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

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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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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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