Ruby Eats a Sewing Needle

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...
Bullie’s Story: Bones and a Bottle Cap

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...
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...
Kelpie vs Black Snake

Kelpie vs Black Snake

Dogs (and cats) love a good chase! This can get them into a spot of trouble when the moving target is a snake, this is why bites are common on the face and legs of pets. Nine-year-old Kelpie Cross Jake found out the hard way that a black snake was in no mood for play...
Doggy Friendly Beaches

Doggy Friendly Beaches

Queensland weather automatically conjures up images of white sandy beaches, blistering sun, and fish and chips. However, packing up your family for a day at the beach and having to wave goodbye to your dog’s sad eyes as you drive away can leave your otherwise...