❗️Important Read❗️- Leptospirosis
As some of you may be aware, there has been a recent case of Leptospirosis in the Canberra Region.
Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease/infection that is transmitted through contaminated urine, blood, and tissue of infected animals, and stagnant water such as puddles, and/or direct contact with rodents carrying the disease. The Leptospira bacteria enters the body via mucus membranes or open cuts/abrasions.
Leptospirosis can cause kidney failure, liver damage, meningitis and/or respiratory distress in dogs. Additionally, it is a zoonotic disease meaning it can be transmitted from your dog to yourself.
For severe cases in dogs, this disease can be fatal, therefore prevention measures and early treatment is extremely important.
Common clinical symptoms in dogs can include (but are not limited to):
⁃ Vomiting or diarrhoea
⁃ Abdominal pain or tenderness
⁃ No appetite
⁃ Stiffness and/or tenderness
⁃ Jaundice/yellow gums (mucous membranes)
⁃ Difficulty breathing
⁃ Inflammation of the eyes
⁃ Changes in drinking and urination
Leptospirosis can be diagnosed through clinical diagnostics such as blood and urine tests and full examinations. Treatment of the disease includes supportive care and antibiotics.
Other preventative measures:
⁃ Keeping your dog on a lead and not allowing them to drink from puddles
⁃ Maintaining rodent control around your living area
⁃ Maintaining clean living spaces, surfaces, and bedding for your pets
⁃ Avoiding contact with urine, blood, etc
⁃ Washing hands and maintaining good hygiene after handling your pets
⁃ Keeping other pets separated if one of your pets has contracted the disease
If you suspect your dog may have contracted Lepto or if they are experiencing any abnormal symptoms, please contact your vet clinic.
We strongly urge all pet owners to do research and get your dogs vaccinated against the disease as soon as possible.
The initial vaccination can be administered from the first puppy vaccination to any age beyond that with a booster 2-4 weeks following the first dose, and then annually from there. We recommend waiting until at least 2 weeks following the booster shot before taking your pet to high risk areas.
If you have any questions, or would like to make an appointment for the vaccination to be administered to your pet, please contact your local vet clinic.
IMPORTANT: ARH Emergency Department Closure
The Animal Referral Hospital in Pialligo has closed their emergency department effective from the 6 of May to the 30th of June 2022.
If you find yourself in the unfortunate event of an emergency with your pet after hours, please contact CVES Gungahlin.
Welcome to Parkway Veterinary Centre! We are a small animal veterinary clinic located in Kambah ACT, offering a wide range of medical services for your pets.
These services include, but are not limited to, general health consults, routine/elective procedures, diagnostics and imaging, and advanced Orthopaedic, Endoscopic, and Laparoscopic surgery, as well as emergencies and critical care. Find out more about our services here.
Our team of five veterinarians and over ten support staff guarantees that you and your pet get the time and attention you need in all aspects of veterinary medicine. Our team is dedicated to providing you and your pet with high quality, genuine, and enthusiastic patient care, and we pride ourselves on the special relationships we build with you and your pet. We practice gold standard sanitisation and hospital care at all times so that your pet is well looked after while visiting.
We always look forward to a visit from you and your furry friend!
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