Morley Vetcentre
20 Rudloc Rd
Morley, WA, 6062

info@vetcentre.com.au
www.vetcentre.com.au
Phone: 08 9275 3000

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our lovely clients a very happy festive season and all the best for the New Year.

Should you need us over the Christmas break, here are our Opening Hours:

Monday 24th December - Open Normal Hours 8 am - 8 pm

Tuesday 25th December - Closed

Wednesday 26th December - Open 9 am - 5 pm

Between Boxing Day and New Year's Day, We will be Open as usual 8 am - 8 pm weekdays and 9 am - 6 pm on Weekends

Tuesday 1st January - Open 9 am - 5 pm

Happy Holidays! 

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Contents of this newsletter

01  Merry Christmas to our furry friends

02  Christmas holiday safety tips

03  The truth about Toxoplasmosis

04  Top 3 funniest looking dog breeds

01 Merry Christmas to our furry friends
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To help get you and your furry friend in the spirit of Christmas we're running our annual Christmas Pet Photo Competition. We had some great entries last year (click here to see them) and this year we are hoping for even more! There will be prizes galore for the best entries. 

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Upload your photos to our My Pet Stories Facebook page by midnight December 31st and we'll go about deciding the winners early in 2013 based on the number of likes the photos receive. 

And just in case you need a laugh.... click here to view the animals of YouTube singing the 'Twelve Days of Christmas'.

02 Christmas holiday safety tips
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Of course you want to include your furry companions in the festivities but as you celebrate this Christmas be sure to steer them clear of the following dangers: 

O Christmas tree: Secure your Christmas tree so it doesn't tip or fall. Don't let your pet access tree water and keep any wires and batteries out of paws' reach

Tinsel and Christmas lights: Kitties love these sparkly "toys" but if swallowed, it can lead to an obstructed digestive tract

Feasting furries: Keep your pets away from the table and unattended plates of food and secure the lids on rubbish bins. Fatty, spicy human foods and cooked bones should not be fed to your furry friends

Toy joy: Looking to stuff your pet's stockings? Choose gifts that are safe: 

Dogs: Stick with chew toys that are indestructible such as Kongs. These can be stuffed with healthy foods that are safely digestible. See http://www.kongcompany.com/

Cats: Long, stringy things are a feline's dream, but are also the most risky. Ribbon, yarn and loose little parts can get stuck in the intestines. Surprise your kitty with a new ball that's too big to swallow or a stuffed catnip toy

 

03 The truth about Toxoplasmosis
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There's been a bit of talk about Toxoplasmosis in the media recently and cats have been inaccurately singled out as a major cause of the disease.

The good news is that owning a cat does not in itself increase your risk of being infected by this parasite. The majority of human infections are thought to occur through the ingestion of undercooked meat OR poor hygiene e.g not washing hands after gardening or not washing vegetables before serving.

If you are pregnant, you can live safely with your cat. With knowledge and preventive measures, you can easily protect your unborn child from Toxoplasmosis.

Importantly:

  • The risk of infection from cats is low except in young children playing in contaminated soil/sandpits
  • It is rare that pet cats are infected with Toxoplasmosis

For the most accurate information we suggest you refer to the following link:

http://www.fabcats.org/owners/toxoplasmosis/index.php

 

04 Top 3 funniest looking dog breeds
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Bedlington Terrier

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Hungarian Puli

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Brussels Griffon

1. Bedlington Terrier

Hold on a minute, is that a dog or a sheep?

Originating from Bedlington, England, this lamb-like looking dog is incredibly smart, attentive and loyal. Their body shape is different from that of most terriers (resembling a sighthound) which enables these dogs to gallop at great speed and hunt foxes and rabbits.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Puli

Eh mon! This Puli kicks it Jamaican style, but despite the dreadlocks he actually originates from Hungary.

His primary role is herding livestock, and his curiously thick fur not only looks really cool but is virtually water resistant. His amazing coat does need considerable grooming to keep its cords clean, neat, and attractive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Brussels Griffon

This hilarious looking breed is known to have a huge heart and a strong desire to snuggle and be with his or her master. They do however have a tendency to dominate other dogs, despite their diminutive frame.

How could such a cute little guy be so bossy?