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Common in dogs, heatstroke (hyperthermia) can affect
all animals. Dogs left in hot cars, pets exposed to
extreme heat when left outdoors with a lack of adequate
shade, or being exercised in hot weather, can all lead to
Heatstroke occurs when an animal’s body absorbs
more heat than it can release, and the temperature
inside the body begins to climb. Once the temperature
reaches a certain point, the body is unable to regulate
normal functions, and the result is heatstroke. Damage
to muscles, organs and metabolic processes can occur.
Heatstroke in dogs is potentially life threatening and
requires immediate medical treatment.
Predisposing factors include short-nosed
(brachycephalic) dog breeds, old dogs, very young dogs,
obese dogs or dogs with airways diseases.
Initial signs your dog has heatstroke may include
excessive panting, restlessness, drooling or staggering.
As the body temperature increases, your pet’s gums
may become a bluish-purple or bright red, due to
inadequate oxygen supply to the tissues.
Veterinary treatment is required immediately. The
more severe the case, the more intensive care will be
Intravenous fluids are needed to cool the body,
maintain blood pressure, support the kidneys and
generally help speed recovery. Your dog’s airway needs
to be maintained and kept clear of excessive saliva.
Oxygen therapy is required, and sometimes sedation is
needed to allow safe and effective ventilation.
In severe cases, your veterinarian will need to do blood
and urine tests to assess the extent of damage to vital
To prevent heatstroke:
*Ensure your pet has plenty of fresh, clean water at all
times. It is best to place water in a shady area.
*Ensure your dog’s water bowl cannot be tipped over.
Bowls should be large, made of heavy material or have a
broad base that can’t be flipped.
*NEVER leave your pet unattended in a car. Cars heat
up to dangerous temperatures even on mild days and are
the most common cause of heatstroke. Even if you open
the windows, it does little to slow the overheating
process. Dogs do not sweat, rather they evaporate heat
by panting, but panting requires large amounts of air to
move the heat away. When the heat is trapped in the car,
they can literally overheat and die within minutes. If you
are bringing your pet to the clinic, but also need to pay a
bill or buy something down the street, your pet is more
than welcome to stay with us in the cool clinic until you
are heading back home.
*Avoid exercising your pet during the hottest hours of
the day, especially in summer. Early morning or late
evening when the pavement and bitumen have cooled
*Take water with you when walking. Collapsible water
bowls and bottles are a handy accessory and will help
keep your dog hydrated.
*If your dog must be left outdoors during the daytime
make sure there is adequate shade. If your dog is a water
lover you could purchase a child’s plastic pool and half
fill it with water. This will double as a water bowl and
somewhere cool to play.
If you think your dog is in distress, phone the clinic for
immediate advice. Your quick actions may save your
As part of YP Vets’ ongoing community service, we are
again conducting home visits for pet examinations,
vaccinations and consultations throughout Yorke
*Tuesday, January 22: Stansbury, Wool Bay,
Curramulka, Minlaton, Yorketown, Edithburgh, Port
Vincent, Sultana Point and surrounds;
*Tuesday, February 26: Port Broughton, Wallaroo and
*Wednesday, February 27: Moonta, Kadina, Paskeville,
Bute and surrounds;
*Thursday, February 28: Ardrossan, Tiddy Widdy,
Maitland, Port Victoria and surrounds;
*Friday, March 1: Stansbury, Wool Bay, Curramulka,
Minlaton, Yorketown, Edithburgh, Port Vincent, Sultana
Point and surrounds.
Please contact us for your appointment on the phone
“Compassionate Care for Companions”
PLASTERED over the bathroom walls
of the King’s Head Hotel in Adelaide is
a range of record sleeves, including
one from the former Kadina and
Che Peak lives in Adelaide but has
family in Kadina, which is why the
Kadina and Wallaroo Band LP cover
took his eye.
Listed on the cover are the players’
names: W. Carter, E. Penhall, G.
Correll, C. Sutton, M. Palmer, P.
Rumsey, W. Hewitson, D. Mildwaters,
K. Macdonald, C. Norman, L.
Petherick, J. Scholz, S. Roberts, J.
