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Looking for a Vet in Fishermans Bend

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Animal Accident & Emergency is a full service Pet Emergency and Critical Care Centre.   We are open 24/7 and often receive patients from Fishermans Bend.

As a Melbourne Animal Hospital we will care for your pet if they are sick or injured.  Our team includes Specialists in Internal Medicine and Emergency and Critical Care.

There is easy Access from the freeway and plenty of safe parking.  We are not just open after hours, we are a 24 hour vet hospital that specialised in Emergency and Critical Care.

Two great locations:  Essendon Fields and Point Cook.

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New Years is coming

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While the fireworks are often a very nice sight, they cause so much grief to our pets.  The biggest night will be New Year’s Eve.

Please be mindful that your pets are safe and secure if you go out at night.  If your pet does suffer from anxiety with the fireworks, contact your local vet today for advice.  There are many products including Thudershirts that can be purchased to help.

Our teams at Essendon and Point Cook are Always Open, We Always Care.  If you need then just phone: Essendon 9379 0700; Point Cook 8368 7400

 

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A Very Merry Christmas

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The team at Animal Accident & Emergency wish you and your special pets a very merry and safe Christmas and New Year.

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WOMO Special Offer

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Mention you found us at WOMO and receive $25.00 off the Consultation fee at either of our 24 hour Pet Emergency Centres:

Essendon Fields

Essendon Airport-Main Terminal, 72 Hargrave Avenue, Essendon Fields (03) 9379 0700

Point Cook

‘Exit 16’ Princes Fwy, 6 Wallace Avenue, Point Cook (03) 8368 7400

For more information about our services visit: www.animalemergency.com.au

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Hot Weather Warning

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The temperature today is likely to reach 35 degrees C or higher. The sun is a fantastic welcome to us in Melbourne but we do see heat related disease at our 24 Hour Pet Emergency Hospitals / Animal Hospitals. Here are some very simple tips:

• Avoid exercising when the temperature is high
• Make sure your pets have plenty of shade
• Make sure there is ample water that your pet cannot tip over
• Only exercise your pet in this weather if they are fit and active
• Kiddies pools can work well to help your pets keep cool
• Hosing your pets can keep them cool
• Freezing there food or ice cubes in water as a treat

Heat stress is a serious disease and we treat pets for it with each heat wave. Some pets are more prone to heat stress:

• Dogs with short noses – pugs, bulldogs, staffys etc.
• Dogs with chronic problems – arthritis, kidney disease, overweight, diabetes, are just some examples.
• Fire works on hot nights is a big cause of heat stress

If your pet is suffering heat stress, then we need to see your pet as soon as possible.
• Cool them down with fans and water
• Phone us
• Drive to our emergency centres as safe as possible.

Here is a great article that explains heat stress in more detail:

http://www.pethealthnetwork.com/lifestyle/keep-your-dog-cool-summer-heat-stroke-part-i

http://www.pethealthnetwork.com/lifestyle/keep-your-dog-cool-summer-heat-stroke-part-ii

 

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20 Reasons why we should all have a Dog

20 Reasons You Absolutely Need A Dog In Your Life

 This post is taken from a friends post on Facebook.  Thankyou to whoever put this together.  You deserve a huge credit

1. They empathize With Human Pain

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Goldsmiths College released a study that showed more dogs will approach someone who’s crying or in distress than someone who is not. This shows that dogs are empathetic and are eager to help comfort humans in pain.

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2. They can detect cancer

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Due to their incredible sense of smell, dogs have shown anywhere from 70 to 99% accuracy (depending on the study) when tasked with detecting lung cancer in a nearby patient.

Source: en.wikipedia.org

3. They reduce work stress

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The International Journal of Workplace Health Management has discovered that workers who bring their dog to their office have less stress and are happier with their job, simply because the dog is hanging around.

Source: edition.cnn.com

4. Detect Seizures Before They Happen

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Recent research has shown certain dogs are able to warn seizure patients that they’re going to experience an attack, sometimes hours before it happens. Nobody yet knows how they do it, or why only certain dogs can do it. They also can’t be trained to do it, so if you feel you need a seizure-sniffing dog, you need to make sure you have yourself a natural.

Source: news.nationalgeographic.com

5. Help Babies Stay Healthy By Being Dirty

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A recent study has shown that babies with dogs are actually healthier than those without dogs, reporting fewer coughs, runny noses, and ear infections. The reason, researchers believe, is because dogs will track in dirt, mud, and other germ-infested bits of earth, thereby boosting the child’s immune system.

Source: health.usnews.com

6. Help You Stay In Shape

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A study from the University Of London has determined that kids with dogs are more active, and exercise more often, than kids without dogs. After all, it’s a lot more fun and interesting to go jogging with your dog than alone

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7. Detect Low Blood Sugar

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That sense of smell can do even more; dogs can also detect low blood sugar in their master. They will either alert the person that the sugar has dropped or, if a diabetic attack has already occurred, will bark and bark and bark in an attempt to alert somebody to come help, thus working to save the diabetic’s life.

