‘At A Glance (Details Below)’ Essential Facts
Why Do Rabbits Get Injured?
- Fractures which occur inside are usually the result of falls from handling
- Beware also of fights with other rabbits or attacks from other pets
- If a rabbit is injured or killed while outside overnight a fox is the likely culprit- foxes are common in all suburbs of Adelaide
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. Continue reading “Case study: Zeus’ Pyothorax Story”
One month ago Toby came to us for what he may have thought would be his routine annual check up. “Just an unwelcome poke and a jab and I’ll be back on the lounge where I should be.” He was wrong. His story is a common one and illustrates how owners who are diligent can turn ‘just a vaccination’ into a life-saving moment. Continue reading “Case study: Toby’s deadly secret”