Interesting Cases

Tilly…

…was referred to the Frankston AEC with a history of being quiet, not eating and vomiting for two days. As a young Labrador, the referring veterinarian knew that this was a big cause for concern – there always has to be a significant problem to put a Labrador off their food! Tilly was also known…

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Cuddles – the dog that ate christmas

Where it all started… On the 27th of November, Cuddles started to vomit at home and was very lethargic. Cuddles’ owner had noticed that a Christmas decoration which she had been playing with had gone missing. Cuddles’ was taken to her regular veterinarian, where she was placed on a drip, given pain relief, antibiotics and…

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Meet Zorro, an 18 month old Staffordshire bull terrier

On Christmas Day, Zorro was being minded by some family friends who also have a dog. Christmas turned to horror when Zorro chased his mate across the top of a salt water swimming pool cover and fell in. We’re not sure exactly how long Zorro was in the pool before he was spotted by the…

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Sally and the snails

Meet Sally… Sally is a 10 month old chocolate brown Labrador. One afternoon… Sally had been playing in her yard and seemed completely normal when her owners came home. They fed her as usual but about 30 minutes later she started to shake a lot, collapsed and started to seizure. Her owners rushed her to the Mount…

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Holly was only 11 weeks old and 7kg when she got herself into strife.

Holly, an 11wk American Bulldog puppy, went investigating one day and her owners found her with her head stuck down a household drain. She was painful, swollen and had some difficulty breathing. She was taken to her regular vet, where she was treated with oxygen and medications and she improved significantly. Her normal vet suggested…

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Meet Bella

Bella is a 16 week female Pugalier that presented to the Animal Emergency Centre as her owners noted she was becoming increasingly lethargic. She had been off colour and not eating for a few days prior. On examination, Bella was noted to have white gum colour, difficulty breathing, a sore abdomen and she was in…

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Little roxy – clings on to life!!

This is the story about the smallest dog with the largest will to survive against all the odds! Roxy, a gorgeous little Chihuahua weighing only 1.5kg, arrived at the Hallam Animal Emergency Centre collapsed and barely alive after surviving a horrific dog attack. Roxy’s owners had found her lying unconscious in a pool of blood,…

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Missy has a lucky but smoky escape!

Missy and her family (furred and human) were involved in a house fire this year. Read on to learn her story. Missy is a very sweet 6-year-old female speyed Ragdoll that presented to the Animal Emergency Centre in Hallam over the Queen’s Birthday weekend in June. Missy’s drama began on the Saturday night when the…

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