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.
Human medication ~ Can I give it to my pet?
Good question! And the good answer? Well... Yes and No, of course!
Some medications used f
Bathing my pet ~ Should I do this regularly?
No doubt much to your surprise, you should bathe your dog (or cat) only when really needed ~ in m
Vaccinations ~ How often?
Food ~ What should my dog and cat be eating?
What is ringworm?
Despite its name, Ringworm is actually a fungal infection and has no relation whatsoever to worms
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
My cat is in heat... I think
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.
New puppy? What to do?
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!)
I think my pet is overweight (well... fat, actually)
Urinate, shmurinate... all over the house! I love my cat BUT...
It's times like these when you just KNOW you LOVE your cat!
There are a number of possible
Food ~ What should my rabbit be eating?
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.
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
Flea and Worm Treatment ~ How often should I apply them?
Chewing, chewing, chewing... EVERYTHING! I love my dog BUT...
It's times like these when you just KNOW you LOVE your dog!
Good dogs destroy things, bad