Sam

Found after 6 weeks missing Sam is a beloved cat who went missing for 6 weeks before finally being found ...
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Mable

Mable came into Vet HQ because she had been coughing and snorting for a couple of weeks. We performed an ...
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Poppie was hit by a car

Poppie is a young labradoodle who was brought into Vet HQ by a good samaritan who saw her get hit ...
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Milly’s trouble

Adventurous Milly got herself into some trouble NOTE: SOME SURGERY IMAGES MAY DISTURB SOME VIEWERS Milly is a cheeky and ...
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Ziggy’s Hernia

Ziggy has had a lump on his tummy ever since his owners have had him. It’s called an umbilical hernia ...
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Why won’t Baxter stop bleeding?

Baxter came to Vet HQ with a bleeding wart. If your dog has ever had a wart accidentally knocked, you ...
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Doby – Carpal Laxity Syndrome

The importance of nutrition for your growing puppy We all know how important good nutrition is for growing children and ...
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Albie’s Close Call

Travelling safely in the car with your dog. A warning for all owners. As most of you know, it is ...
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Urinary Incontinence

Sometimes toilet training alone is not enough. Urinary Incontinence in a Young Puppy When we get a new puppy, we ...
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Portia’s broken jaw

Portia fell from a height. Do cats always land on their feet? It started off as a normal day for ...
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Bone safety tips

Casper had a ‘run-in’ with a bone. Casper has enjoyed a daily bone for a number of years and they ...
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Ticks in Vaucluse

Tick season may start early this year. Be aware there may be ticks around. Phoenix presented with lumps on the ...
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Nelson

Cat fights can have very serious consequences. WARNING: this article contains an image that may upset some viewers. Nelson is ...
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Mink’s cat fight abscess

Cat fight wounds often get infected. After recently publishing Nelson’s cat fight story, Mink came into Vet HQ after getting ...
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Indi’s UTI

The benefits of in-house urinalysis. Indi had red wee! Indi presented with blood in her urine. She is a 15 ...
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Your Dog Really is a Ballet Dancer!

Your pet’s feet are vulnerable. When we think about the anatomy of a dog’s foot, it’s not at all unusual ...
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Kai is limping

Kai’s x-rays reveal something unexpected. What we found on Kai’s X-rays to explain his limping. Kai started limping on his ...
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What are Uroliths?

Bladder Stones: Lucy presented for straining to go to the toilet. It did not take long for us to realise ...
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The danger of fishing hooks

Please dispose of your fishing hooks thoughtfully. Fishing is a dangerous sport for our pets. A very caring boat crew ...
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Foreign Bodies

What not to eat… WARNING: this post contains an image taken during surgery! You won’t believe what some pets will ...
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What is BAS?

Why is my dog snoring? Brachycephalic airway syndrome Have you ever wondered why your dog snores louder than your husband? ...
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A Mite-y problem for Crystal

A tiny creature created huge problems for Crystal. Crystal is a 1 year old Chihuahua cross who was rescued from ...
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Anisocoria in a cat

Unevenly sized pupils in a cat. This is Mac. He has a nasty disease in his right eye called glaucoma ...
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Sammy’s new coat

Sammy enjoys his lush new coat. Sammy presented with an increased pattern of hair loss in the beginning of 2012 ...
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The trouble with Harry’s ears

Is your dog showing signs of ear discomfort? Harry is a 17 year old poodle crossbreed and presented for ear ...
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Dental Radiology at Vet HQ

Our latest ‘New Toy’ is a dental X-ray unit. How to Discover the Wonders of the Underworld! Trim is a ...
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Permethrin Toxicity in Cats

Flea bombs can be dangerous to cats. Permethrin Toxicity in Cats: Facts: One Flea can lay up to 1000 eggs ...
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Tucker sounds like a pig?

What causes Tucker’s strange snorting sounds? Tucker is on our YouTube channel for those of you who want to hear ...
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Euthanasia and Quality of Life

How to decide when Euthanasia is the Right Choice . Quality of Life for our Pets. How to Decide when ...
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What next Cassius?

WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS GRAPHIC SURGICAL IMAGES. When it comes to luck, Cassius should seriously go and buy himself a ...
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Cryptorchidism

One lonely testicle. When male animals are born, they are all born with two testicles. Testicles begin their lives in ...
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Puffin’s dislocated hip

Puffin more like Puffing Billy. I had a 92 year old man in today and I asked him his secret ...
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On dogs and Rodenticides

Rat vs Dog ….. and the winner is… Rats can always be a problem around waterside suburbs. There are native ...
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Fleas Already?

For some pets the flea season doesn’t stop. Poor Bongo has not had a break form the fleas this winter ...
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What is uveitis?

What does It Mean When Your Dog Has Red Eyes? Sage is a one and half year old Husky dog ...
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When should you de-sex your pet?

When is the perfect time to desex my pet? Routine Desexing Desexing has become a routine procedure in veterinary practice ...
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Getting to the GUT of the problem

There can be many causes of a sore tummy. Forest presented with a sore tummy and vomiting. Xrays showed us ...
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A new procedure at Vet HQ

Bijoux the recipient of a Vet HQ first: Bijoux, a 7-month-old cavalier crossed with a shih tzu was presented to ...
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Ticks in May?

Ticks can affect your dog year round. Ticks in May – You bet ya!! Millie went to Palm Beach for ...
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Melanoma in dogs

Taylah was one of the first Australian dogs ever to receive a US cancer vaccine . Taylah is a beautiful, ...
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On dogs and bones

Please feed raw bones only. Dog’s Teeth and the Use of Bones for Cleaning As humans, our teeth are composed ...
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What the?

