Dogs

This page is dedicated to dogs……..our best friends. “Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” ― Roger A. Caras. If you have a specific topic you would like discussed, please email us and we would be happy to oblige.

Waggie – A Tumour In A Boxer

Waggie – A Tumour In A Boxer

Name: Waggie
Species: Canine
Breed: Boxer
Gender: Female Speyed
Age: 9yrs
Weight: 27.0 kgs

History: Waggie was initially presented at Wilston Vet Surgery with lameness and a head tilt, however during examination Dr Meredith Brothers was also told that she had a lump on her leg. After examining and treating the initial health concerns, more attention was paid to this mysterious lump that Waggle had. It was about 2cm in diameter and was located on the outside of her right carpus (lower leg).

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Dusty- Double Trouble!

Dusty- Double Trouble!

Name: Dusty
Species: Canine
Breed: Beagle
Sex: Female spey
Age: 9y 2m
Weight: 18.2kg

History: This is a tale of a patient who presented for one procedure and ended up having another! Dusty is a lovely Beagle who first presented to Dr Kate with a very sore back leg after running around outside one night. Dr Kate prescribed anti-inflammatory pain medication and strict rest for 5 days. Dusty’s lameness improved initially with treatment, but recurred, so Dr Kate recommended x-rays of the leg under anaesthesia.

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Stella- The Wonder Dog Walks Again

Stella- The Wonder Dog Walks Again

Name: Stella
Species: Canine
Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Sex: Female – Speyed
Age: 10y 2m
Current Weight: 18.1kgs

History: Stella has been a patient at Wilston Vet since she was a wee puppy! Watching her grow up from a 9wk old puppy into the active and affectionate 10yr old dog she is today has been a wonderful journey. Recently, Stella became lame on her right hind leg. Given her age and very active nature, Dr Kate suspected that she had some arthritis or an acute soft tissue injury (such as a muscle or ligament tear or strain). Stella was started on anti-inflammatory and pain relief medication. However, her lameness persisted so Dr Kate decided to perform x-rays and manipulations of her leg under anaesthesia.

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Kirra the Staffy Cross- The Treat That Nearly Killed Her

Kirra the Staffy Cross- The Treat That Nearly Killed Her

Name: Kirra
Species: Canine
Breed: Cross breed
Sex: Female – Speyed
Age: 3yrs
Current Weight: 23kgs

History: Kirra was presented to Wilston Vet Surgery because she was very lethargic and hadn’t eaten in 3 days. She had also been vomiting for 48 hours on and off. Kirra had been taken to the Pet ER, the emergency after-hours center, a week prior as she had been drooling excessively.

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Assistance Dogs (ASDOGSNQ)

The Association of Assistance Dogs is a non profit organisation operated by a dedicated team of volunteers who provide Assistance dogs to assist children and individuals with disabilities to achieve greater independence. Wilston Vet provides veterinary services to assistance dogs in our local area completely free of charge.

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Car Sick Canines

Canine motion sickness is the leading reason pet owners are not able to take their dogs on day trips or holidays. We encourage you to talk to us about managing travel with your dog. One in four dogs will suffer from vomiting caused by motion sickness. It can prevent your whole family from taking a trip, causing you to miss out on adventures together.

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Calling all porky pets – Petfit Program

Wilston Vet has launched a “PetFit” program in conjunction with Hills Pet Foods to encourage pet owners to slim down their tubby feline and canine companions.

We are running a competition to find the “Pet Slimmer of the Year” who will win $2000 worth of travel vouchers (for their owners) and one year’s supply of Hills Pet Food. You just need to register your Porky Pet with our nurse Kelly, who will guide you through a nutrition and exercise regime to shed your pet’s excess kilos.

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Bella the Labbie- A Life Threatening Infection

Bella the Labbie- A Life Threatening Infection

Name: Bella
Breed: Golden Labrador
Age: 6years, 8 months
Female: Not desexed.

History: Bella presented to Wilston Vet with an unusual history. Her owners had removed a tick about 4 weeks prior, but in the few days leading up to her presentation, she had started to limp and appear weak in her hind legs. Bella also had just come of heat. (Female dogs that are not desexed come into heat every 6 months)

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