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Beyond emergency

EVH Emergency Vet Hospital is located in Wangara, near the city of Joondalup and are open 24/7 to provide care for your pets. Along with emergency and after hours care the hospital offers sterilisations, vaccinations and dental work for your cats and dogs. This provides convenient and accessible care for your pet

Sterilisation

Sterilisation (spaying, neutering) of your pet reduces unwanted litters and protect against some serious health problems. It can also reduce the behavioural problems associated with the mating instinct.

Spaying a female dog or cat eliminates their heat cycles and generally reduces many of their unwanted behaviours. Neutering a male dog or cat reduces the breeding instinct. It makes them less inclined to roam, more content to stay at home and reduces the risk of certain cancers.

Sterilisation does involve a surgical procedure which uses anaesthetic and does pose a low risk of complications. Whilst challenging to consider the worst, the overall probability of these complications are very low.

Our veterinarians take time with you to establish the most appropriate time to spay or neuter your pet based upon their breed, gender, age and physical condition.

Vaccinations for your dogs and cats

Vaccinations play an important role in contributing to the well-being of our pets. They help protect and reduce the risk of contracting viral diseases.

For dogs, the most common viral diseases are: distemper, parvovirus, kennel cough and hepatitis. For cats those include; Feline viral Rhinotracheitis (herpes), Calicivirus, and Panleukopenia.

Your pets lifestyle determines their risk levels for various diseases. Our veterinarians individualise a vaccination plan based on their health and understanding their lifestyle.

Pets can catch directly catch viruses from another. This can be by sniffing their urine, faeces, vomit or through nose to nose contact.  Indirect transmission can happen when the person who has recently been exposed touches your pet or when you touch something that is contaminated. Examples can include; food or water bowl, collar, leash, or the hands and clothing of the person who touched the infected pet.

For cats additional vaccine options are based on lifestyle and can include; feline immunodeficiency, feline leukemia virus, chlamydia felis and Bordetella bronchiseptica.

Many cat owners vaccinate their indoor cats. This is to protect them in case they get out, have a stay in hospital, or if  another cat is to be to adopted.

Dentistry for your pet

The hospital now offers dental services including x-rays, fillings, extraction, dental scale and polish. There is also discussion regarding food selection and other ways to protect the health of your pet’s teeth.

Looking after your pets teeth reduces the likelihood of them experiencing pain, drooling, bad breath, bleeding gums, avoiding food or unable to groom themselves. All of which can be signs of advanced tooth decay, gum disease or conditions with their jaw.

When needing dental treatment the hospital provides a general anaesthetic and a full dental exam while they are asleep. This is so they have a calm and pain free experience. The care of your pet during this procedure is paramount and it lets the veterinarians examine extensively in their mouth.

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