For Pets: Emergency call 0407 391 543
If your pet has a life-threatening emergency and requires immediate assistance please call the number above. You are also welcome to drop in to our clinic during opening hours.
For Wildlife Rescue
Wildlife may be brought to the clinic, call us on 8932 9738 and we will advise you.
- ensure the animal actually needs rescuing!
- do not offer wildlife food, especially not cow’s milk!
- move road kill at least 10m off the road
- check dead kangaroo and possum pouches for joeys
Injured Pet First Aid Steps
CALL: First, call us for help using the number above, then:
Response: check if your pet is responding to your call or touch. Be aware animals can respond badly when injured
Airway: if your pet does not respond, carefully check their mouth for blockages and clear it
Breathing: look for chest movement, feel for air from the mouth, listen for breathing sounds. If your pet is not breathing then start EAR
Circulation: after the quick breaths, check for a pulse. This may be difficult depending on the animal. If you feel a pulse but no breathing, continue to provide breath. If you do not feel a pulse, start CPR
Start with a couple of quick breaths through their nose and mouth (appropriate to the size of the pet) and observe to see if their chest rises and falls. If not then adjust the position of their head to ensure airflow and try again. Give 5 breaths every 10 seconds, then check for a pulse for no more than 5 seconds, if a pulse is found, continue breaths at rate of 15 per minute.
CPR – Instructions
If your pet is breathing then don’t worry about checking for a pulse.
To find the pulse, feel around your pet’s neck.
Are there good general instructions for CPR on a pet?
Check breathing and pulse every minute at first, then every two minutes.
If your pet is breathing then check the following.
Check and remove any risk of further danger or injury to yourself or the pet
Treat any bleeding with gentle pressure or bandage
Minimise noise and anxiety for the pet
Minimise handling and stress, do not move the pet unless necessary
Keep children and other pets away from the injured pet!
Do not offer the injured pet food, especially not cow’s milk!
Contact us for advice and treatment as soon as possible!