Ruby Eats a Sewing Needle

Ruby Eats a Sewing Needle

What would cause a normally calm and mild-tempered puppy to start yelping, screaming and crying out of the blue and cowering away from her family? Ruby’s unusual behaviour was later explained at our Carrara clinic when a sharp foreign object was found lodged deep...

Valentines Day Vs Toxic Flowers: Make the right choice

Valentines day: A day where we celebrate the purity of all that is love and romance! Historical customs of this particular day has men rushing about buying bouquets of flowers to surprise their significant others but this can be a deadly decision. A surprise for many...

DANGEROUS HOUSEHOLD HIDING PLACES – More common than you think

By Dr. Clare Peterson Being decedents of desert animals, cats exhibit heat seeking behaviours as they are hard-wired to  thrive in more toasty climates. These behaviours include seeking out that one patch of sun to stretch out in, crawling onto their owners comfy lap...
Toxic Food For Pets

Toxic Food For Pets

There are many foods and edible ingredients that are toxic to our pets if eaten. The severity of symptoms can range from mild to severe gastrointestinal signs such as vomiting or diarrhoea, to shock, cardiovascular failure, or death. This is a list of plants food for...
Performing CPR On Pets

Performing CPR On Pets

If your pet has stopped breathing, mouth-to-nose resuscitation can be performed. To perform CPR on your pet: Wrap your hands around your pet’s jaw and nose so the airway via their mouth is sealed. Blow a slow long breath through your pet’s nostrils until...
Gastroenteritis

Gastroenteritis

Gastroenteritis is defined as an inflammation of the stomach and/or intestines.  The animal often shows signs of vomiting and/or diarrhoea, lethargy and reluctance to eat. There are many different causes of gastroenteritis.  A few of the common causes: Sudden change...