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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.
Deaths spark heat warning
Wednesday, 28th November, 2012
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.
Shelter seniors ready to move into new digs
Wednesday, 24th October, 2012
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.
Vaccine the only way to stop parvo
Thursday, 20th September, 2012
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.
Sweet treat for animals
Friday, 17th August, 2012
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.