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IVDD through the eyes of a Dachshund crusader

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Chemotherapy – Keeping pets and owners together for longer

With 50% of dogs and cats over the age of 10 years developing cancer, chemotherapy is proving a beneficial treatment in the fight against this disease. At ARH Brisbane we are fortunate to have Australia’s only specialist medical and surgical oncology team, made up of Dr Kathleen O’Connell and Dr Maurine Thomson. Here they speak […]

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Our top Christmas emergencies, and how to avoid them

Let’s face it, it’s easy to get distracted at this time of year. Life gets busier and is full of lots of fun and frivolity. It’s also a time when our beloved fur babies tend to get into a lot of mischief, some of which lands them at our emergency vet hospital. Christmas Day and […]

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Christmas safety tips for your pet

It’s the silly season and even our fur babies are getting, well, silly! Harley recently visited our emergency vet hospital when he was caught chewing on a Christmas wreath. He was one of the lucky ones who was able to pass the ingested material. But sadly many of the pets we see end up needing […]

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First aid for a pet with heat stroke

Last summer we had far too many pets in at ARH Brisbane fighting for their life after succumbing to heatstroke. Symptoms of heatstroke can include: Excessive panting Bright red gums and tongue which turn to blue Salivation Vomiting Anxious pacing, lack of coordination, stumbling Seizures or strange behaviour Collapse and coma If you suspect your […]

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Is your pet at risk of developing skin cancer?

It’s a rarely discussed fact that non-pigmented and poorly haired animals have a similar risk of getting sunburnt and developing skin cancers as humans. The most common skin cancer, squamous cell carcinoma, accounts for 5% canine skin tumours and 15% feline tumours diagnosed each year. At least 30% of these pets will have multiple skin […]

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Kidney disease – the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

Approximately 1% of dogs and 3% of cats are diagnosed with chronic kidney disease. This increases to more than 10% of dogs and 30% of cats over the age of 15 years. While it is generally a condition we see in older patients, young animals can also be affected. The causes Kidney disease can be […]

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