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Helping your pet survive storm season

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Presents to keep away from the tree

It´s Christmas present buying season – so much fun, excitement and, a visit to the emergency vet? Not quite what you think about when wrapping your presents. Take it from our emergency vets and clients though, there are certain presents best kept in the cupboard. Food that´s toxic to pets You would think that a […]

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Life as an intern (Part 3): What really happens at ARH

We´ve heard a lot about the ups and downs of internships in this series, here we ask our interns to spill the beans on the funny, sad and exceptional cases that are part and parcel of an intern year.   What is the funniest thing that has happened during your internship?   One day I […]

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Life as an intern (Part 2): There is no such thing as a typical day

Having spoken about the ups and downs of an internship year in part one of this series, our surgery intern Laura was kind enough to take us through what her work entails. It´s pretty clear that there is no such thing as a typical day for an intern…but here is the closest thing! 7:30am I […]

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Life as an intern (Part 1): You need to feel the love!

Dr Laura is currently completing a surgical internship at ARH Brisbane, working closely with our three surgeons Lance, Maurine and Jarrod. She studied veterinary science and has been qualified for two years. Laura recently made the switch from general practice (GP) to specialist hospital, and has impressed us with her knowledge, confidence and can do […]

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Treating older dogs with vestibular disease

Geriatric peripheral vestibular disease is a condition that occurs more commonly in elderly dogs, affecting a dog´s vestibular system located in the inner ear. This can cause debilitating and distressing symptoms including loss of balance, impaired coordination, circling, falling, head tilt, eye beating (nystagmus) and nausea/vomiting. Humans can develop a similar condition called BPPV (benign […]

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Gastric Dilation and Volvulus Syndrome (GDV) in dogs

It´s an emergency situation which can happen to any dog of any breed or size, although large breed and heavy chested dogs are more prone to this condition. Gastric Dilation and Volvulus Syndrome (GDV), often referred to as bloat, causes the stomach to dilate and twist on itself. Increased pressure in the stomach can cause life-threatening consequences, […]

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