dkc veterinary clinic
wingin' it with birds
Everyone say "TWEET"!
Well, we're out!
General health checks, nail and beak trimming, microchipping and sexing.
Yes, exactly that ~ branching out into parrots, budgies, canaries and... well... birds, birds, birds! We've got our vets and nurses at the ready, we've got our medical equipment all set up, and we're taking care of your bird... if you'll let us.
Mind you, we're not bird specialists. Nope. We're not going to set the world on fire with all our world-beating bird knowledge.
But we are able and ready to do all the basic health checks and provide the basic and important care. True.
And if we think your bird needs more than we can offer, we'll help you get that help... lickety-split.
Vaccinations ~ How often?
Dogs can receive their first course of vaccinations at 8-10 weeks old, and cats at 9-12 weeks old
Flea and Worm Treatment ~ How often should I apply them?
Dogs should be dewormed at 2, 4, 8 and 12 weeks old. Cats at 6, 8 and 12 weeks. Then following th
New puppy? What to do?
Food ~ What should my dog and cat be eating?
The pet food market is VERY large and VERY confusing with ENDLESS different brands and sub-brands
Teeth Brushing ~ Should I or Shouldn't I?
Chewing, chewing, chewing... EVERYTHING! I love my dog BUT...
My pet is travelling ~ Which blood tests does she need?
Feline Acne ~ What is it and how serious is it?
Feline acne is
...formation of blackheads accompanied by inflammation on your cat's chin and surrounding areas. It’s a mild problem and most of the time will not require treatment. It can affect any age, breed or sex but it’s mainly seen in younger cats 2-4 years of age. Causes of feline acne vary, including poor hygiene, stress, hyperactive oil glands and reaction to certain medications.
Clipping my pet's claws ~ How often should I do it?
When to clip your dog's claws depends on the amount of exercise your dog gets and, importantly, t
Is chocolate poisonous to my pet?
...if your pet is a dog. Very toxic, in fact, because it contains a stimulant called theobromine which is poisonous to them.
If you think your dog has ingested some, get him to a vet quickly to establish if the amount ingested is critical or not. Your vet may decide to induce vomiting, a preventative measure which attempts to curtail the absorption in his gut of the theobromine, and will probably give him other supportive medication too.
Food ~ What should my rabbit be eating?
Bathing my pet ~ Should I do this regularly?
My pet is having surgery ~ How do I prepare?
Your pet is going to have a general anaesthetic for his surgery, so just like us they need to fas
My cat is in heat... I think
A cat "in heat" or "in season" has become biologically receptive to mate and become pregnant (but
Human medication ~ Can I give it to my pet?
My dog has itchy skin. Help!
A certain amount of itching and scratching is normal for all dogs (you knew that, right?), so it'
Why do dogs eat their own faeces? (Blech!)
What is ringworm?
Despite its name, Ringworm is actually a fungal infection and has no relation whatsoever to worms