Mac The Tack

‘Mac the Tack’ sounds more like a pro wrestler… but this eight month old french bulldog is sure one resilient fighter with an iron stomach! The garden shed provided a very unfortunate entree to Mac’s dinner in the form of a blue thumbtack. By the time he reached the...

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Snake Bite with a Twist

A miniature salt and pepper Schnauzer was victim to a traumatic bite with a horrible twist. By constricting the bodies, pythons are capable of killing their victims via asphyxiation in a matter of minutes. Leonidas (affectionately known as Leo) was lucky...

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Jumping Jynx

Cruising around on drives… feeling the sun and wind on their face... dogs enjoy even the simplest pleasures in life. Especially when they are side by side their best friend (that’s you!). Canines explore the world with their senses, in particular their smell so...

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International Day of Families

The definition of family has evolved since the International Day of Families was established by the UN in 1993. Family may have a different meaning to each individual but it is still recognised as the basic units of society, and this is surely something to be...

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A Little Bit of Rat Bait Goes a Long Way

One March evening, Ash the Border Collie was rushed into Animal Emergency Service vomiting blood. He was lethargic and could barely lift his head. Dr Gareth assessed him and immediately become concerned about how pale Ash’s gum colour was. Within two hours, Ash’s red...

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The Hungry Wedgie

Furry, scaly or feathery… we treat all types of friends here at the Animal Emergency Service. And it’s not just dogs that bite off more than they can chew. O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat has a regal resident of the feathery kind… a 20 year old “Wedgie”...

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