Mechanical Ventilation – How? When? Why?

Mechanical Ventilation – How? When? Why?

One of the most important processes within the body is the ability to breathe. Mechanical ventilation is the act of assisting or controlling the patients’ ability to breathe. Although it is an important part of treatment in some cases, the process can cause additional...
The Pet ICU (Pet Intensive Care Unit) – Who we are & what we do

The Pet ICU (Pet Intensive Care Unit) – Who we are & what we do

The Pet Intensive Care Unit (Pet ICU) is a facility located at Underwood, Brisbane, in the same building as the Animal Emergency Service and Veterinary Specialist Services. We are one of the only purpose built animal intensive care units in the country, and take on a...
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...
5 Common Signs Your Pet is in Pain

5 Common Signs Your Pet is in Pain

Animals suffer from pain just like humans do and whilst most pet owners believe they would know if their pet were in pain, the truth is that it can be very difficult to recognise. Being observant and knowing the signs of chronic pain could prevent your pet from...
Overbreeding: A Major Animal Welfare Issue

Overbreeding: A Major Animal Welfare Issue

Overbreeding involves breeding an animal more than its body can safely handle resulting in detrimental health effects to the mother and her puppies as well as the overpopulation and subsequent euthanasia of many unwanted companion animals every year. The Health...
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...