Clifford, J. Macdonald, B. Macdonald,
A. Rumsey, G. Schulz, G. Knight, S.
Knight, K. Thomas, J. Roberts, H.
Champion, B. Schulz, L. Phillips (sec-
retary), S. Trenwith (bandmaster), W.
Wearn (president), S. Schermer
(drum-major), L. Mildwaters, B. Neill,
The conductor’s name is Sam
Trenwith; however, his surname has
been cut off due to a tear in the sleeve.
Local band record cover
pops up in Adelaide hotel
T HISTORIC... This Kadina and Wallaroo Band record cover is one
of many on the wall at the King’s Head Hotel in Adelaide.
EVEN though many people are
still in summer holiday mode, it’s
time to start thinking about
getting ready for back to school.
Kadina Newsagency can help
with its giant back-to-school
catalogue savings of 20-25 per
cent or by preparing a book pack
for your child.
If you would like Kadina
Newsagency to provide your
children’s school books and
stationery for 2012, drop in with
your subject requirement form,
fax to 8821 1166 or email
“You can place your order
with any of the friendly staff
until January 19,” owners Chris
and Sharon Hill said.
“Your order will then be
packed and available for
collection at a time convenient
“The earlier you bring your list
in, the quicker you get your
books. Some orders will be ready
to be collected the same day.”
Whatever the requirement,
whether it is coloured pencils,
lined, graph or sketch books,
binders, biros, erasers or a
compass, Kadina Newsagency
staff will offer their utmost
Don’t leave it until the last
minute, take the worry out of
back-to-school preparations and
let Kadina Newsagency do the
work for you.
Kadina Newsagency will once
again be supporting Kadina
Memorial School with a rebate
passed back to the school for
every dollar spent. More than
$1850 has been raised so far.
“We also have a prize for a
student/family to win a pocket
digital camera just by buying
their school supplies at Kadina
Newsagency,” Chris and Sharon
“Our shop is now much
brighter, lighter and bigger,
allowing us to carry and display
many new lines.
“Being part of the Office
Choice buying group allows us to
stock an increased range of
stationery to cover all your office
and back-to-school needs.
“New stock is arriving all the
“Also, with our better buying
power, discounts and cheaper
prices will be passed onto our
“Office Choice has monthly
flyers offering great specials for
businesses and customers so
keep coming in and browsing
around as new things will be
coming in all the time.”
Get ready for back to school
T STOCKED FOR SCHOOL... Kadina Newsagency staff member Kerryn Eacott amongst
the huge range of stationery supplies to get you ready for back to school.
WHILST identity fraud
isn’t a common crime on
Yorke Peninsula, people
are still reminded to pro-
tect their personal details,
passwords and credit
In 2010-11, 1.2 million
Australians were victims of
personal fraud, which
includes credit card fraud,
identity theft and scams,
according to the Australian
Bureau of Statistics.
This equated to $1.4bil-
However, Yorke Mid
North crime prevention
section senior constable
Jeannine Hansen said there
is not a huge prevalence of
identity fraud reported on
“From January 1, 2011,
until the end of November
2012 there had been a total
of 35 dishonesty offences
Peninsula,” Mrs Hansen
“The majority of these
(30 offences) were false
pretences either with cred-
it cards or other means,
three offences were coun-
terfeiting and the remain-
ing two offences involved
dishonestly dealing with
“ There is not a huge
prevalence on the peninsu-
la; however, we do recom-
mend people take a com-
mon sense approach and
follow the tips on the
SAPOL website regarding
Police identity security
strike team coordinator
Darren Booy said identity
fraudsters use sophisticat-
ed methods to manipulate
ensure they protect their
personal and financial
details by taking basic steps
to protect their identity
from thieves and scam-
mers, such as regularly
reviewing credit reports
and financial statements,
and immediately inform-
ing police if details appear
to have been compro-
“It is also important the
public understands infor-
mation shared online can
stay there forever and can
be accessed by anyone
including friends, family,
strangers and sometimes
SAPOL’S tips to prevent
T Shred, rip up or destroy confidential personal
and business documents (bank and credit
card statements, all utility accounts) before
disposing of in any bin.
T When processing credit card transactions on
the phone or internet make sure to use
T Take caution when giving your personal or
business information over the phone or
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