Personal Pet Care Assured
Captain Jack Flash and the Team at WVS are passionate about helping owners to maintain healthy mouths for our patients.
80% of dogs and cats experience dental disease from the age of 3 years.
Dental disease begins when bacteria in the mouth stick to the tooth surface and forms plaque. The plaque then mineralises into tartar (calculus). Over time, as the tartar builds up the bacteria can infect the gums (gingivitis) and the roots of the teeth, causing decay. The bacteria can also then spread through the bloodstream to vital organs such as the lungs, heart, kidneys, liver and brain. Consequently, damage to these organs can shorten the lifespan of our pets and cause irreversible disease.
It is important to note that most pet’s will not show you that their teeth are causing them pain. The first signs of dental disease include halitosis (bad breath), red and inflamed gums that may bleed and discolouration of the teeth. By the time your pet is not eating, pawing at his mouth or there is swelling of the face the disease will be very advanced and painful.
We’d love to be able to say “arghhh” and have your pet open their mouth for their dental clean, but this unfortunately isn’t possible. Anaesthesia is essential to identify and treat dental disease in your pet. It allows a thorough examination of your pet’s mouth, including probing and dental xrays (remember, 60% of the tooth is under the gum, and no one can see what is happening here!).
The reasons we don’t believe in anaesthesia-free dentistry include:
Vaccination can protect your pet against serious disease. Annual health checks included.
Dental health is essential for your pet’s wellbeing and general health. We offer FREE dental checks by appointment.
The hardest thing we ever have to do as pet owners is make the decision for euthanasia. We can help you if this time has come.
Our vets are passionate about helping animals with skin and ear problems. Making a long term plan for control is the aim.
Worming, flea and tick medications, heartworm injections for dogs, check ups, vaccinations, desexing and much more.
Our purpose built premises provides comfort for your pet during a Day Surgery or intensive treatment in Hospital.
We perform an extensive range of soft tissue and orthopaedic procedures such as desexing, wound repair, and more.
Learning history, physical examinations and performing tests to make a diagnosis and formulate a treatment plan.
Our classes are interactive, informative and fun for the whole family. We a have a safe outdoor area for the puppies.
In line with Government Regulations, Windaroo Animal Hospital has modified some processes. As an Essential Service we can remain open and continue to provide all our services while keeping pet owners and team members as safe as possible.
Please click below to read the full update before visiting.
In line with the recent Government Regulations regarding the lockdown, Windaroo Animal Hospital has modified some processes. As an Essential Service we can remain open and continue to provide all our services while keeping pet owners and team members as safe as possible.
When you arrive at the Hospital, please wait in your car and call us on 3807 3699. Someone will come out to collect your pet. Due to the 1 person per 4 square metre rule, we recommend a Window or Outdoor consultation. This enables our Nurse to assist the Veterinarian in examining and treating your pet, whilst you can still be in view. For food and drug orders, please phone ahead 3807 3699 or send us an email: [email protected]
Please ensure you carry a face mask to wear when close to others. Any person with respiratory signs should stay home and not come to the hospital. Please ask a friend to bring your pet in if required.
We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time
In line with the recent Government Regulations regarding the lockdown, Windaroo Animal Hospital has modified some processes. As an Essential Service we can remain open and continue to provide all our services while keeping pet owners and team members as safe as possible. Please click below for a full update.