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Sun newspapers Tue 19 Jul 2016



Sun newspapers Tue 19 Jul 2016


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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin Region

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News V1 - NTNE01Z01DS SUN NEWSPAPERS, Tuesday, July 19, 2016 11 New public housing in Katherine WORK has finished on the first of two new public housing blocks in Katherine specially built for seniors and people with physical or mobility issues. The six one-bedroom units in Acacia Dr are the first public housing to be built in the Top End town for more than 20 years. The units have been rented to seniors who could live independently. AN estimated 80 per cent of Top End pets suffer from some form of dental disease. To help reduce this figure, and as a part of the Australian Veterinary Associations Pet Dental Month, a Palmerston pet shop manager is urging locals to tackle untreated dental issues with free dental health checks throughout July and August. Store manager of Petbarn Palmerston Andrew Litten said Dental Month was the perfect time for us to remind ... pet owners about the importance of dental hygiene and educate owners about the key warning signs to keep an eye out for. Chief veterinarian at Greencross Vets, who are partnering with Petbarn over the month, Dr Rachel Chay, warned if dental issues were left untreated they could have a serious impact on the health of pets. Poor dental hygiene is a serious issue for Australian pets, Dr Chay said. Dental disease is one of the most common illnesses occurring in adult dogs and cats. Its estimated that 80 per cent of dogs and cats over the age of three years suffer from some form of dental dis New antivenom for pets THE Territory is home to many of the worlds most venomous snakes, and across Australia, thousands of dogs are bitten each year. The percentage that die could reduce significantly thanks to a new anti-venom developed by CSIRO. Scientists have worked with Padula Serums Pty Ltd, a small biotech company, to produce an anti-venom to treat eastern brown snake bites a breed found in arid areas of NT. Prof George Lovrecz from CSIROs manufacturing team said this new process was much more effective than those currently on the market because it was distilled and concentrated to create a pure, fully-tested anti-venom which was ready to be injected into snake-bitten dogs. We used the latest technologies to make sure that the anti-venom is not only safe and effective but its also a lot cheaper to produce compared to existing products, he said. Once final testing has been completed and the anti-venom has been given approval for sale it will be available on the market and stocked by vets around the country. This new treatment could also have applications for treating humans for snake bites or against the toxins of paralysing ticks. Sid the British Bulldog is a big believer in doggie dental care, as are the people from a Palmerston pet store who are getting behind a dental hygiene campaign Doggie Doggie dental dental timetime ease. She said key signs of dental disease included bad breath, difficulty eating or loss of appetite and redness or inflammation of gums. Ways to improve your pets dental health include brushing their teeth, diets with special treats, chew toys and check-ups. Casuarina Shop 23a Casuarina Shopping Village 54 Bradshaw Terrace Casuarina NT 0810 P. (08) 8945 6911 casmed@bigpond.com Palmerston Shop 34 Oasis Shopping Centre 10 Temple Terrace Palmerston NT 0830 P. (08) 8932 4333 oasismed@bigpond.com HumPty Doo Shop 4 Humpty Doo Shopping Village 28 Freds Pass Road Humpty Doo NT 0836 P. (08) 8988 4888 fredspassmed@bigpond.com HowarD sPrings Howard Springs Shopping Centre 284 Whitewood Road Howard Springs NT 0835 P. (08) 8983 3055 howmed@bigpond.com Berry sPrings Shop B5 Berry Springs Shopping Village 10 Doris Road Berry Springs NT 0838 P. (08) 8988 7500 berrysprings@arafuramedical.com.auarafuramedical.com.au Our Medical Services Include: Skin cancer checks (individual and bulk) Skin cancer treatments (including surgery) Health plans Patient health information and counselling Health checks Hearing tests Family planning Pap smears Obstetrics Spirometry Vaccinations (including childhood immunisations and travel) Minor surgery (including stitching of wounds, removing moles, skin lesions, skin cancers) Wound dressing Suture removal Casting simple fractures Plaster removal Diabetes advisor Nutrition advice On-site pathology ECG FOR BOOKING S CALL: 08 8922 4500 Feed the meerkats, cuddle a croc, spot the chameleon, and tickle Lulu the snake SCHOOL HOLIDAY FUN! SHOP 4 ONE27 123 FLYNN CIRCUIT, BELLAMACK NT 0832 info@cosmeticinjectablesdarwin.com.au www.cosmeticinjectablesdarwin.com.au CONTACT US 0484 087 745 LASER PLATELET RICH PLASMA MICRODERMABRASION ANTIWRINKLE SKIN NEEDLING DERMAL FILLER CHEMICAL PEELS

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