% of all cats. Parasite protection helps protect your pet against these threats.