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Gawler Animal Hospital
76 Adelaide Road
Gawler South
SA 5118

Phone:
08 8522 3500

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It could be worse!

 

There has been a fair bit of media coverage of a ‘new’ strain of parvo-virus affecting Australian dogs and this is something I wrote about in our May newsletter. Following the release of a new research paper, the Australian Veterinary Association sent members a warning about the dangers of this new strain of what is a deadly disease.  The paper had suggested that this was a brand new strain and that our current vaccinations were not protective against the disease. According to the research paper, there were a number of confirmed cases, including two affected dogs in South Australia. 

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Beware the Mouse Plague!

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We’ve been hearing for a few weeks that farmers on the Yorke Peninsula are experiencing a huge increase in numbers of mice and, unfortunately, that mouse plague has now reached us. Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve seen several cases of mouse/rat bait toxicity and we’re expecting that the numbers of affected pets may increase dramatically over the next few weeks and months 

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It’s Arthritis Weather Again!

 

We talk about this every year but it bears repeating and so I’m recycling this article (apologies for lack of originality!). Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve started to see pets showing signs of arthritis again and this comes down to the cold wet weather we’ve had. For dogs and cats, the sad fact is that winter is bad news as it brings along with it the signs of arthritis – stiffness, reduced mobility and pain.  Those of you who suffer from arthritis yourselves will know exactly what I mean as the disease is very similar in both pets and people. We did have one poor Labrador Retriever in last week with no history of arthritis but who could barely walk following a cold, wet night (now much better thanks to treatment, I’m happy to report!).

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New Parvo-virus Strain In South Australia

 

There has been a lot of media coverage, over the last few days, regarding a new strain of Parvo-virus affecting dogs in Australia. Unfortunately, this has also been seen in South Australia with at least two cases being reported in the south of Adelaide. We’ve been inundated with calls from anxious clients and so we thought it might be useful to provide you with the most up-to-date reports on the situation (without the news hype!).

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Accreditation Week

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It’s been a big week at Gawler Animal Hospital. Firstly, we received news from the International Society for Feline Medicine that our application for accreditation had been approved. As such, we are very proud to announce that we are now a fully-fledged ‘Cat Friendly Clinic’!!

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