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Just a reminder if your dog has NOT had the leptospirosis vaccine. We will have recommended this to ALL of our existing clients. We just have to boost each year.Leptospirosis update 06/08/2020

Sadly, there has been another confirmed case of Leptospirosis this week in a dog living in Newtown. The dog was not vaccinated against Leptospirosis and sadly had to be euthanised due to severe kidney failure. We are currently still investigating which strain (serovar) has been the cause. This is the first case of Leptospirosis this year and the first case reported in Newtown. Last year we saw 8 cases from May to November and these were from Surry Hills, Darlinghurst, Glebe and Redfern.

Importantly, we have not seen any infected dogs which have been vaccinated against Leptospirosis. Therefore, please vaccinate your dog against Leptospirosis if you live within a 3km radius of Surry Hills, in Newtown or its immediately surrounding suburbs or if your dog is in contact with rats. A vaccine has to be given twice 2-4 weeks apart and yearly thereafter to ensure protection.

What is Leptospirosis?
Leptospirosis is a potentially fatal bacterial infection that can cause acute kidney failure and liver disease in dogs. Dogs become infected by contact with urine from rats or indirectly via contaminated water or soil. They can also become infected by hunting and eating rats. Prevention of leptospirosis is achieved by limiting contact to sources of infection and vaccination. Until recently clinical leptospirosis has only rarely been reported in Sydney. Therefore, historically, dogs have not been routinely vaccinated against this disease. Clinical signs can initially be very vague such as lethargy, vomiting and diarrhea. Importantly, leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease which means that humans can get infected as well, for example through contact with rat urine or urine of infected dogs, through skin wounds or through the mucus membranes (eg in the mouth).
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Confirmed LEPTOSPIROSIS case in Newtown: University of Sydney has confirmed that they have euthanised a dog critically ill with leptospirosis. Just a timely reminder to make sure you keep your dogs up to date with this vaccine. Call us if you aren't sure 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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Just saw this timely post on the Maggie’s Rescue page reminding us that it’s Fresh Breath Day!!
We have great offers for dental month (all of August) so feel free to book your little ones for a check.
Feel free to donate to Maggie’s too as they often look after pets with severe dental problems and make it their priority to ensure they are pain-free until they are adopted.Today is Fresh Breath Day, which is typically for hoomans, however we shouldn't forget about our furbabies breath either (Which is actually sometimes hard NOT to notice, as demonstrated in the image above 🥴).
Take this as an opportunity to reflect on your pets dental hygiene.
Check when and how often they get a good brush, that they have a nutritious, well-balanced diet and maybe even think about an annual assessment from your local vet!
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