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Vets warn of new strain

Monday, 15th May, 2017

A new strain of the deadly parvovirus has been discovered in Australia, with vets warning pet owners to look out for their dogs.

Local RSPCA vet Rachel Bailey said a new strain of the highly contagious parvovirus, known as Canine Parvovirus-2c, has been discovered in Adelaide and Victoria last month. 

“Some vets suspect that this strain has existed in Australia for the past couple of years, as some animals presenting with classic parvovirus symptoms have returned negative in-hospital tests, but until now it has never been properly identified by scientists,” she told the BDT.

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Deaths spark heat warning

Wednesday, 28th November, 2012

Three-month-old puppy Bundi abandoned her ball and enjoyed the shade during the heat wave this week. Three-month-old puppy Bundi abandoned her ball and enjoyed the shade during the heat wave this week.

By Shannon Jenkins

Locals are warned to keep their pets cool and hydrated after the recent death of two dogs in Broken Hill.

RSPCA NSW reminded pet owners to avoid leaving pets unattended in vehicles during predicted high temperatures this week.

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Shelter seniors ready to move into new digs

Wednesday, 24th October, 2012

RSPCA’s Cheryl Backhouse with Mufasa and Kimba and Elaine Colbeck with Sparky. RSPCA’s Cheryl Backhouse with Mufasa and Kimba and Elaine Colbeck with Sparky.

The RSPCA has a range of animals, to suit all sorts of people, that are looking for a home.

RSPCA attendants Elaine Colbeck and Cheryl Backhouse are encouraging locals looking for a pet to visit the local RSPCA shelter.

"We have two Maltese dogs; one named Mufasa and the other Kimba," Ms Colbeck said.

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Vaccine the only way to stop parvo

Thursday, 20th September, 2012

Twelve-month old Jester, with RSPCA veterinarian Dr Doug Dixon-Hughes, is a kelpie cross puppy looking for a loving home. She was recently vaccinated against the parvo virus. Twelve-month old Jester, with RSPCA veterinarian Dr Doug Dixon-Hughes, is a kelpie cross puppy looking for a loving home. She was recently vaccinated against the parvo virus.

By Emily Roberts

Seven dogs have been diagnosed with parvo virus over the past fortnight, according to the RSPCA.

The RSPCA's veterinarian, Dr Doug Dixon-Hughes, said the virus was particularly is prevalent at this time of the year.

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Sweet treat for animals

Friday, 17th August, 2012

Kacee Milnes, pictured with Oscar, is doing her bit for the RSPCA Cupcake Day by holding a stall at the football tomorrow. Kacee Milnes, pictured with Oscar, is doing her bit for the RSPCA Cupcake Day by holding a stall at the football tomorrow.

By Emily Roberts

Are you an animal lover and a sweet-tooth? Then the RSPCA Cupcake Day is just for you.

On Monday cupcake cooks across the nation will descend on their schools and workplaces with batches of delicious cupcakes made using cage-free eggs in exchange for donations to the RSPCA.

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