Help! My Cat Was Hit By A Car

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Emergency Care

What To Do If A Cat Is Hit By A Car

  1. Do not chase if runs away- follow without adding stress
  2. If severely injured, protect your hands when picking up
  3. Lift injured cats wrapped in a blanket if possible
  4. Take straight to a vet to check for internal injuries

 

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Help! My Rabbit Is Injured

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Essential Facts

Why Do Rabbits Get Injured?

  1. Fractures which occur inside are usually the result of falls from handling
  2. Beware also of fights with other rabbits or attacks from other pets
  3. If a rabbit is injured or killed while outside overnight a fox is the likely culprit- foxes are common in all suburbs of Adelaide

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Case study: Zeus’ Pyothorax Story

Zeus is a 12-year old dog who up to recently has been well apart from his arthritis. A month ago, Zeus stopped eating and became rapidly unwell with what appeared to be frequent gagging and vomiting. When we examined him it was clear that there was something very wrong with his chest and in addition he had a high fever and was dehydrated. It was considered likely that he was coughing due to a severe chest infection (oddly enough coughing in dogs often looks like vomiting). Therefore, we admitted him into our hospital for chest radiographs (xrays), sent off blood samples and started him on intravenous fluids. Read more