What is going on inside Norman? What the? While taking some puppy radiographs of a dogs pelvis We noted something ...
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What is SARDS?

Tilly is blind because of SARDS. 13th March 2011 My darling Tillie has now been blind for 8 weeks.   She ...
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Safira needs a special diet

Food allergies can have severe consequences. Safira Safira is a delightful 2 year old female neutered Bengal who originally came ...
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Mac’s trouble with worms

Poor Mac had an Embarrassing Episode in the Waiting Room Mac is a beautiful and charming one-year-old Mastiff cross. When ...
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Heart Disease in older dogs

Roxy suffers from ventricular premature contractions (VPC) What Makes an Old Dog Slow Down? Roxy is a gentle old Boxer ...
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Blocked Urethra in male cats

Blocked Urethra in male cats – an Emergency situation Schmoozer is a beautiful shorthaired cat who lives with his mum, ...
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Eukanuba Cat food is inappropriate for a Labrador

What can happen when your dog overeats… Eukanuba Cat food is inappropriate for a Labrador pup When Moby came in ...
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Hip Dysplasia in a groodle

Hip Dysplasia in a Groodle (Golden Retriever X Standard Poodle) Rocco came to see me at 12 weeks and was ...
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Inappropriate Urination

Pepe is urinating in all the wrong places what can I do? Let me give you a little background into ...
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Raw bones not cooked ones

Last month I had the unfortunate job of performing surgery on an 11 year old kelpie that had been given ...
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Tick paralysis

Ticks can be dangerous Lola was holidaying in Byron Bay recently and returned to Sydney a little lethargic which wasn’t ...
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Mottley is not the punk rocker we thought she was

Have you ever seen strange behaviour from your pets when you put a certain type of music on the radio? ...
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Lily Toxicity in Cats

Did you know that lily’s can cause serious injury and possibly death in cats? The photos in figure one are ...
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Dental Disease is Serious

Only a dental can help Ruby. BAD BREATH Ruby is a 7 year old, female neutered Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.  ...
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Catboy Slim

Ouzo’s amazing weight loss story. Catboy Slim From little things big things grow. Ouzo, so named because of his milky ...
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Kitty’s mouth ulcers

What is an Eosinophilic Granuloma Complex? Kitty’s mouth Ulcer - Is in fact an Eosinophilic Granuloma Complex Kitty does not ...
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A broken leg for Panache

This little kitten’s leg is mending nicely. BREAK A LEG! Panache is an inquisitive 12 week old, female Domestic Short ...
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Demodectic mange

A little mite causes a lot of trouble for Lacey. Demodectic Mange – Lacey’s Mum was the culprit. (Sometimes called ...
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Vaginal discharge in a desexed dog

WARNING – this article contains an image that may disturb some viewers Peaches Is Not Feeling So Peachy. Peaches is ...
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A Hole in One

What NOT to do with a golfball. A Hole in One My father was very proud of me one day ...
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MRI for Milo: Not good news

Milo suffers from a brain tumour MRI for Milo: Not good news Milo a 16 and a half year old ...
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Dermcare Trial at Vet HQ

Elli has atopic dermatitis. Sore Paws: Ellie is the first Vet HQ dog to be enrolled in a trial run ...
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Lulu or Louis?

How Lulu was blessed with the best of both worlds.. WARNING: THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS GRAPHIC SURGERY IMAGES THAT MAY DISTURB ...
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Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA)

Wouldja will finally be able to run in the park like other dogs! TIBIAL TUBEROSITY ADVANCEMENT (TTA) This case was ...
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Ear Mites

Is your pet scratching its ears a lot? My dog wont stop scratching his ears I cannot tell you how ...
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Sammi’s Kidney Tumour

How Sammi came to lose a kidney. SAMMI’S KIDNEY TUMOUR Sammi is a 14 year old female speyed Daschund. She ...
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Ticks already?

We're in our last week of winter and Vet HQ has already seen the start of "tick season". Zeus was ...
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Pyometra in a dog

A risk for unspeyed female dogs (and cats). WARNING: THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS A GRAPHIC SURGERY IMAGE THAT MAY DISTURB SOME ...
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A tooth root abscess without symptoms?

Our pets can hide problems really well When we break a tooth or have any pain we see a dentist ...
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Akira’s fall into Homeopathy

How Akira came to benefit from Homeopathy. Akira’s fall into homeopathy Akira is a 6 month old husky that has ...
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Merry has a lump

Not all lumps are bad news. Merry came in today with a lump on her back. Very quickly we were ...
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Oliver’s Plight

A painful and rare condition. Slugs and Snails Are Not a Delicacy for Dogs Oliver’s owners knew something was wrong ...
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Ringworm is not a Worm!

Fungal Skin Infection in a cat Billy is a 6 month old Birman male cat. His owner noticed that he ...
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The digging dog

Why do dogs dig? Digging is instinctive behaviour for a dog. Dogs may dig for any of the following reasons: ...
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Roxy’s foreign body

Sometimes it really pays to have pet insurance. A warning about toy kongs and the value of pet insurance There ...
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Aristotle’s Ears

How to test which medication will work. Ear infections: What do the tests mean? One of the most common reasons ...
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Good Luck Jazz

Jazz  is a Vet HQ first – She has just arrived in Brisbane for radiotherapy for a tumor on her ...
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Heart Failure in a Kelpie

Living with Heart Disease. Heart Failure in a Kelpie Ziggy is a 13 year old male neutered Kelpie. He presented ...
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It’s bikini time; do you look your best?

As summer approaches and we get more active with our dogs, it’s important that we are both in the best ...
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Pets and Preservatives

“Fresh” pet meat is full of preservatives and can harm your pet. Beware of the so-called fresh pet meat in ...
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