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Vaccinations in dogs and cats

What do they protect against?
Most of us know how important vaccinations are in pets, but do you know what the vaccines protect against, and when your pet requires its vaccinations?

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Why it is important to have your pet checked annually.

Unfortunately our canine and feline companions can’t tell us when they feel unwell, and they generally try to mask the signs of illness. Because of this, it can sometimes be difficult to identify when there is a problem.

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Do you know about Spirometra tapeworm?

Does your dog or cat like to hunt wildlife, such as reptiles and amphibians? Frogs, geckos and snakes may carry the Spirometra tapeworm, also known as the zipper tapeworm. This tapeworm infects dogs and cats when they eat these hosts.

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Lookout, the snakes are out and about!

Over the past few weeks we have seen a number of dogs who have been bitten by Eastern Brown Snakes and required extensive treatment to save their lives.

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Do you know how heartworm is transmitted?

The transfer process of heartworm begins when a mosquito bites and feeds off an infected dog or cat. This mosquito picks up the juvenile stage of the heartworm in the blood, which are then transmitted to a new host when that mosquito bites an uninfected animal. It then takes approximately 6 months for the heartworm to mature in the blood vessels in the heart, where they can then reproduce and contribute to the environmental problem.

Brave Pet of the Month

Snail bait toxicity

Meet Tilly the Border Collie and Koopa the Minature Fox Terrier cross Chihuahua! Whilst their owners were away at work, this troublesome pair somehow found a bag of slug and snail bait and decided to eat some. The active ingredient in many slug and snail baits is metaldehyde, and unfortunately the additives that make the bait attractive to slugs and snails, is also attractive to some dogs who may eat the bait if they find it.

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Beware! Tick season is coming!

Most people are aware of paralysis ticks and the danger they pose to our pets. The life cycle has multiple stages, including the eggs, larvae, nymphs and adult forms. When a tick attaches to their host, they inject a toxin as they feed which causes paralysis in the host. It generally takes about 4 days of attachment before clinical signs start to show- these signs include difficulty eating and drinking as their ability to swallow is affected, difficulty walking or standing, and changes to their normal breathing rate and pattern.

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NOTICE

Please make sure you include a reason for your appointment. In case of an emergency please call our Reception team

Covid-19 Update

Windaroo Animal Hospital continues to practice social distancing, keeping you and our Team safe.

You have 3 options: We are now allowing ONE client into the Hospital for consultations. If your dog is vaccinated we can have an outdoor consultation in the garden. We can continue to communicate through the window.

Please call on arrival for your appointment. No-one is waiting inside.

We will continue to bring food and medications out to your car, so please phone ahead for convenience.

Thank you for your support.