Help! My Dog Has Diarrhoea

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‘At A Glance (Details Below)’ Emergency Care

When To See The Vet For Diarrhoea

It’s especially important to see a vet straight away for:

  • Puppies, old dogs or those without up-to-date vaccination
  • Vomiting, not eating or other signs of illness
  • Blood in the stool, excessive diarrhoea or possible poisoning
  • Dry, tacky gums or any other sign of dehydration

 

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K5 Rabbit Calicivirus

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UPDATE JULY 2017:   There is more evidence that the current Cylap vaccine is effective. A further study (reference below) has demonstrated 100% protection in a small group of rabbits experimentally exposed to K5 virus.

In early March 2017, the new K5 strain of calicivirus is planned to be released at 600 sites across Australia and 45 in South Australia. Here’s what pet rabbit owners need to know. Continue reading “K5 Rabbit Calicivirus”

Update On The Rabbit Calicivirus Outbreak

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Update 2017: What rabbit owners need to know about the planned release of the K5 calicivirus strain

To those who love rabbits it’s been a tough week.

One week ago we were notified that the new strain of Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus called RHDV2 had reached South Australia and was causing deaths around Adelaide.

We posted an alert on our Facebook page, and only then did the true horror of what was happening become clear. Continue reading “Update On The Rabbit Calicivirus Outbreak”

What do pet vaccines actually do?

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We’re so busy we often don’t talk enough about the vaccines we give your pet. Which leaves many of you wonderful people in the dark as to exactly what we are up to. Your trust is greatly appreciated.

  1. This week I’ll tell you about the diseases of dogs, cats, rabbits and ferrets that we use vaccines to prevent.
  2. Next week I’ll cover titre testing, vaccine reactions and vaccinating safely.
  3. In the third week I’ll tell you about the changes to vaccination schedules for your pet.
  4. Finally (phew), I’ll discuss which vaccines pets need every year, every two years or three years.

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Help! My Cat Has Cat Flu

‘At A Glance (Details Below)’ Essential Facts

What Is Cat Flu?

  1. Cat flu is an infection with either a feline herpesvirus or calicivirus
  2. Cat flu causes severe infection of the eyes, mouth and respiratory tract
  3. Many infected cats have persistent infection or lifelong problems
  4. Calicivirus can also cause arthritis and gingivitis. Herpesvirus can cause eye damage, stillbirths & abortions

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