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Joey’s Pet of the Week – Great Grapes! Max’s Mischief

By Scott Lackenby | Dated September 25, 2014

* Tick shown bigger than actual size!

* Tick shown bigger than actual size!

Helloooo!! How exciting is it that we have 500 likes on Facebook?!? I’m pretty sure at least 490 of those likes are because of my amazing Pet of the Week stories…. Thank you to you all for liking, reading and sharing what we do on here. It makes us feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside!!

Well it’s been a busy week for us. School holidays is always a busy time here at GVH. There are lots of boarding kitty cats, which means I’m extra busy. We have also had a heap of tick cases in, which makes everyone busy. I know I say this a lot, but I hate tick season. And not just because it means I have to have a Frontline spray every 3weeks. They are just such nasty little critters who make my furry friends so terribly sick. PLEASE, if you haven’t already started your tick prevention, be sure to start now! A few of my humans are also on holidays. Dr Helen Burns has taken some time off to spend with her kids for the school holidays and Nurse Laura is having a delightful time relaxing in Bali. Nurse Laura has been sharing some pretty amazing pics on social media, which makes me a little jealous that I’m stuck at a Pymble vet hospital. Lucky I love my job and my humans, otherwise I’d go on holidays too! I almost had a not to nice holiday on Friday night. You know how I love to go next door to visit my friends at SNAP Printing? Well, they didn’t realise that I was snoozing in the office and the locked up and went home without me!! Dr Scott and Nurse Amy had to call my friend Cheryl so they could get the alarm code to bust me out! Cheryl will now be checking for me before she locks up!!

This weekend Nurse Hollie has her Hen’s party and I’m a little upset because she didn’t invite me. I’m not sure what a Hen’s party is, but I love chicken, so I’m sure I would love a party about Hens. Hopefully someone will bring me back some cake or something tasty seeings how I didn’t get any of Nurse Nicole’s birthday cake yesterday. Apparently cake isn’t on my diet. Stupid diet!!

My star this week is the cheeky Max, an almost 2year old Boxer cross. Max came in to see Dr Scott Lackenby after his humans were pretty sure he had eaten around 1/2 kg of grapes. Now, as some of you know, grapes are toxic to dogs. They cause sudden and irreversible kidney damage, which can be fatal. The problem was, Max’s humans weren’t sure how many grapes he had eaten or when he ate them as the grapes were left out overnight and Max helped himself! Dr Scott decided we had better make Max vomit to see if we could get him to cough up any of the grapes and also took some blood to test his kidney parameters. Max had a HUGE vomit that had a good amount of grapes in it and luckily his blood test was normal. Max will be back in today to recheck his bloods, and if they are ok, Max should be out of the woods. It’s not just grapes you need to keep out of reach of us, but also sultanas and raisons. If like Max, your cheeky furry friend eats any of these, be sure to call us or bring them in straight away. The sooner they cough them up the better!!

Well, I had better go. There’s boarders I need to play with! Have a great weekend and I will see you all next week. Meows for now, love Joey xoxo

Written by Scott Lackenby

Scott joined the team at Gordon Vets in 1999, where he was immediately impressed with the high standard of customer service. Scott is very popular amongst clients for his kind hearted approach to pet care and his great sense of humour. His particular areas of interest are endocrinology and dermatology.

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08:15 27 Nov 19
Exceptional veterinary hospital. I have been taking my dog here for many years and although I now live in the Eastern Suburbs, I still drive across town to see the Vets at Gordon. The staff are highly skilled, compassionate, friendly and helpful. My 9 year old dog has had 2 knee operations (1 on each knee!) and the outcome of these surgeries far exceeded my expectations. I have been incredibly impressed with the care provided during all of our visits. I would highly recommend Gordon Vet Hospital.
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23:22 21 Oct 19
Very friendly staff. Wonderful care for all our animals A++
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06:36 21 Oct 19
Fantastic and friendly staff who you can tell really care about your pet. Their follow up service is also very reassuring. I also board my cat with Gordon Vet and I feel very comfortable to know he's in safe and caring hands. I'm so glad I found this clinic.
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We took our dog there and Dr. David take care of his skin issues. he was so caring and professional.
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06:37 02 Sep 19
Compassionate, caring and highly skilled veterinary surgeons who treat their patients and owners with respect. The nursing and administration staff are efficient and remember their patients by name which is a lovely touch. A lovely vet practice which despite our Golden Retriever Finn’s complex medical history, is always welcoming to him and he never displays any signs of anxiety when attending. Dr Helen is lovely and a firm favourite of ours!
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We found a stray, agitated dog in front of our house last night. We phoned but got no help from the Council ranger who gave two options: tie him up in front yard overnight or "let him loose, he'll find his own way home" :( So we phoned Gordon Vet: they stayed open a few minutes so we could run him up and he could have a bed and dinner. Thank you Gordon Vet Hospital, hope he gets home soon!!! :)
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Good competant vet. Did what I needed. Staff friendly. Cat's well.
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Absolutely love the service here. I switched from other Vets to this Vet as the staff here are quite attentive and really care about your furry baby! I have basically seen most of the Dr's here and all of them so far have been fantastic, friendly and fun to speak with! Easy to locate and enough parking available! 5 Stars indeed!
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