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8. Help You Stay Away From Allergens

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Food allergies are nothing to sneeze at; luckily, dogs have been shown they can be trained to detect certain allergens. So if you’re allergic to peanut butter, the dog will alert you if it detects anything with the scent of peanut in the room. Same with any other thing that may harm you or a loved one.

Source: articles.chicagotribune.com

9. Help You Be More Social

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The British Medical Journal has concluded that dogs act as “social catalysts,” who help people get out more, approach others more easily, and overall reduce isolation. This is actually more important than the basic companionship that dogs provide, as human social support is more beneficial to human health.

Source: bmj.com

10. Help Veterans Overcome PTSD

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Simply by being themselves, dogs have been shown to help reduce PTSD among soldiers. In addition to providing the usual doggie companionship, they have been shown to help sufferers come out of their shells, be less numb and angry, and improve their social life as well.

Source: smithsonianmag.com

11. Help Prevent Eczema In Kids

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In a surprising twist, it might actually be beneficial to get a dog for your baby, even if they’re allergic. Studies have shown that children under the age of one who live with a dog are much less likely to develop the chronic, and annoying, skin condition called eczema.

Source: healthnews.uc.edu

12. Heal Wounds Simply By Kissing You

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A dog kissing you obviously feels wonderful, but it might actually have physical benefits too. Studies have shown that saliva, both the human and doggie variety, can help stimulate nerves and muscles, and get oxygen moving again, which is the secret ingredient in helping wounds to heal. In short, “licking your wounds” is not just a cliche after all.

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13. Make Their Elderly Owners Go To The Doctor Less

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Almost certainly due to the positive vibes and good feelings that dogs bring out of their masters, even in the worst of times, studies have found that older people who own dogs average at least one less doctor appointment per year than those who do not.

Source: www.nytimes.com

14. Reduce Your Risk Of Heart Problems

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Preliminary studies by the American Heart Association are revealing that dog owners have less risk of heart disease than those without dogs. The reasons given are the exercise that owners get when walking their dogs, plus the presence of the dog helps the owner deal with stress better. The evidence is mostly anecdotal right now, but dog owners know that it’s all true.

Source: well.blogs.nytimes.com

15. Aid With Depression

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Day-to-day depression, or even more serious chronic depression, is easier to handle with the love of a dog, studies show. Simply by having them around, and knowing that even at our worst, somebody loves us unconditionally and is eager to see us happy again, we’re given a reason to get up and keep going.

Source: webmd.com

16. Help College Kids Get Through Finals Week

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Finals Week sucks; just ask any stressed-out college student, or anyone who’s ever been one. Many schools, thankfully, have found a way to help: dogs. Programs that provide therapy dogs to campuses for overworked students to pet, play with, or just plain cuddle with, have proven successful in calming down students and (hopefully) improving their test scores

Source: blogs.anselm.edu

17. Comfort Children With Autism

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Autistic children often find the world very stressful, in ways that the non-autistic can’t understand. Luckily, a dog can. Studies are showing that bringing a therapy dog into an autistic household helps to reduce the amount of cortisol (a stress hormone) in the autistic child’s body. This both calms the child down and shows him that he has a friend.

Source: livescience.com/

18. Help Prevent Bullying

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Bullying has been a huge problem for a long time, and people are finally doing something about it. Dogs, too. Experimental programs have been launched that bring dogs into schools to promote empathy, with the lesson that you shouldn’t treat people badly, because you wouldn’t do it to a dog. Thus far, kids have been able to make the connection, which will hopefully continue to be the case.

Source: theweek.com

19. Help People With Fibromyalgia Stay Warm

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Fibromyalgia is a debilitating disease that can leave its victim in constant pain. Studies have shown that the Xolo dog’s body temperature can be used as a kind of therapeutic heating pad, due to it being a hairless species. Of course, unlike heating pads, a Xolo will bond with you, snuggle with you and keep you warm as long as you need, leading to both external comfort and internal happiness.

Source: pawsforcomfort.com

20. Help People With Dementia Live A Better Life

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Dogs have shown that they can help keep dementia sufferers on schedule, reminding them when its time for medicine and when to see the doctor. In addition, when the owner experiences frustration over the state of their mind, the “dementia dog” is right there to support them, comfort them, and remind them that someone’s always there for them.

Source: huffingtonpost.com

 

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Full Time & Casual Emergency Veterinary Nursing Positions

Animal Accident & Emergency would like to announce that we now have two full time nursing positions and casual positions available.  We are looking for people who are excited by emergency nursing and are looking for a challenge.  These positions would ideally suit an experienced nurse.  Animal Accident & Emergency operates on a 24 hour basis and employment is shift based.  Shifts are scheduled to include night, day and weekend work.  This would be a great opportunity for those looking at completing a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing. Successful applicants will be required to work at both our locations, Point Cook and Essendon Fields.

 

Applications will close on 5th November 2013.  The positions available are for immediate start.  Please send a résumé including a referee list to jobs@animalemergency.com.au .  Attention your application to HealthCare Team Manager and advise which position you are applying for.

 

Please note that this is not a training a position. Applicants must have as a minimum a Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing. All applicants will be contacted after the application close date.

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