Animal Emergency Service, shop 14 'Hometown',Cnr Lexington & Logan Rds,Underwood.Ph: (07) 3423 -1888
Cleo is only a 5 month old kitten, owned by one of our vet nurses Erika.
Cleo had suddenly started vomiting and had a painful belly. It was very sore to touch, and she wouldn't eat. X-rays suggested there was a bowel obstruction.
We performed surgery on Cleo, and once inside we found that a part of her small intestine had telescoped in on itself! This is called an intussusception!
A section of her intestine was removed. She is now back to normal, eating and being her usual playful, young self.
Do you know what to do if your pet is poisoned by a cane toad?
When a cane toad is under attack from a dog or cat, it will express a toxin from glands on its back. The pet will froth from the mouth, making a lot of sticky saliva. You may notice the gums become dark red, as the toxin is absorbed from the gums into the blood stream. The pet will start to twitch and tremble and may progress to seizures and even die!
If you find your pet frothing at the mouth, you need to wash his mouth immediately. Do not put a hose down his throat or he may drown. Rather wipe the mouth out continuously with a damp cloth. Be careful not to allow fluid down his airway. If he has started to twitch and collapse, briefly wash the mouth out and seek veterinarian attention.
Most pets encountering a toad do survive and don’t require vet assistance, if the mouth is rinsed. Sometimes owners come home to find their pet has died, and the froth around the yard indicates it was a toad poisoning.
Bone and Raw Food Diet
A casualty of the recent storms and black outs was our small old freezer.
Come in and check out our new large vertical freezer. It is packed full of turkey necks $5.80 and chicken necks $4.75, which are great for keeping your dogs' and cats' teeth clean, easier than a tooth brush! We also have a range of Canine Country BARF (Bone and Raw Food Diet) $7.20. BARF diets consist of a combination of fresh meat, ground up soft bone, seasonal fruit and vegetables. A small amount added to their daily dry food can increase the smell and taste of their food.
Kristy will clip and groom your pet to your requirements, paying special attention to their feet, ears and toe nails.
All pets under 15kg are shampooed and dried after their groom.
If your pet requires sedation, this can be arranged by the vet, and your pet will be monitored by Kristy as she goes about the grooming process.
· It lasts for 3 months
· It is completely odourless
· It is safe to use on puppies from 8 weeks of age
As the collar rubs on the dog’s coat, the friction releases the active ingredient from the collar. The natural oils in the skin carry the active ingredient over the whole body, forming a protective layer.
Although this is a quiet time of year for ticks, some areas around Beenleigh need to use tick control all year round.
We're now on Facebook and our fan base is growing every day! Jump on board and 'like' our page - be kept up to date with interesting cases and most importnantly cute pictures.
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Thankyou for all of your support from all the team at Windaroo Vet Surgery.
Each year we seem to be overwhelmed with how quickly the christmas season catches up on us. It's almost been five years since opening our doors and we are delighted to be wishing all of our valued clients a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Our gift to you, is offering all of our clients a
Free nail clip for December!
Appointments are essential!
Responsible animal caring
Christmas is fast approaching! If you are considering giving a pet as a present, please remember: owning a pet is a responsibility and commitment for their lifetime.
Consider including the cost of vaccination, desexing and microchipping, or pet insurance to ensure the ongoing wellbeing of your gift. This can help protect the owner from unforseen expenses in the future.
There are dozens of healthy cats and dogs in Logan City Pound wishing for a home for Christmas!
November's Brave Pet of the Month!
Poor Buddy was hit by a car, after he went wandering from his home on acreage. He received some deep lacerations and grazes on his front leg. Some nerves and blood vessels were severed.
He underwent almost 2 hours of surgery to close his wounds, he was lucky no bones were broken.
This is Ashley, a 10 year old greyhound hospitalised with a paralysis tick.
Here she is on the road to recovery. Did you know greyhounds can’t sit? However Ashley is still weak in the back legs, and is sitting!
Have you ever found a bird that can’t fly, or a possum on the side of the road? Knowing what to do can be difficult. Give us a call, and if you can bring it safely to the surgery, during opening hours, we will decide whether it can be treated. 24 hour critical care is available by calling the RSPCA on 1300 264 625. Overnight you can keep the injured bird or possum etc. in a warm box (with holes) with sugary water and bring it into the surgery in the morning.
