Supporting Local Heroes

Here at Canberra Veterinary Hospital we are very proud to give back to our local community groups that assist in the care and welfare of animals.

On a visit to the hospital you would have seen our three charity jars located in the reception area.  These are filled with novelty animal tokens, which have been placed in there by you, a caring animal owner, who also appreciates all the hard work these charities do.

Every month we allocate these donations to the charities that you have voted for. 

For the month of March we are happy to say that $275.50 went to ACT Wildlife, $165.30 to Greyhound Rescue and $110.20 to ARF (ACT Rescue and Foster).

So a huge thank you to our caring clients, as your decision helps these charities make their work just that bit easier.


Annual Easter Bunny alert

As the Easter Bunny gears up to make his deliveries, it is our job to remind you keep ALL chocolate out of paw’s reach.

Our canine friends are specifically designed to seek out any morsel of chocolate – big or small, wrapped or unwrapped!

The problem is, chocolate contains a derivative of caffeine called theobromine and dogs have trouble digesting this ingredient.

Scarily, theobromine ingestion can be fatal in some dogs.

 

Watch out for:

  • Hyperactivity
  • Tremors, panting and a racing heart
  • Vomiting and diarrhoea
  • Seizures

As a general rule, the darker the chocolate, the more toxic it is – but if your dog finds your Easter egg stash, it’s best to call us immediately on 6241 3333 as ANY amount of ANY type of chocolate (white and milk included) can cause a problem.

In most cases, if we are able to make your dog vomit we can prevent any nasty follow on effects. 

Don’t forget: sultanas and raisins can cause acute kidney failure in dogs so you’ll also need to keep hot cross buns off their menu this Easter. 

If you are worried about your pet this Easter you should ask us for advice.