Vetco-op

(08) 6166 6329

Frequently Asked Questions

What to do if my pet needs emergency treatment and it’s outside of operating hours?

Bull Creek Vet and South St Vet operate Monday- Friday 6:00am- 9:00pm and on weekends from 8:00am- 6:00pm.  Phone 6166 6329 to book an appointment or to speak to one of our friendly nurses. 

 81 Wheatley Dr Bull Creek, 6149.
5/364 South St, O'Connor 6163

If your pet requires emergency treatment out of our operating hours, please contact Western Australian Veterinary Emergency and Specialty (WAVES) on 9412 5700, located at 1/640 Beeliar Dr, Success WA 6164. 

Do I need to book an appointment to see a vet? 

Our schedule is run by appointments so please call too book a time. In emergency situations, call the clinic if possible when you are on your way, to allow us to be ready for your arrival. 

Why do I need to vaccinate my pet?

Vaccines are proven to be to be the safest, most convenient way to protect your pet from different types of life threatening diseases. Having an annual vaccination and check up will ensure your pet will live a longer, healthier life.

At what age should I vaccinate my puppy or kitten?

Puppies and kittens should be vaccinated as early from 6-8 weeks old. Please contact us to find out the correct vaccination schedule for your pet.

What are the advantages of desexing?

Discounted rates when registering with your local council.

Prevents unwanted behaviours such as inappropriate urination, dominance aggression, escaping and roaming and inappropriate sexual behaviour.

Prevents unwanted pregnancies.

Reduced risk of getting cancer or other diseases of the reproductive organs including prostate and testicular cancer in males, cystic ovaries, ovarian tumors and breast cancer in females, and also other diseases like mammary cancer.

At what age is it best to desex my pet?

We recommend to desex puppies at kittens at 6 months of age.

Signs your pet needs vet care:

  • Not eating for 24 hours or more for adults, or 6 hours or more for puppies/kittens

  • Any vomiting that contains blood, happens more than 4 times/hour, or occurs in episodes lasting for 24 hours or more.

  • Continued bouts of diarrhea lasting for 24 hours or more or any diarrhea containing blood

  • Sneezing more than 10 times/hour or any sneezing lasting 24 hours or more

  • Coughing more than 10 times/hour or any coughing lasting 24 hours or more

  • Difficulty breathing, especially with a blue or pale tint to the gums

  • Lethargic, not moving, or UNRESPONSIVE

  • Any lameness (favoring limb or paws) that lasts for more than 2 hours.

  • Any sign of eye irritation or discomfort lasting longer than 15 minutes. Any eye injuries must be addressed immediately.

  • Signs of excessive scratching, licking, or chewing of fur, hair loss, scabs, or irritated skin.

  • Shaking head or scratching at ears lasting 1 hour or more, or frequent ear scratching or head shaking over 24 hours or more.

  • Difficulty urinating or defecating

If you feel something is not right - always trust your instincts! When it comes to your pet's health, safe is always better than sorry.