Advice on pet diseases from our vets
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Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection that lives in our rat population. It has been present in Australia for decades, but we typically only see very sporadic cases in the metropolitan areas.
However more cases are being reported in Sydney including one in Elanora on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
Easter and kid’s parties are a great time with chocolate often being enjoyed by all. However, chocolate for your pets is a poison, resulting in chocolate toxicity.
You should avoid giving your dog chocolate.
Turramurra Vet reassures our clients that whilst Ehrlichiosis, caused by the tick transmitted micro-organism Ehrlichia canis, is extremely serious, at this stage the risk is confined to Australia’s tropical north – though it is an emerging disease and spreading rapidly.
Talk to us if you are planning a trip in the tropical north or around Australia.