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The Best Care for your Best Friend
At The Vet Group we strive to provide you and your pet with a service of the highest standard which is both compassionate and professional. Our aim is to keep your pet strong and healthy, with timely preventative advice, and treatment when required. Should your pet need emergency care, we are here for you, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Veterinarians dedicated solely to pet care are based at the Wollaston Clinic in Warrnambool, with outreach services also available at our Timboon and Portland clinics.
Your pet is an important member of your family and as such we treat them with the respect and empathy that they deserve. We recognise that your pet’s needs may change with age and our aim is to be there for them, and you, every step along the way.
Proactive or Preventative Pet Care
The Pet Group
Senior Pet Care
Clinical and Emergency Services
5 keys of pet ownership
If you are lucky enough to own a pet, there are five key things you need to provide so they can have a happy and healthy life.
Your pet needs a safe comfortable place to live so they feel protected and secure.
Your pet needs to be well trained, socialised and able to express normal behaviour. For instance, cats need access to a scratching post (and we don’t mean your sofa).
This is a biggy! your pet needs to be protected from pain, suffering, injury and disease. As their owner or ‘pet parent’ it is up to you to make sure they are protected against preventable diseases. Vaccinations need to be kept up-to-date, as well as their flea and worm control. Pets are good at hiding pain so you may not know there is a problem until they have suffered a lot. Regular veterinary checks are essential to find problems early.
It’s very important that your pet eats the right food and the right amounts of food. They need fresh food and water daily.
Depending on the type of pet you own they may need to live with or apart from other animals. For example, dogs are social pack animals while cats may become stressed if they are forced to share their food bowls with other cats.