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Joey’s Pet of the Week – Poppie’s Pondersome Absence

By Scott Lackenby | Dated September 18, 2014

Hey everyone! How have you been? Hasn’t this spring weather been delightful!! I certainly love when the sun is out. I get to spend lots more time outside getting into mischief, I mean being a very good cat. Did you read yesterdays article about ticks? If not, be sure to check it out when you finish reading my post. We are starting to see a lot of the pesky little critters and it’s VERY important that you start your 4legged friend on their tick prevention and start doing tick searches daily. If you find a tick on your pet or are worried that they may be suffering the affects of a tick, bring them straight in. The sooner we check them and start treatment if needed, the better their chance of pulling through. I know I say this every tick season, but tick paralysis can be deadly, and I would hate to have to nurse your special friend through tick poisoning.

Aside from ticks keeping this clinic cat busy, and lets face it, I’m easily the busiest clinic cat at this Pymble vet hospital, we had an interesting wildlife patient this week. We had a gorgeous little Sugar Glider dropped in after he was found in Warrawee with a wound over one of his eyes. Apart from the wound, he was in super condition, so Dr John Morgan gave him an antibiotic injection and we sent him to a carer for some rehabilitation.

Poppy, the Irish Wheaten Terrier, who won our AMAZING Dental Month prize, came in this week with her two legged brothers Max and Harry to pick up their winnings. Poppy was super happy with her hamper of goodies and her brothers were happy that they got the jar of teeth! Congrats again Poppy!!

My star this week is also called Poppie, a tortoiseshell moggy cat who was brought into us by one of our super nice clients after she found her at Gordon Train Station. Poppie had a microchip, so we were able to contact her Mum, Barbara, who was a little shocked that Poppie was with us. You see, Poppie had been missing for almost 12months!! Yep, you read that right, Poppie had been missing since October last year!! Apart from having fleas and some scratches and scabs, Poppie was in good condition for a cat who had been away from home for that long! We gave her a worm tablet, a flea treatment and did a blood test to make sure she hadn’t picked up any nasties from getting into fights, all of which came back clear! Poppie was now ready to go home with her very happy humans!! Makes me glad that I have a microchip so that if I ever do go missing, whoever finds me will be able to reunite me with my people!

Well, better go. There’s still a few more hours of sunshine for me to make the most of. Don’t forget to check out yesterdays post on ticks and check out my album for the pics to todays post. Catch you all next week. Meows for now, love Joey xoxo

Just checking out a client's jeep

Just checking out a client’s jeep

Written by Scott Lackenby

Scott joined the team at Gordon Vets in 1999, where he was immediately impressed with the high standard of customer service. Scott is very popular amongst clients for his kind hearted approach to pet care and his great sense of humour. His particular areas of interest are endocrinology and dermatology.

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Jayna Hirani
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Marianne Broeng
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23:23 28 Jan 20
Gordon Vet has looked after my golden retriever since she was 9 weeks. Everyone has been amazing and caring with lots of experience. I have been able to ask any questions and always been welcome. Even one day when she stepped on a bee in the evening, they stayed open until we got there and helped her get it out. Thanks to all the staff :-)
Lizzie Wei
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00:56 18 Jan 20
We just moved to Gordon couple month ago and need to get my cat vaccinated. We found this hospital through google and I need to say they provide excellent service and very professional! The doctor really knows cat. Highly recommended!
Lara Bisley
Lara Bisley
08:15 27 Nov 19
Exceptional veterinary hospital. I have been taking my dog here for many years and although I now live in the Eastern Suburbs, I still drive across town to see the Vets at Gordon. The staff are highly skilled, compassionate, friendly and helpful. My 9 year old dog has had 2 knee operations (1 on each knee!) and the outcome of these surgeries far exceeded my expectations. I have been incredibly impressed with the care provided during all of our visits. I would highly recommend Gordon Vet Hospital.
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23:22 21 Oct 19
Very friendly staff. Wonderful care for all our animals A++
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Jennie Keogh
06:36 21 Oct 19
Fantastic and friendly staff who you can tell really care about your pet. Their follow up service is also very reassuring. I also board my cat with Gordon Vet and I feel very comfortable to know he's in safe and caring hands. I'm so glad I found this clinic.
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20:24 03 Oct 19
We took our dog there and Dr. David take care of his skin issues. he was so caring and professional.
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06:37 02 Sep 19
Compassionate, caring and highly skilled veterinary surgeons who treat their patients and owners with respect. The nursing and administration staff are efficient and remember their patients by name which is a lovely touch. A lovely vet practice which despite our Golden Retriever Finn’s complex medical history, is always welcoming to him and he never displays any signs of anxiety when attending. Dr Helen is lovely and a firm favourite of ours!
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Highly recommend Dr David, Scott, Helen, and Catherine, I've taken my cat to see all the doctors here.
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22:55 10 Sep 18
We found a stray, agitated dog in front of our house last night. We phoned but got no help from the Council ranger who gave two options: tie him up in front yard overnight or "let him loose, he'll find his own way home" :( So we phoned Gordon Vet: they stayed open a few minutes so we could run him up and he could have a bed and dinner. Thank you Gordon Vet Hospital, hope he gets home soon!!! :)
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01:52 04 Sep 18
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Gerry Stevens
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11:01 14 Jul 18
Good competant vet. Did what I needed. Staff friendly. Cat's well.
Arezu A
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03:20 15 Feb 18
Absolutely love the service here. I switched from other Vets to this Vet as the staff here are quite attentive and really care about your furry baby! I have basically seen most of the Dr's here and all of them so far have been fantastic, friendly and fun to speak with! Easy to locate and enough parking available! 5 Stars indeed!
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