Rare disease spread via rat urine kills seven dogs and leaves dozens of Australians ill

Rare disease spread via rat urine kills seven dogs and leaves dozens of Australians ill

Seven dogs have died in Sydney from a disease that can kill pets in 48 hours, is transmitted by rat urine and has emerged in New South Wales for the first time, possibly owing to construction “stirring up” rodent populations .

How to detect heat stroke

How to detect heat stroke

- Poisonous compounds (strychnine, slug and snail bait) can lead to seizures, which can cause an abnormal increase in body temperature. Hope you enjoyed our pet story. Zorawar and Vir with (from left to right) Polo, Max, and Bill, the pony.

Burying pet rabbits in gardens could spread deadly virus, vets warn

Burying pet rabbits in gardens could spread deadly virus, vets warn

If people cannot afford to take their pet to the vet to establish the cause of death, they are advised either to have the rabbit properly cremated or, if they choose a garden burial, to carefully wrap their pet in plastic first to reduce the risk of the virus spreading.

Dog WARNING: Deadly lungworm spreading through UK

Dog WARNING: Deadly lungworm spreading through UK

It took several months for Coco to get back to full active health (Image: Vets4Pets)“Coco’s case just goes to show how easy it can be for dogs to contract the lungworm parasite and how important preventative treatments are,” Stephen continues.

Clive the dog is a medical hero as he warns owner when to take medication

Clive the dog is a medical hero as he warns owner when to take medication

However, after a chance talk with a doctor at dog show Crufts, 31-year-old Michelle made the incredible discovery Clive was actually trying to signal to her to take her medication by detecting a scent from her mouth.

How to check for signs of leishmaniasis in your dog

How to check for signs of leishmaniasis in your dog

‘By being safe, we advise moving the dog to a country of similar disease status or at the very least, check the animal’s health status before you bring him or her over (and test for these so-called non-endemic disases) so that you know what you’re dealing with.’.

'Sentencing their dog to death': how the anti-vax movement spread to pets

'Sentencing their dog to death': how the anti-vax movement spread to pets

“Most of the time people are OK, they’re not staunchly against it once you tell them the science and the statistics [but] we have had people walk out in hysteria, saying that there is absolutely no way their dog is getting [vaccinated] because they believe it causes auto-immune diseases or, specifically, autism.”.

Tropical disease which can be caught by humans kills first pet in the UK

Tropical disease which can be caught by humans kills first pet in the UK

Vets warn more pets being imported is likely to increase infection rates (Picture: Getty)Earlier this year an English Pointer who never left Essex developed leishmaniasis, with vets believing his owners could have brought sand flies back from spain in their luggage.

Dog disease WARNING: Dog dies from parasitic bug spreading across UK which infects humans

Dog disease WARNING: Dog dies from parasitic bug spreading across UK which infects humans

The most common form is cutaneous leishmaniasis, which presents in skin lesions and ulcers, and crops up in the Americas, Mediterranean basin, Middle East and Central Asia.leishmaniasis human symptoms include lesions and ulcers (Image: GETTY)According to PetMD, there are different categories of symptoms which dogs show when they contract the parasite.

Causes of canine alopecia

Causes of canine alopecia

— are caused due to external parasites, fungal and bacterial skin infections, certain drugs, hormonal/endocrine imbalances. Areas with a poor blood supply do not have healthy hair growth. Bacterial skin infections can cause alopecia with redness, skin crusting, and circular patterns of hair loss.

Alabama Rot CRISIS: Tenth dog dies this year - warning issued to pet-owners

Alabama Rot CRISIS: Tenth dog dies this year - warning issued to pet-owners

Dogs showing tell-tale skin sore signs of Alabama Rot (Image: Solent)Specialist vets confirmed the death was the 185th fatality since the disease was first record in the UK seven years ago.

Alabama Rot WARNING: Three more British dogs die from deadly scourge

Alabama Rot WARNING: Three more British dogs die from deadly scourge

In a statement, Anderson Moores, who are based in Winchester, Hampshire, close to one of the major hotspots for cases, said: “We are in the time of year when historically we have identified more cases of CRGV and although this disease remains rare, we continue to advise owners to be vigilant and to seek advice from their local vet if their dog develops unexplained skin lesions and sores.

Duke, the former dog mayor of a Minnesota village, dies months after retiring

Duke, the former dog mayor of a Minnesota village, dies months after retiring

After his retirement, Karen said he would spend the rest of his days lying on the lawn and eating his favorite foods: cheeseburgers, jerky treats, and a little bit of sweet stuff. The post said: ‘Our beloved mayor Duke went to doggie heaven today.

Pet Dental Cleaning: What You Need to Know

Pet Dental Cleaning: What You Need to Know

During the dental cleaning itself, your vet will remove plaque and tartar build-up from all surfaces of your pet’s teeth. Keeping Your Pet’s Teeth Clean at Home Since veterinary dental treatments require general anesthesia and can be costly, it’s smart to practice good pet dental care at home.

ALABAMA ROT WARNING: Death toll grows as four more dogs die - vets issue URGENT alert

ALABAMA ROT WARNING: Death toll grows as four more dogs die - vets issue URGENT alert

Although an environmental trigger for this disease is possible, this has not been proven.” Map shows the east-west divide of Alabama Rot incidence (Image: Vets4Pets) Tell-tale skin lesion that is the first sign of Alabama Rot (Image: : Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists) Scientists believe the way the disease is evident during the winter months and centred on certain areas of the country will produce the vital evidence to help them establish its cause and also provide an eventual cure.

Caring for your senior feline friend

Caring for your senior feline friend

This coincides with a growing appreciation for cats as a unique species with a special physiology and set of behavioural needs requiring customised care – both at home and from the vet.

Dogs can catch chlamydia from bird poo – do you know the signs?

Dogs can catch chlamydia from bird poo – do you know the signs?

‘Chlamydia in dogs has different symptoms to chlamydia in humans and it’s not contracted in the same way,’ explains Iain Booth of VetUK. ‘This bacteria is called chlamydia psittaci or psittacosis which can infect them when they come into contact with bird poo.

Are household chemicals harming your cat?

Are household chemicals harming your cat?

Maybe your cat is scratching up that couch for a good reason: New research suggests that chemicals found in upholstery and carpeting may harm feline thyroids. That's in keeping with recent declines in blood levels among humans, the researchers said, as more companies phase out use of these chemicals.

Alabama Rot WARNING: Two more dogs die as charity issues warning

Alabama Rot WARNING: Two more dogs die as charity issues warning

“As we come into the time of year when historically we have identified more cases of CRGV, we continue to advise owners to be vigilant and to seek advice from their local vet if their dog develops unexplained skin lesions/sores.

Uses of Prescription Steroids for Dogs

Uses of Prescription Steroids for Dogs

If your dog suffers from an inflammatory condition, such as skin hot spots from flea allergies or a swollen ear from an aural hematoma, then your veterinarian can prescribe a low-dosage steroid to provide anti-inflammatory effects.

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