Top 10 human medications poisonous to pets revealed
The Pet Poison Helpline offers tips for the prevention of pet poisoning caused by human medications. Justine A. Lee, DVM, DACVECC, associate director of veterinary services at the helpline, said as far as animal poisonings go, “they are unfortunately very, very common.” The 24-hour helpline is available throughout North America for veterinary professionals and pet…Read more
Misty’s dilemma – eclampsia in a new mum
Misty, a lovely little 1 year old Jack Russell Terrier arrived at the Animal Emergency Centre in Woolloongabba one night panting loudly, with a high temperature, a rapid, irregular heart beat and struggling to stand. Her legs seemed to be stuck in rigid spasm and her muscles were trembling. Misty had given birth to a…Read more
Avoid a valentine’s day emergency
Valentine’s Day is drawing near and many romantics will be planning a special day for their partner. At the same time, vets and nurses at the Animal Emergency Centre are preparing for the inevitable influx of animals that will have eaten something they should not have. Dangers around the house that tend to be more…Read more
Happy new year *bang bang bang!*
New Year’s Eve and the festive season celebrations usually always involve fireworks. While most of us enjoy such a spectacle, these firework displays scare many of our pets. These pets suffer from a condition called noise phobia, and become scared and anxious with other loud noises, such as during thunderstorms. Signs of noise phobia include…Read more
Stocking fillers for fido
Pets are great fun to buy presents for and often we buy gifts not so much for them, as for us! This year, alongside the treats and toys, consider some of the following gifts that will help keep your pet safe and healthy for the New Year. A dog walking light that attaches to your…Read more
A fair warning to our skydiving pets
“High Rise Syndrome” (HRS) is a condition characterised by a collection of injuries sustained after animals have fallen from a height. Although both dogs and cats can be affected, cats are most commonly injured due to their inquisitive nature and desire to explore the outdoors. HRS can occur when our pets fall from a height,…Read more
Household cleaning products, finger (paw) licking good?
After Rocky the cat walked over a freshly mopped floor with a pine-based disinfectant, his observant owner noticed that he continuously began to lick his paws. Shortly after, she presented Rocky to the Animal Emergency Centre after he became lethargic, had a loss of appetite and continued to drool. The critical care team identified a…Read more
Congratulations Dr Rachel Peacock!
We’re thrilled to announce that Rachel Peacock is now an official Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care! This position reflects Rachel’s hard work and dedication, from studying her Master’s degree, to her three-year residency at Murdoch and working at the AEC managing a number of different roles and responsibilities. Rachel…Read more
What blood type is your pet?
Most people are familiar with the concept that there are four principal blood groups in humans. But did you know that animals also have blood groups? In people there are four principal blood groups classified as either type: A, B, AB or O. There are in fact many other blood groupings in humans but these…Read more