Flip’s Stick Injury – Dangerous Dog Toys

Playing a fun game of fetch with your best friend is one of life’s simple pleasures and not one you’d expect to end in the emergency hospital. It may still come as a surprise to some dog owners to hear that as well as being a choking hazard, sticks can cause severe...

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Grass Seeds Pandemonium

Meet Panda. Panda presented to Animal Emergency Service at Carrara one weekend with acute back pain and elevated temperature. He had no previous history of spinal issues that could potentially bring on these problems and with further testing (x-rays and bloods) still,...

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Staff Profile: Laura – PICU Nurse

Laura Greenup Pet Intensive Care Unit Vet Nurse Certificate 4 Veterinary Nursing When did you join the Pet ICU? I joined Pet Intensive Care Unit (PICU) in April 2017 after working at Animal Emergency Service (AES) for four years. What drew you to helping animals? I...

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Shar-Pei Fever

Shar-Pei What? Shar-Pei Fever! Skye’s family suddenly noticed her loss of appetite one evening. Usually a fun wrinkly ball of energy, Skye had also lost her spark and motivation to play with her other furry family members, and her pre-existing limp had worsened when...

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Kelpie vs Black Snake

Dogs (and cats) love a good chase! This can get them into a spot of trouble when the moving target is a snake, this is why bites are common on the face and legs of pets. Nine-year-old Kelpie Cross Jake found out the hard way that a black snake was in no mood for play...

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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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