By Sam Lackenby | Dated September 6, 2017 | 0 Comments
A Sulphur-crested Cockatoo was bought into the hospital recently by a concerned member of the public. This was not your average sulphur. He could say hello, liked sitting on peoples […]
By David Loneragan | Dated September 13, 2017
Hulk recently visited the Hospital and underwent a small procedure. Weighing in at over 80kg, it took two nurses to support his head while Dr Scott intubated him and 6 people to lift him onto the surgery table! We didn’t even have a cage large enough to settle him in, so he had to have his own room!
Saint Bernard’s have been recorded reaching weights of up to 110kg. This breed originates from the Swiss and Italian Alps, and actually got its name from the beautiful Great Saint Bernard Pass in the Alpine landscapes of the Aosta Valley.
St. Bernard’s were bred for alpine rescue missions to recover lost mountaineers who had become buried by avalanches or lost in the snow. They are well suited to this because of their uncanny sense of smell and direction and their resilience to the cold.