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 happy...

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Baclofen Toxicity – Keeva’s Story

Keeva the 2-year-old Irish Wolfhound X who presented to the Animal Emergency Service at Underwood one Sunday evening. She was brought in after her owners found her outside with their other dog and noticed she was acting abnormally. On arrival she was drooling and...

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Mac The Tack

‘Mac the Tack’ sounds more like a pro wrestler… but this eight month old french bulldog is sure one resilient fighter with an iron stomach! The garden shed provided a very unfortunate entree to Mac’s dinner in the form of a blue thumbtack. By the time he reached the...

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Snake Bite with a Twist

A miniature salt and pepper Schnauzer was victim to a traumatic bite with a horrible twist. By constricting the bodies, pythons are capable of killing their victims via asphyxiation in a matter of minutes. Leonidas (affectionately known as Leo) was lucky...

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Jumping Jynx

Cruising around on drives… feeling the sun and wind on their face... dogs enjoy even the simplest pleasures in life. Especially when they are side by side their best friend (that’s you!). Canines explore the world with their senses, in particular their smell so...

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International Day of Families

The definition of family has evolved since the International Day of Families was established by the UN in 1993. Family may have a different meaning to each individual but it is still recognised as the basic units of society, and this is surely something to be...

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A Little Bit of Rat Bait Goes a Long Way

One March evening, Ash the Border Collie was rushed into Animal Emergency Service vomiting blood. He was lethargic and could barely lift his head. Dr Gareth assessed him and immediately become concerned about how pale Ash’s gum colour was. Within two hours, Ash’s red...

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