Toad Toxicity

Toad Toxicity

Toad toxicity is one of the most common intoxications we see at the Animal Emergency Service. The cane toad (Bufo Marinus) is an introduced species which was released to control cane beetles responsible for damaging sugar cane crops. Since 1935 they have spread down...
The Dangers of Milk Fever

The Dangers of Milk Fever

Commonly called ‘milk fever’ or eclampsia, hypocalcaemia is a condition where there is a life threateningly low level of calcium in the blood that occurs in lactating female dogs and rarely in cats. It generally occurs within the first couple of weeks of...
How to Prevent These 6 Common Pet Emergencies

How to Prevent These 6 Common Pet Emergencies

The oral cavity and oesophagus has the largest diameter of any part of the gastrointestinal tract meaning that dogs can swallow objects much bigger than will ever fit through the rest of the gut. I regularly retrieve objects like toys, underwear, string, bones, corn...
The Biggest Risks to Cats in the Warmer Months

The Biggest Risks to Cats in the Warmer Months

As Australia slowly moves through a scorcher of a summer season, it’s important to understand the health and safety issues that pose a particular threat to your feline friend throughout the warmer months. Here are a few tips from the team at Animal Emergency Service...