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.
Dog Chocolate Toxicity
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.
Ehrlichia Canis (ECanis)
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.
Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP)
Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is a serious disease in cats caused by a mutation of the common feline enteric (gut) coronavirus (FeCoV).
Toxoplasmosis is an infectious disease caused by a protozoal parasite known as Toxoplasma gondii and can affect many animals, including humans, mammals (including farm animals and cats), rodents and birds. Acute toxoplasmosis acquired in pregnancy can seriously affect the unborn child.