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Are vaccinations 100% effective?

  The vaccination against Parvo, Distemper and Hepatitis are nearly 100% effective. In 20 years, I’ve seen one fully vaccinated dog develop a parvovirus infection. Every other case I have ever seen has occurred in unvaccinated or under-vaccinated dogs. Canine Cough vaccines are less effective, but if the dog does contract the condition we find […]

What are the alternatives to vaccination of dogs?

  If you are particularly concerned about the risk of vaccinating your adult dog, please talk to us about a blood test called a “titre test”. This test measures the levels of antibodies in your pet’s blood stream, and can provide reassurance that your pet is still protected without needing a vaccination. For puppies, the […]

Are Vaccines Dangerous to Dogs?

  There is a lot of misleading information on the internet which drastically overstates the risk of vaccines in our pets. But it has to be said, there is a risk from any medication we give. This is why we need to look at the risks and benefits of any vaccine and tailor the protocol […]

Which Vaccinations Does My Dog Need?

  Our belief is that all dogs should be vaccinated, but only as often as necessary. So what does this look like? Puppies should be vaccinated at 6-8 weeks, 10-12 weeks and 14-16 weeks of age. They should then receive a booster injection at around 15 months of age. After the 15 month booster, dogs […]

Tripod the Loggerhead Turtle

Meet Tripod, the newest member of the Bunbury and Eaton Vet Clinic family. Tripod is a young loggerhead turtle who is currently under the care of the Dolphin Discovery Centre. I was visiting the centre with my three young boys when we saw the tank with around a dozen turtles in it. they have all […]


Endocarditis is a potentially fatal condition, but how does it relate to dental disease?

Elbow Dysplasia

This is my dog, Marvin. He was first diagnosed with elbow dysplasia just after I got him as a 12 month old rescue dog. This is how we have managed his condition.

Ectopic Ureter

A developmental condition we occasionally see in puppies and kittens, ectopic ureters occur when one or both ureters (the tube from the kidneys to the bladder) don’t insert into the correct place in the bladder. This can lead to a range of problems, and normally needs surgery to manage.


Anyone considering breeding their bitch needs to be aware of this condition. It is life-threatening, and needs to be recognised early and treated as a true emergency.

Ear Mites

Often found in young puppies and kittens, these mites can inhabit the ear canals of almost any mammal. Fortunately, they are quite easy to diagnose and treat.