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Accidental Poisoning... Minutes From Death!

Accidental Poisoning... Minutes From Death!

Have you ever stored a poison in a recycled water bottle? You might never do so again, after you read this – I know we won’t.

Good friend and life-long ‘ferret rescuer’ Sue O’Keefe was minutes away from becoming a widow yesterday… the culprit? A plastic water bottle…more precisely the substance in it.

Apparently Sue’s husband Mick was feeling a bit thirsty after feeding breakfast to the couple’s pack of rescue ferrets and grabbed what he thought was his re-purposed Gatorade bottle and took a big swig from it.

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Warning: Pets At Risk From Mother's Day Flowers And Chocolate!

Warning: Pets At Risk From Mother's Day Flowers And Chocolate!

With Mother’s Day just around the corner (Sunday 10 May), the experts at Bayer Animal Health asked us to help spread the word to Aussie mums re the dangers that common gifts like flowers and chocolate pose to family pets.

Lilies in particular are a popular choice as cut flowers in bouquets and arrangements, but unfortunately, they're extremely toxic to cats in particular.

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GP’s want to prescribe a new treatment for patients…a pet!

GP’s want to prescribe a new treatment for patients…a pet!

Don’t you just love surveys? Hot off the press from the USA comes this one which polled 1,000 physicians and found a whopping 97% of doctors “believe that pets provide health benefits to their human owners.” 

Really? The medical fraternity’s finally caught on to what those of us in the Veterinary profession have known instinctively and experienced personally for eons…pets are good for us! (It’s ok if there’s a small smile creeping across your face at the moment).

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Invisible Fumes... What's Coming Off YOUR Candle?

Invisible Fumes... What's Coming Off YOUR Candle?

Hands up those who ask their kids what they really want for their Birthday? (Especially your grown up kids)!

Our daughter’s wish list this week included ‘scented soy candles’ because they “wouldn’t set off her asthma”. 

Excellent! A double whammy. A fun gift which would also be healthy for her and her cat Smokey.

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Heatwave Tips For Pets

Heatwave Tips For Pets

Despite the rain in some areas, summer in Australia is ALWAYS hot... so here's a few tips to remind all pet owners.

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