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Titans FHO
Posted: Jan 10, 2018 (Disabled) comments

Titan got a fright and jumped out of his owners arms. He landed on the floor heavily and couldn’t put any weight on his back leg.  Readmore

EVH is open across Christmas
Posted: Dec 23, 2017 (Disabled) comments

EVH Emergency Vet Hospital in Wangara is open across Christmas.
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The dog who had to have a drink
Posted: Nov 22, 2017 (Disabled) comments

Murphy was bought to hospital as he had drunk antifreeze/coolant. While this might seem unusual, this happens as pets find it sweet and irresistible. Many people wouldn’t realise that it is extremely poisonous. Even in small doses it can cause extreme damage to both the kidneys and liver, leading to irreparable damage. Readmore

Cobra survives his under carriage being impaled
Posted: Oct 20, 2017 (Disabled) comments

Cobra is a big dog who lives on a property. Late one afternoon, he decided that it was a great idea to chase the horse. He lept over a log and a 20 cm stick impaled his undercarriage, from one side of his delicate bits right across to the other.  Readmore

Day in the life of a puppy
Posted: Sep 21, 2017 (Disabled) comments

Max is only 8 weeks old. His new family had just introduced him to his new home, when he became dramatically unwell. He went downhill with diarrhoea, vomiting, lethargy and no interest in eating or drinking.

With his parents’ permission, the vets kept him overnight to care for him and test to see what was causing him to be so unwell. These included blood tests to see if there was infection, dehydration or inflammation. They tested his poop for parvovirus, which is a severe and life-threatening disease. Additionally, samples were sent to external laboratories to look for parasites and bacteria.

Throughout the night, Max was monitored closely by the vets and nurses and cared for with pain relief, fluids to re-hydrate him, antibiotics and medicine to protect his stomach. He is back home now and growing beautifully!

Puppies health can go downhill quickly because they are very young and small in size. Things to focus on when you bring them are:

1. Diet - most puppies are weaned at 6 to 8 weeks of age, after which they leave their mothers and eat solid food. By this age, puppies should be eating 4 meals per day of a good quality food formulated for puppies of their size

2. Home environment – they are prone to eating and gnawing anything in the house and garden so move things out of their reach

3. Poisons – check places like garden sheds, kitchen cupboards, laundry and outdoors for common poisons. A list is available, but make sure these are not within reach

4. Vaccinations

5. Worm every 2 weeks until 3 months, then monthly until 6 months

6. Look at joining puppy classes for socialisation

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Meet Diva a Divine Dogue De Bordeaux
Posted: Sep 06, 2017 (Disabled) comments

Diva is a Dogue De Bordeaux, from the French Mastiff line which is one of the most ancient French dog breeds!

She came down to the emergency vet hospital as her family was worried as she was panting and bleeding from her girl parts. This had happened before and there was a concern she had an infection of her uterus.

Turns out Diva was pregnant, had gone into labour and was struggling. Once the family was over the initial surprise support was given for Diva to have emergency caesarian surgery.

Diva was amazing throughout surgery but sadly the one and only pup didn’t survive the trauma. Hospital isn’t her favourite place so as soon as possible, her family took her home with pain relief and antibiotics. Her recovery has been fabulous and this is a beautiful photo of her in the afternoon light.

The take home message is ‘some things are just not what they seem’


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One gulp and it was gone
Posted: Jul 07, 2017 (Disabled) comments

Barbie, a young staffy, came to the vet hospital because she looked very sore and was making odd gagging noises after eating a dog treat. Readmore

6 weeks in a splint and still smiling
Posted: Jun 14, 2017 (Disabled) comments

Meet Lily, such a young, energetic cavoodle. She escaped from home and was hit by a car along a side road. Her family rushed to the emergency hospital.  Readmore

Cat Flu
Posted: May 06, 2017 (Disabled) comments

Cat flu is a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract. It is a common disease in cats and although not usually fatal in healthy adults it has been known to be very serious for kittens and older cats who have a suppressed immune system. Readmore

Emergency Vet Wangara open Anzac Day
Posted: Apr 25, 2017 (Disabled) comments

EVH Emergency Vet Hospital in Wangara is open as a 24 hr vet hospital across the Anzac Day public holiday. If you have any concerns regarding your pet contact the vet hospital on T 9200 4460. No appointment necessary Readmore

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