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Bush Fire Appeal 2020

Bush Fire Appeal 2020

Thank you to everyone who donated generously to support rehabilitation efforts for wildlife affected by the recent bushfires.

We are happy to report that $442.40 was raised by our recent bushfire relief fundraiser – as Wilston Vet will match this dollar-for-dollar, the total amount raised is $884.80.

These funds will go directly to NSW WIRES (Wildlife Information Rescue and Education Services) to provide immediate assistance to cover the costs associated with the rescue and care of animals affected by the devastating fires.

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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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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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RSPCA Cupcake Day 2019

RSPCA Cupcake Day 2019

Well Millie is very happy with her RSPCA Cupcake as are we. Thanks to everyone who came in and donated and ate some cupcakes with us! Thanks also to those who donated on line and a big thank-you to our Wilston Vet chefs. We managed to raise a total of $500 for the RSPCA with our cupcake day. A special thank-you to Dr Karen who was the baker who baked all the pet friendly cupcakes! Millie will agree that they were sensational! Look out for next Cupcake Day in August 2020

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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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Pet Pep

Pet Pep- (Pets and People Education Program) is a voluntary teaching program initiated by the Australian Veterinary Association.  It involves veterinarians and teachers working together to teach primary school students about responsible pet ownership and to enhance their overall understanding of animals.

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Sooki- A Needle Point Shave With Death

Sooki- A  Needle Point Shave With Death

Name: Sooki
Species: Feline
Breed: Ragdoll
Sex: Female – Speyed
Age: 5 months
Current Weight: 2.9kgs

History: Five months into this world and Sooki is already playing havoc.
One recent Sunday evening, Sooki paid a visit to the Pet Emergency at Stafford. Her owners were concerned about a piece of thread that was hanging from her bottom. She had also vomited once and was showing some signs of abdominal pain. An x-ray was taken of her abdomen at the PET ER and what showed up was quite interesting. Sooki had swallowed a sewing needle attached to a long thread of cotton.

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