Grass Seeds Pandemonium

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,...
Shar-Pei Fever

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...
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...
Treatment For Heat Stress

Treatment For Heat Stress

Dogs and cats do not cope with heat as well as people. This is because they are unable to dress to suit hot weather since they have their fur coat permanently attached. In addition, and more importantly, they cannot sweat to cool themselves as people do. Panting is...
Heat Stress – Dogs

Heat Stress – Dogs

Hyperthermia is a term describing an elevation in body temperature. This increase typically occurs as a response to a trigger, such as inflammation in the body or a hot environment. When a dog is exposed to high temperatures, heat stroke or heat exhaustion can result....
Heat Stress Is Dangerous For Qld Pets

Heat Stress Is Dangerous For Qld Pets

With the warmer months upon us, it is imperative we remember the danger heat poses to our pets. Heat stroke is a serious situation with the potential for life-threatening results. We all know it isn’t safe to leave an animal in a vehicle but it is important to be...