Chocolate Toxicity

It’s Easter! For most people that means CHOCOLATE! Unfortunately our canine companions also like the taste of chocolate which can make them very sick and even be deadly for them. Signs of chocolate toxicity can include the following symptoms: Vomiting Diarrhoea Hyperexcitability Tremors Rigid muscles Rapid breathing Increased heart rate Seizures Weakness Coma If you […]


With the wet weather around at the moment we have seen an increase in the amount of dogs affected by intestinal worms. In particular hookworms are taking their toll with quite a few fatalities in young puppies.   Signs of Hookworms The life cycle of hookworms is relatively short meaning a puppy can start to […]

Heat Stroke

Heat Stroke Heat stroke or heat stress is not something to be taken lightly, this can be a life threatening condition and unfortunately in our tropical climate it is something we see too often. When your pets core body temperature becomes too high it can cause massive damage and even lead to organ failure in […]


There are so many myths floating around social media about parvo virus at the moment, we thought we would try and dispel a few. 1.  Parvo is in the soil for 10 years – wrong. Parvo is inactivated by sunlight if contaminated items are left in direct sunlight for 24 hours.  This will not be […]

Paralysis Ticks

With the colder weather comes paralysis tick season.  These ticks are carried into our yards by native animals, which are not really affected by them.  However, our dogs and cats are. Signs Of Paralysis Tick Envenomation wobbly back legs/unable to get up retching/vomiting trouble breathing What To Do If You Find A Tick either remove […]

Comfortis For Cats

    Exciting News!!!! We have been recommending the use of Comfortis for flea control in dogs for a couple of years now. It is a once monthly, palatable tablet, that kills fleas within 3 hours of being bitten. We have had great success with it, and all members of staff use it on their […]

ABC Open Video

We have recently been involved in the production of a short video on rural vets for ABC OPEN.  Many thanks to Laurie Ann King for her amazing efforts in putting this together. Click on the link below.  

Merry Christmas

From Bec, Steph and all our dedicated  staff we wish all our clients and pets a very merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Remember this time of year is very festive and we all have leftovers – please be careful with leftover ham – every year we have patients with pancreatitis from eating the fat and […]

Snake Bites are on the rise

For the month of August we have admitted 8 animals with snake bites. Most of these have been Eastern Browns although we have also had a whip snake and unfortunately 1 Taipan fatality.  If your pet has killed the snake make sure you bring the snake and your pet as quickly as possible  to be treated. You do have […]