Pets on holiday

No vaccination, NO vacancy!

If you are putting your cat or dog into a boarding kennel or cattery, it is mandatory that their vaccination records are up to date. These include the kennel cough vaccine for dogs, which is not part of the core vaccine protocol.

Medications

If your pet is on regular medication, it is a good idea to ensure that you have sufficient supplies organised for the holiday period while you are away from your regular vet. It is possible to get a repeat script elsewhere if required, however this needs to be planned prior with your own vet clinic.

Dogs on beach/in public areas

It is important to be aware of the areas where dogs are allowed or must be kept on a leash, and where the specified dog-run areas are. If these areas are not clearly signposted, contact your local information centre.

Please ensure that your dog is under control at all times, as we deal with many dogfights and similar incidents over the holidays due to unrestrained dogs in public areas.

Hazards

Bee stings, jellyfish stings, rat bait/snail bait poisons, ingesting fish-hooks:

If you suspect your dog has come into contact with any of the above, contact your vet immediately for advice. (DO NOT attempt to remove fish-hooks).

Sunscreen

Certain breeds of dogs are susceptible to damage from the sun, especially dogs with white areas and pink noses, ears, and bellies. These pets should have regular sunscreen applied to such areas, and this usually needs to be repeated every 4-6 hours. Sunscreen products are available at your local vet clinic.

Microchipping/ID tags

If your dog does not have a traceable microchip and/or does not have a current council registration tag, ensure they have a current ID tag attached to their collar incase they go missing. These can be purchased from your local vet clinic and personally engraved.

Overheating of pets

All animals are prone to heat stress if left unattended in hot cars. This also applies to dogs tied on the back of utes. Please be considerate of their needs in the summer heat. AT THIS TIME OF YEAR, NEVER LEAVE YOUR ANIMAL IN THE CAR AS THIS CAN BE FATAL!

A 24 hour veterinary service is available for all emergencies on 07 825 8390.

The Anexa Team