Unlucky Gall Bladder Problem


“Lucky” an 11 year old Maltese terrier was referred from another clinic for abdominal ultrasound due to ongoing abdominal pain, vomiting and dehydration. His blood results pointed to liver disease; which in aged dogs can…

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Rehabilitation with Hydrotherapy


At Erina Heights Veterinary Hospital, we aim to provide a holistic approach to your pet’s care, such as with the provision of our rehabilitation and hydrotherapy services. We also continue to get many referrals from…

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Does Your Dog Have Difficulty Breathing?


   Have you ever wondered what can be done to help those squishy face dogs like British Bulldogs, Boxers, Pugs and French Bulldogs (also known as brachycephalic breeds), to breathe that little bit easier? Due…

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“Ned” Finally Gets a Clear View Of The World!


18 month old “Ned” presented with a squinty and weepy right eye. Examination revealed a 4mm long wood splinter embedded within the cornea (the glassy front of the eye). As the splinter was deep with…

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Cycad or Sago ‘Palm’ Toxicity


Three cycad species are popular ornamental plants and grow well in this area, with the Sago most common, though it is not really a palm. Toxic effects are seen in the central nervous system, liver,…

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Turtle Surgery…@ EHVH


We see many local fauna cases with vehicle injuries including turtles with shell cracks, essentially like a broken bone. The pieces need to be adjacent to each other and immobilized for healing to occur. Dr…

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Internal Fixation of the Radius


                       “Mithras” is a large 8 years old crossbreed rescue dog, who recently fractured his left front leg (radius and ulna) after escaping from the yard and getting hit by a car. He…

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Dettol Causes Blistered Tongue


Picasso is a three years old cat presented to us a day after being seen to lick diluted “Dettol” from the floor. She was slobbering and off her food. Examination of her mouth was difficult…

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Cockatoo Shot with Slug Gun


One of the treasured Wildlife ARC carers recently presented an adult cockatoo unable to fly as found on the ground. It had some swelling around its right shoulder joint but no fractures were palpated, and…

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Toxic Plant Identified by Erina Heights Vets


‘World first recorded’ – Erina Heights Vet Hospital identified the toxicity of this plant in a dog. The moth plant (‘false choko’) has been infrequently recorded as being toxic to poultry and cattle; but this…

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