Diabetes in Pets: Symptoms, Treatments & Complications

Diabetes in Pets: Symptoms, Treatments & Complications

Diabetes is a disease that most people have heard of but not a lot of people know that our pets can also become diabetic and it is actually a common illness that we treat. What is diabetes? Diabetes is caused by an abnormality in the way our bodies use sugar. The...
Logan shares top spot for pet ownership in Australia

Logan shares top spot for pet ownership in Australia

Our very own, Dr Alex Hynes took time to chat with Quest Media about the high rate of pet ownership in Logan homes. A recent finder.com.au study placed Logan in the top spot with New Beith and Spring Mountain with 84% of homes in these suburbs owning a dog. Dr Hynes...
Introducing Brisbane’s very own: Dr Brooke Schampers

Introducing Brisbane’s very own: Dr Brooke Schampers

What do testicular torsion, bird anesthetics and an emergency caesarean have in common? They are all part of the critical care treatment, Dr. Brooke Schampers gives to local pets and wildlife in need. As an emergency veterinarian, she is providing veterinary services...
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...
How to Care for a Senior Pet

How to Care for a Senior Pet

Getting old is something nobody wants to think about. For us humans it brings thoughts of wrinkles, memory loss and new aches and pains. Unfortunately, it’s a necessary evil for us and also for our pets. Our pets seem to hide ageing better so it’s sometimes hard...
The Myth of the Wet Nose

The Myth of the Wet Nose

“A wet nose means my dog is healthy” – FALSE This is a common misconception originating from the time when there was a high prevalence of the deadly virus Canine Distemper (which we now vaccinate against). One of the clinical signs of this virus was a thickening of...