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Mother’s Day greenery that’s toxic to pets

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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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Sugar substitute, Xylitol, a poisoning risk to dogs

Xylitol is a naturally occurring substance which is used as a substitute for sugar in a range of foods and drinks. Unfortunately, Xylitol is also toxic to dogs even in small doses. Unlike in humans, it is quickly absorbed into a dog’s bloodstream which can cause the pancreas to rapidly release insulin. This results in […]

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Dachshunds and Pes varus

Pes varus is a developmental condition that results in a limb deformity and is seen most commonly in dachshunds. In Latin pes means foot and varus means inward. As affected puppies develop, the inside part of the growth plate at the end of the shinbone doesn’t seem to grow as quickly as the outside and […]

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Queensland first – New radiation therapy for pets with cancer

ARH Brisbane is now offering a Queensland first for our patients, stereotactic radiation therapy (SRT), which is greatly advancing cancer treatment in pets. This new treatment allows us to reduce the dose of radiation to tissues surrounding a cancer and therefore avoid some of the typical radiation side effects such as skin irritation, nausea, pain […]

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Epilepsy in pets

Epilepsy in pets It’s known as a seizure without an underlying cause. It is much more common in dogs than in cats and a pet’s first seizure usually occurs between 1-5 years of age. Seizures can come in many shapes and forms. There are generalized seizures, which can be characterised by a pet: Being unconsciousness […]

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Preventing a tick

The warm Queensland summer brings with it a huge influx of tick cases. The effects of the paralysis tick can unfortunately be deadly, and as we treat case after case we are continually asked about tick prevention. Given ticks can strike all year round – in fact we had one poor puss last June with […]

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