Posts Tagged ‘intoxications’

C.S.I Billinudgel: Russell, a 1080 Survivor

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

In one sense, Russell is a very lucky boy. So far, in 6 years, he has survived a blow from a car, several venomous snakebites, obstruction on bladder stones, and secretly snacking on rat poison. If… Read more

When the Oxidant is Onion, and Effect is Anaemia

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

The humble onion has always seemed the most unlikely of toxins but, it’s true, they can kill  both dog and cat.   Yet many pet owners have long fed onion-bearing leftovers to dogs with no apparent… Read more

Lily toxicity in cats: clarification

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Recently a client threw me a question that had me stumped, and curious.  Are all members of the lily family toxic to cats? Online message boards had the answer in minutes. If you’re a cat… Read more

Tummy Troubles? What to do…

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

Given the secret lives of pets, and their propensity to vacuum up and swallow anything, digestible or inedible, natural or man-made, palatable or not, it’s not unusual for vets to see pets off-colour… Read more

Tick prevention: cost versus benefit

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Desperate in our search for status on a global stage, we Australians love punching above our weight in sport, and take pride in our lethal fauna. Snakes, sharks and crocodiles are the obvious ones… Read more

Bad Timing: Vet misadventures at Xmas

Friday, December 25th, 2009

Like the tragedy of grandpa throwing a clot while carving the turkey, pets suffer their fair share of Christmas holiday misadventures. Don’t be shy about calling the afterhours vet; half the time… Read more