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Gastric Dilation and Volvulus Syndrome (GDV) in dogs

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Rubber balls and your dog

Rubber balls are loved world-wide by dogs, as they are great to bounce, chase and chew. Unfortunately, with some persistence dogs can also pull pieces off and accidentally swallow them, causing them to choke or for an internal blockage to form. Some pups can even swallow balls whole. Moa and Nugget both ended up at […]

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Take your dog to work…it´s good for your health!

This week marked international Take Your Dog to Work Day and our smallest team member, clinic pup Fergus, proves just how beneficial animals in the workplace can be. This two year old puppy has the official role of chief welcomer and clinic pup at our Sinnamon Park specialist and emergency vet hospital, spending his days […]

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Top human medications, vitamins and oils poisonous to pets

Let’s face it, pets are curious, sneaky and learn with their mouths. And given the beautiful shiny surface, sweet taste of the sugary coating and great crunchy texture of pill packets…it’s often too much to resist. Here are some of the most common human medications we see ingested by pets. Painkillers We’re talking the full […]

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Garden snails and slugs pose life-threatening risk to dogs and humans

According to Brisbane doctors, rat lung worm is endemic in Australia’s tropical and warm areas, particularly in urban areas such as Brisbane and Sydney. This parasite lives in snails and slugs and can cause significant damage to pets and humans if ingested. An underdiagnosed condition, rat lung worm can cause pain, swelling and inflammation of […]

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Mother’s Day greenery that’s toxic to pets

There are many plants and flowers which are toxic to dogs and cats. And since our pets often like to chew on inedible objects, especially new additions to their environment, it makes buying greenery for Mother’s Day difficult. Here are some of the most common plants toxic to our furry friends. Please keep in mind […]

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Hookworm and your puppy

Hookworms can pose a big risk to puppies. Although they are small in size (3mm long), a large number of hookworms can lead to a puppy having severe anaemia, as a result of the worms feeding on its intestines. There are four main ways that dogs can pick up these small, blood-sucking parasites: Direct contact […]

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