Oh BABY we’re busy!

It’s ‘that’ time of year.   So it’s puppies galore at the Old Mill Animal Hospital.

It’s ‘that’ time of year.
So it’s puppies galore at the Old Mill Animal Hospital.

There’s the old cliché that vets and vet nurses only ‘cuddle puppies all day’ and, although it usually gets our hackles up, we have to admit we’ve actually have doing been a heck of a lot of that lately!  This time of year is typically incredibly busy as breeding dogs whelp their litters in time for the New Year.  Given the large quantity of breeders that we work with, you can bet that there’ll be newborns in the clinic most days at the moment.

There are numerous aspects to the safe arrival of pups and maintaining mum’s health before and after whelping. From charting the progesterone levels (with our 3 hours express results service) to performing the litter vaccinations before they head to new homes, there is much more to the art of a successful breeding program than just ‘sticking two dogs together’!  Caesarean sections are preferred or sometimes even essential in some breeds, and we’re up at all hours of the night to ensure the best outcomes for mum and bubs.

We are the most trusted reproduction vets in the area, being successful show breeders ourselves.  So, give your registered breeding stock a head start, and speak with the Old Mill Animal Hospital team on 3425 2222 about expanding your quality bloodlines.            *


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