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...
Dr Rob Webster and AusTick 2018

Dr Rob Webster and AusTick 2018

Veterinarians around Australia (and internationally) have no doubt heard of Dr Rob Webster especially those who treat Tick Paralysis. Dr Rob is one of the founders of Animal Emergency Service, a registered specialist in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care, and a...
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...
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...