Three Ideas to Keep Your Pooch Cool on Australia Day

Three Ideas to Keep Your Pooch Cool on Australia Day

Australia Day: The day Australians spend a day by the pool, beach, or with a backyard BBQ celebrating the arrival of the First Fleet. Or, if you’re like our family, the celebration of Uncle Merv finally hitting a sixer in the third round of backyard cricket (now we...
Top 4 Beach Dangers for Dogs

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...
What to Do If Your Pet Licks a Toad

What to Do If Your Pet Licks a Toad

With the arrival of warmer weather and rain, we expect the number of cane toad (Rhinella marina) victims to increase across veterinary clinics.  With their intriguing hop across the yard, our inquisitive pets, especially terrier type dog breeds and the occasional cat...
5 Signs Your Pet Needs an Emergency Vet

5 Signs Your Pet Needs an Emergency Vet

Do you know when you need to take your pet to the vet? Whilst it might be easy if there is an obvious issue such as an open wound, active bleeding or they have been involved in an accident, but what about the hidden illnesses?  If you detect any of these symptoms in...
A Warning About Pet Safety on Beaches and Waterways

A Warning About Pet Safety on Beaches and Waterways

The Animal Emergency Service is concerned about the number of fish hook injuries we’re seeing at this time of year and we have a warning for all South East Qld pet owners. While fish hook injuries are common given our love for spending time outdoors, we...
Haemorrhagic Gastroenteritis: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

Haemorrhagic Gastroenteritis: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

What are the Symptoms of HGE? Haemorrhagic gastroenteritis (HGE) is a condition that affects dogs and is characterised by the rapid onset of bloody diarrhoea and vomiting. This is due to the damage and subsequent death of cells lining the intestinal wall. Other...