Harvey the Tabby: Paralysis Tick

One Saturday evening tabby cat Harvey began wheezing and meowing ever so strangely. On Sunday morning, he appeared to have difficulty breathing and was uninterested in food. By Sunday evening, worried owner Dennis noticed that he hadn't moved all day, collapsed when...

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Prepare Your Pet Bushfire Plan

Preparing to leave with your pet is an important part of your bushfire plan. In this blog, Dr Gerardo Poli shares tips and instructions to follow to keep your pet safe during a bushfire.Keep up to date with Bushfire activity:It is important that you keep...

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Ruby Eats a Sewing Needle

What would cause a normally calm and mild-tempered puppy to start yelping, screaming and crying out of the blue and cowering away from her family? Ruby’s unusual behaviour was later explained at our Carrara clinic when a sharp foreign object was found lodged deep...

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Bullie’s Story: Bones and a Bottle Cap

One morning, Bullie's owners found little their 15-week-old Bull Terrier snacking on a cooked rib bone. Suddenly, he swallowed it whole, in one gulp! The family rushed him to Animal Emergency Service immediately. Dr Brooke quickly took x-rays to see if the bone was...

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Sushi: The Importance of Regular Vet Checks

Meet Sushi, a fierce young feline with a gorgeous coat of fur and a perfectly scrumptious name. Sushi visited her vet for a routine dental and groom. Being a young adult cat, she was seemingly healthy and normal as one would expect. Thankfully she has regular vet...

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Flip’s Stick Injury – Dangerous Dog Toys

Playing a fun game of fetch with your best friend is one of life’s simple pleasures and not one you’d expect to end in the emergency hospital. It may still come as a surprise to some dog owners to hear that as well as being a choking hazard, sticks can cause severe...

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Grass Seeds Pandemonium

Meet Panda. Panda presented to Animal Emergency Service at Carrara one weekend with acute back pain and elevated temperature. He had no previous history of spinal issues that could potentially bring on these problems and with further testing (x-rays and bloods) still,...

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Staff Profile: Laura – PICU Nurse

Laura Greenup Pet Intensive Care Unit Vet Nurse Certificate 4 Veterinary Nursing When did you join the Pet ICU? I joined Pet Intensive Care Unit (PICU) in April 2017 after working at Animal Emergency Service (AES) for four years. What drew you to helping animals? I...

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Shar-Pei Fever

Shar-Pei What? Shar-Pei Fever! Skye’s family suddenly noticed her loss of appetite one evening. Usually a fun wrinkly ball of energy, Skye had also lost her spark and motivation to play with her other furry family members, and her pre-existing limp had worsened when...

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