Injured koalas however should be sent straight to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Ph. 5534 0813.
It is our duty and responsibility as veterinarians to care for injured wildlife. Some we treat and release, some go to wildlife carers, however unfortunately most injured wildlife is humanely euthanased. If the animal cannot be returned to the wild in fit condition, it is cruel and unethical to keep in confinement.
24 hour RSPCA – 1300 264 625
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary – 5534 0813
Wildcare – 5527 2444
Animal Emergency Centre at Underwood – 3423 1888
We have heard that Labrador Rescue is in DESPERATE need for foster carers in the Brisbane/ Gold Coast region. Anywhere from 1-8 weeks is the usual time frame. All you need is a loving home and food, all of the veterinary care costs are covered by Lab Rescue!
If you can help out at all, check out their website and fill in your details on the adoption form.
Monday 24th December 8:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday 25th December CLOSED
Wednesday 26th December CLOSED
Monday 31st December 8:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday 1st January CLOSED
Other days normal opening hours.
For our valued existing clients;
You may be able to contact Lisa Roberts on 0447 387 838 for an afterhours emergency. If you cannot reach Lisa, contact the Animal Emergency Centre at Underwood on 3423 1888.
The team at WVS are excited to announce that we're now on Facebook. Jump on board and 'like' our page - be kept up to date with interesting cases and most importnantly cute pictures.
Cats are the sleepiest of all mammals. They spend 16 hours of each day sleeping. With that in mind, a seven year old cat has only been awake for two years of its life!
Tag us in a cute picture of your cat sleeping on Facebook.
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Merry Christmas from all the team at Windaroo Vet Surgery,
The tick season is well and truly in full swing! If your pet shows any signs of tick paralysis, even if you have removed the tick, seek immediate veterinary attention.
Signs to look for include:
If these signs occur after hours, it is urgent, please call the surgery on 3804 1888 and you can transfer to Lisa Roberts’ mobile. Alternatively call the Animal Emergency Centre at Underwood on 3423 1888.
Don’t wait until you pet has the signs, come in now to seek advice from our friendly staff, to prevent tick paralysis.
Buddy says thank-you to Willow!
Natalie brought Buddy into Windaroo Vet Surgery covered in blood! He had been attacked by two dogs on his morning walk, and had bite wounds around the neck.
He had lost so much blood! Lisa Richards organised a blood transfusion. Lisa Roberts’ dog ‘Willow’ who weighs a massive 55kg was brought into the surgery and donated ½ a litre of her blood which was slowly infused into Buddy. Although dogs do have different blood groups, it is generally safe to transfer blood once from a healthy donor without cross-matching to check blood types.
A turtle came into the surgery with fishing line hanging from the mouth. Lisa Roberts tried to remove the hook with no success. She took xrays, to see if the hook was just inside the mouth, and easily removed, or if the hook was swallowed and down the neck. The hook was definitely swallowed, and she came to the conclusion that the turtle will not survive. However, Laura Coughran, Windaroo Vet Surgery’s new vet, refused to give up. She drove the turtle down to Currumbin Wildlife Hospital where together they removed the hook under general anaesthesia! The turtle was successfully released back into the wild.
Now Windaroo Vet Surgery has three regular veterinarians! Dr. Lisa Roberts, Dr. Lisa Richards and Dr. Laura Coughran. If you have a preference to see anyone in particular, please mention this on booking your appointment.
Did you know, we have regular visits from Dr. Geoff Robins, who is a specialist orthopedic surgeon? Windaroo Veterinary Surgery is fortunate to receive his services for advanced orthopedic procedures including TTO procedure for ruptured cruciate ligament repair in large breed dogs.
From all the team at Windaroo Vet Surgery,
Laura Coughran - BVSc
Laura is a Veterinarian and as you can see she has an interest in cold blooded and slippery critters. She will be working at WVS 2 days a week so when booking an appointment for reptiles please enquire which days Laura is working! Laura also has an interest in Birds and other exotic animals.
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Just a reminder, young puppies are at high risk from Parvovirus disease. We can admister simple, painless vaccinations to avoid seeing your new puppy ill.
At WVS we have a simple protocol:
The first vaccine given at 6 weeks is C3, and
Second vaccine at 10-12 weeks is C5.
Worming tablets should be given every 2 weeks until 12 weeks of age.
From all the team at Windaroo Vet Surgery, have a safe Easter Break.