Remember when you were a kid and absolutely loved going to Grandma’s because she’d keep a secret stash of sweet treats? 🍫🧁🍬 Well Ivy found Grandma’s stash of Teddy Bear biscuits, licked all the chocolate off and left the soggy, naked Teddy Bears as evidence. Weighing in at only 2kg, we weren’t sure how/if the dark chocolate would affect Ivy so this little #yorkshireterrier was rushed down to us to induce vomiting. Pictured is Ivy suddenly regretting all of her bad life choices 🤢 The cocoa used to make chocolate contains theobromine which is very slowly metabolised by dogs allowing it to build to toxic levels and the higher the cocoa percentage, the more potent (thus making dark chocolate more ‘dangerous’ than milk chocolate). Chocolate toxicity can cause tremors, seizures, heart attacks and death.
Lunch with an audience 🐶
Mr Meowy’s owner adopted him after he ‘retired’ from his very prestigious role as Chief Mouse Catcher 🐁 on a far away farm. He came to visit us after his owner noticed he was a bit off his food. Mr Meowy was admitted for IVFT , bloods and a butt load of TLC. Here he is having a top up of subcutaneous fluids to make sure he continues to be on his A game 💪🏻 #waxonwaxoff
That awkward moment when you need to accept that Christmas is over...😫🎄🎅🏻
REMINDER: We will close at 5pm on Monday 24th December (Christmas Eve) and re-open 8am Thursday 27th December. Please make sure you call ahead to order any food or medications by 10am Friday 21st December. If your pet has a veterinary emergency whilst we are closed, please contact Advanced Vet Care in Kensington on 9092400.
Snug as a bug in rug ❤️ Bob hating every minute of his V.I.P. treatment yesterday 👑 Sometimes the Vet can be a very scary place for pets so wherever we can, we try to make your furry friend as content as possible. This may be as simple as an extra blankie or in Bob’s case, out where the action is and swadled like a baby until his gentle little snores can be heard from the break room 💕The hardest part for Bob? Convincing him to go home when mum came to collect him 🤣
It’s gonna be a hot one today in #melbourne ☀️🥵🔥 Please make sure your pets have access to a cool rest area and have plenty of water available. Avoid walking your dog in the heat as one of the most common injuries we see in summer is paw pad burns from walking on hot asphalt and all #brachycephalic breeds should avoid any form of exercise today! Signs of #heatstroke include lethargy and listlessness, shortness of breath, rapid panting and whining, clumsy movement (as if they are drunk) and cats move more slowly and drink excessive water. Remember, pets have a different cooling mechanism than us so lying on cool tiles, wet towels or wetting their feet and ears/standing in shallow water to cool their feet are the more effective ways to cool an overheating pet. Stay cool 😎✌🏻❄️
At this time of year, we tend to see a spike in Christmas themed illness. Whether it be pancreatitis from indulging on the Christmas ham or major abdominal surgery to retrieve that missing string of tinsel. Everyone deserves to have a safe and happy festive season, including our pets 🐶🐱 This list is by no means extensive, so we advise owners to be extra vigilant and call us if you have any concerns or questions. 🎄🎅🏻 🎁 🍇🍑🥑🍖🥂🍫🍨🍺🎊
And they called it puppy love 💕 Nothing beats those post surgery snuggles to let them know everything is ok 🐶
Nurse Chien reporting for duty 🐶👩🏻⚕️❤️ Anyone that visits our clinic will have met @chienthebordeaux . She is an integral and valued part of our team. Her interests include scoping the breakroom for snacks, butt scratches and welcoming her four legged friends at reception 🤓
We get ridiculously excited when we have a visit from a breed we don’t see all that often. Today we met Charlie and Hugo the #italiangreyhounds who were equal parts excited and confused by their bigger ‘cousin’, Betty the #greyhound . Same, same but different.
❤️Patient of the Week❤️ Meet Wylie 🐶 Would you just look at that faaaaaace! 😍 Wylie visited us last week for his desexing procedure and was an absolute gem 💎
We will be closed on Tuesday 6th November and will reopen at 8am Wednesday 7th November. If your pet requires emergency veterinary treatment please contact @advancedvetcareaus in Kensington on 9092 0400 or @arhvets in Essendon Fields on 9379 0700
Find someone that looks at you the way these guys look at birthday cake...😍 🐶Jake and Rocky🐶
❤️Patient of the Week❤️ Meet Elmo. We are always impressed when our patients like to put in that little bit of extra effort when they come to visit us and Elmo wasn’t going to leave the house without his most favourite and lucky tie! Now Elmo has a winning smile to match his winning style 👌🏻#winnersaregrinners #fullwindsor #catdental #persiancat