at 13 Clarence Rd New Lambton, Newcastle, 2305 Australia
New Lambton Veterinary Clinic has a reputation for smiling, friendly staff, excellent veterinary care and happy pets.Our friendly team treats every pet as their own so you can be assured that your best friend will receive the very best of care.
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Are we making our cats fat? Some of the cats that come into our clinic are tipping the scales at the higher end of normal (actually none more so than Dr Carolyn's cat Po Po!). Living in a modern world is seeing our cats lifestyles change considerably from that in the wild. Hunting In the wild cats have to invest a lot of time and energy into acquiring their meals. On average when they go on expeditions for prey only 1 out of 15 are successful! We however tend to generously feed our cats 2-3 times a day and they have to invest little effort into getting their meal, what a life heh? Their digestive system is not designed to take in 50% of the daily food ration in one sitting. Normal eating habits Cats have a natural tendency to eat little and often. It's normal for them to have a small feed then walk away and return up to a dozen times a day to have a nibble. Owners might mistake their cat walking away from food as their cat not liking the food and therefore substituting in its place a more palatable food. The cat might transiently eat a larger volume as there is a novel food source on offer but then they settle down to taking a little and walking away as they were doing before. This misunderstanding can result in owners thinking their pet is fussy and the pet being offered a wide variety of lovely foods. Self service Offering restricted meal times can lead to some cats overeating and then vomitting and regurgitating their food back up. Have you considered an automatic pet feeder? This way cats can regulate their own intake. Environmental enrichment and exercise Be sure to offer lots of opportunity for play and an outlet for "mock" predatory behaviour. Fishing rod style toys and toys that move are fun and also the more vile and gaudy looking the toy, the more appealing to our cats. Did you know cats love toys that shimmer, glitter, are brightly coloured and look different from different angles?Cat's should be allowed to perch and have access to vertical surfaces so make sure your cat has some shelves or ledges in the home they are allowed to climb up onto. Climbing and jumping are all good exercise. Remember your cat sees your home as a three dimensional space! This is all very important for our indoor cats. Food as a social behaviour? Cats unlike us do not view eating as a social behaviour. Don't be fooled when they rub up against you and meow that they are necessarily hungry. They might just want attention. By feeding them they get attention (plus a complimentary meal) and a cycle may be created. Before you know it they are on the road to obesity. Have a chat to our staff about the new diet released by Hills Science Diet called Metabolic Diet. It is available for dogs and cats and is revolutionising weight loss in our pets. It is proven to work in real homes, with real pets and owners and most importantly in real world conditions.
We have lost our first feline patient to Tick Paralysis this tick season - the lovely young tortoiseshell adventurer - Sophie. Her owners were not aware that Frontline spray could have been used as a preventative. It has to be sprayed fortnightly onto cats and whilst it is not an easy feat to spray cats there is no spot on or topical tick prevention available for cats like for dogs. The ticks are rife with this wet humid weather. REMEMBER no tick prevention is 100% effective and you should still check your pets over for ticks daily. RIP Sophie
FREE DENTAL HEALTH CHECKS THIS AUGUST! Phone in for an appointment for your pet to have a free dental check. We have samples of T/D to share and all pets having a dental this August will be able to take advantage of free dental x-rays as part of their dental treatment. It is just as important for our pets to have regular dental check ups as it is for you and I to see our dental hygienist and dentist. Sometimes our pets have never had their teeth brushed! How long would you go without brushing your teeth? Come in and let us examine your pets mouth and teeth and we can address any concerns and answer any questions you may have about maintaining a healthy mouth for your pet.
FIRST AID APP FOR PETS - DOWNLOAD FOR FREE Search for "First Aid for Pets" and download the First Aid App from the Apple Application store (iPhone) or Google Play (Android). Remember in the event of an emergency it is always recommended to contact your veterinarian
State of the art purpose fitted animal hospital which backs on to 126 Lambton Road Broadmeadow , right next to Rovert Lighting and Broadmeadow McDonalds.
Our front entrance is via Perth Road where you’ll find a carpark and a safe place to take your pet from the car.
Broadmeadow is an inner city suburb of Newcastle, just down the road from New Lambton which was the site of our original premises, opened in early 2003.
After nearly 13 years in beautiful New Lambton we moved in October 2015 to our large breezy easy to find home in Broadmeadow, to give you and our patients the service you deserve.
We are definitely still a small family run clinic at heart, just now with more space and better equipment!
We aim to be Newcastle’s premiere stress free clinic, with all staff trained in methods of calm dog and cat handling, psycho-acoustically tested calming music piped through the clinic, calming pheremone diffusers throughout, treats on every counter, and lots of time for cuddles and reassurances so that your pet will want to come back and see us again and again, even if they have to have surgery or other procedures with us.
We’re looking forward to meeting you and your pet here in Broadmeadow soon!