About this resource:
We have prepared a list of handouts for common conditions that can be downloaded from this page. If you would like to see a handout that is not included please let us know and we will be sure to prepare it and put it up for download. Please consider the environment before printing.
Child safety around dogs
This handout talks about 10 steps that children can follow to be safe around dogs
What to do if you find a baby bird
This is a very popular handout designed by our nurse and wildlife carer Rebecca Nichols. It outlines the procedure to be followed when a fledgeling/ baby bird is seen on the ground in your backyard or street.
Dental scale and polish with extractions after care
If your pet has had a dental procedure with extractions, please download and follow the attached instructions for a speedy recovery and ongoing dental health.
Dental scale and polish after care
If your pet has had a dental scale and polish procedure, download and follow these instructions for a speedy and safe recovery and to maintain dental health into the future.
Cranial cruciate surgery after care – Tibial Wedge Osteotomy ( TWO)
Follow the attached instructions if your dog has had cranial cruciate repair surgery using the tibial wedge osteotomy technique.
Spey after care – cats
Post surgery instructions for female cats that have been desexed ( spay)
Spey after care – dogs
After care instruction for female dogs that have been desexed ( spayed)
Gastric or intestinal foreign body removal aftercare
If you pet has had a foreign body removed from his/her stomach or intestines, please follow the attached instructions to care for them post surgery during the first 7-14 days.
Major abdominal surgery after care
If you pet has had major abdominal surgery to remove bladder stones, foreign bodies or to take biopsies of internal organs please follow the following instruction to minimise complications and ensure a speedy recovery.
Castration after care – cats
If your cat has recently been castrated, please download and follow the attached after care instructions to minimise complications and ensure a speedy recovery
Luxating Patella Surgery
If you pet has a surgery to prevent his knee cap from dislocating then use this handout to know how best to manage them over the next 6-12 weeks and the complications to watch out for during this time.
Cranial cruciate surgery after care – extra capsular technique
If you pet has undergone a repair of his or her anterior cruciate ligament with the extra- capsular technique, please use this handout to know how to manage your pet over the next 6-12 weeks and the complications to watch out for during this time.
Castration after care – Dogs
If your dog has recently been castrated, please download and follow the attached after care instructions to minimise complications and ensure a speedy recovery
Caring for a surgical wound involving stitches
If your pet has had a wound that has been stitched up or has stitches post surgery please refer to this handout to know how best to care for the wound.
Getting ready for surgery
If your pet is booked in for a procedure at our practice please refer to this handout the evening before the procedure to prepare your pet for the procedure and to acquaint yourself with the options.