New Year’s Eve preparation for your pets

New Year’s Eve may be a time for celebration, but animal experts have urged people to keep their furry friends in mind on December 31. Animal Emergency Service Underwood director Dr Alex Hynes says the holiday season is one of the most dangerous for pets, with...

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LJ the Russian Blue and the gladiolus flower

LJ, the 2-year-old Russian Blue, was rushed to the Animal Emergency Service Gold Coast hospital collapsing at home. The culprit? Earlier in the day, he had ingested a small piece of gladiolus flower - a toxic plant for cats.   Many flowers can be toxic to cats if...

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Lucca’s Paralysis Tick Survival Story

Lucca is one lucky little pup who just wouldn’t give up. One Thursday evening, Lucca wasn’t quite himself when he became wobbly on his back legs. His quick-thinking owners checked him all over and found a paralysis tick on his leg. They removed the tick and jumped in...

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Get to know Natalie Hunt of the Pet ICU

The Pet I.C.U is very proud that our staff members feel more like a family than co-workers. We want you to be a part of that family as well. To help you get to know us a bit better, please meet one of our amazing vet nurses, Natalie Hunt.  Name: Natalie Position: ICU...

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Teddy Bear was in trouble

We met Teddy Bear, the German Shepherd puppy, after his owners noticed he had been feeling unwell for days, gradually becoming weaker after bouts of vomiting.  The usually spritely German Shepherd was admitted to Animal Emergency Service Jindalee and assessed on the...

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Top 4 Beach Dangers for Dogs

1. Salt Water Toxicity Salt toxicity or hypernatremia (excessive body sodium)  occurs when there is too much sodium in the blood. This Electrolyte (or body salt) imbalance occurs when there is excessive sodium in the body, or possibly a decrease in body water. How...

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Zen’s Tetanus Scare

It’s not easy to predict when things can turn for the worst - as Carly, the owner of 7-year-old Bull Terrier, Zen, found out. Just ten days earlier, Carly had taken her doggy to her regular vet clinic with an infected swollen left paw. However, even after being...

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An Interview with Amanda Atkinson, Vet Nurse

What first interested you in vet nursing? “Growing up on a farm in country Victoria with cats, dogs, sheep, goats, cows, rabbits, ducks, horses, and a pet pigeon, my career path was set in stone. I have always had a love for animals which led me to pursue a career...

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Leo the Curious Chewing Canine

We love to play with puppies here at the AES. There is nothing better than seeing our best friends grow up with their curious nature and playful antics. Nine-month-old Leo the French Bulldog is no different to any other puppy we’ve had the opportunity to meet – except...

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