Australia is home to many venomous snakes, and with the weather warming up these cold-blooded reptiles are now becoming more active and a lot more visible as they start to emerge from their winter hibernation to bask in the sun and to search for food and a mate. To discourage snakes from hanging out in … Continue reading Snakes Are Starting To Emerge
According to Floyd Dewhirst, a bacterial geneticist at the Forsyth Institute and Professor of Oral Medicine at Harvard University, it is ok if your immune system is strong and you do not have any wounds on your face or mouth that would let bacteria into your bloodstream. Dewhirst and his colleagues have identified around 400 … Continue reading Is it safe to let your pet lick you?
Princess, a retired seven-and-a-half-year-old racing greyhound, came into VetLove Southside recently with a severe fractured leg. This was Princess’s second fractured leg; her first was when she was racing and only two years old, after which she retired from racing. Princess was happily playing on her seven-acre block of land when her owner, who coincidentally … Continue reading Triple whammy for Princess the greyhound
Jessie is a gorgeous 13-year-old mini Groodle. Her lovely owner found her one afternoon vomiting in the back yard and noticed she had a very bloated stomach. Jessie was immediately brought to our Nobby Beach clinic to visit Dr Ali. After a full examination and some important blood tests and X-rays, it was confirmed that Jessie had … Continue reading Meet Jessie
There must be something in the air! This month VetLove Jimboomba has surgically assisted four caesarean births. Most caesarean sections in dogs are unplanned. The female dog has often been in labour for several hours, and is likely to be distressed, dehydrated and in some cases in shock. Once admitted for a C-section, the abdomen … Continue reading It’s raining dogs
Midnight is a gorgeous little 12-week-old kitten, who used up one of his nine lives when he jumped/fell from a high kitchen cupboard. Midnight was presented at the clinic for an examination with Dr Julie and was admitted to hospital for pain relief and X-rays. The X-rays confirmed a fracture (pictured) high on the femoral … Continue reading Meet Midnight: Not all kittens are superheroes
PC is a free-roaming peacock (male) – peafowl (female) – scientific name Afropavo/Pavo – who turned up at one of his daily residences for a visit, with a very sore foot. After a slight challenge restraining him in the gentlest way, we finally managed to X-ray his foot, which showed a distinctive fracture to the … Continue reading Meet PC – The Peacock
A gorgeous two-year-old Jack Russell X Terrier. Naughty Pho escaped out of his yard one day and went missing for just over 24 hours. Upon returning home, his owner found he had a deep wound laceration on the left of his abdomen and another on his hind leg. We were not sure how the wound … Continue reading Meet Pho (pronounced Poh)
Tayzie got in a sticky situation this week! He came in the other day for excessive salivating and really smelly breath for the past couple of days. Once we had a look in his mouth, we were able to see a stick lodged between his teeth! Lucky Dr Olly was able to remove the stick … Continue reading Meet Tayzie
We first met Lilo at nine weeks for her initial vaccine and health check. Even though she was bouncy and full of gusto, she had a bit of a pot belly but was otherwise healthy. Unfortunately, Lilo had no real history of worming before her new mummy and daddy got her. Lilo was given worm … Continue reading Patient of the Month: Lovely Little Lilo!