LJ the Russian Blue and the gladiolus flower

LJ the Russian Blue and the gladiolus flower

LJ, the 2-year-old Russian Blue, was rushed to the Animal Emergency Service Gold Coast hospital collapsing at home. The culprit? Earlier in the day, he had ingested a small piece of gladiolus flower – a toxic plant for cats.   Many flowers can be toxic to cats...
Pet ICU Blood Bank & K9 Hero Program

Pet ICU Blood Bank & K9 Hero Program

Similar to humans, sometimes our pets require life-saving blood products. In the Pet Intensive Care Unit at Underwood, we have developed a blood donor program to assist with the collection and storage of these products so that they are on hand as required.   Due to...
What to Do If Your Pet Licks a Toad

What to Do If Your Pet Licks a Toad

With the arrival of warmer weather and rain, we expect the number of cane toad (Rhinella marina) victims to increase across veterinary clinics.  With their intriguing hop across the yard, our inquisitive pets, especially terrier type dog breeds and the occasional cat...
Introducing PICU – The Pet Intensive Care Unit

Introducing PICU – The Pet Intensive Care Unit

Similar to the intensive care unit of your local hospital, the Pet Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Underwood is a highly specialized department providing urgent care to critically ill patients. Staffed around the clock, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by our team of...