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Gawler Animal Hospital
76 Adelaide Road
Gawler South
SA 5118

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08 8522 3500

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Fleas and the Bubonic Plague!

 

I recently read an article describing the devastation and terror caused by the ‘Black Death’ (Bubonic Plague) which killed over half of the population of my native Edinburgh in the mid 1300’s. Far more alarming was the fact that the same disease killed between 75 and 200 million people in Europe over a 4-year period! In fact, it took over three centuries for the European population to recover to pre-plague levels. Now, although bubonic plague still exists in isolated outbreaks, its effect is a lot less severe. Modern medicine has seen to that (so far, at least). 

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The Joy of Reunion with your Pet

 

In discussion with our staff, recently, a comment came up from one of the nurses that really intrigued me. She said that what gave her real joy and satisfaction in her job was seeing the relief and pleasure on the face of an owner on being reunited with a pet after a stay in hospital. She went on to mention that it didn’t seem to matter if this stay was a routine (for us) ‘day surgery’ or a prolonged period of sickness – there was an obvious delight in either case. 

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Is Your Dog Fully Vaccinated?

 

Every year at about this time, we start to hear tales of parvovirus raising its ugly head in the South Australian dog population. This disease has been around since the late 1960’s when it appeared worldwide. It’s been killing dogs ever since. Luckily, we now have very effective vaccines which 

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The Ten Commandments of Grass Seed Season in Pets

Over the last few days, I’ve come back from my morning run with the dogs and the evidence is clear on my shoes – it’s grass seed season again! Although those wheaten-coloured paddocks may look lovely and can be great fun for our dogs to run around in, they hold a hidden menace for both dogs and cats – grass seeds by the million! This means we’re about to get really busy at work, as grass seeds are an absolute plague for the local dog and cat population. I’d like to give you a few pointers to help minimise the problem this year so here goes!

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