Pet Rescue Reaches 100 Adoption!

Lake Road Pet Rescue has reached over 100 adoptions this year!

Lake Road Pet Rescue has been operating for the last few years growing in strength all the time.

We are very fortunate to have Nurse Priscilla as the co-ordinator of the rescue. She has such a passion and care for our lost and lonely babies.

Priscilla has an amazing gift of being able to find the perfect forever homes for our rescue babies.

We receive beautiful messages of thanks from families and fur babies all the time thanking us for the wonderful choice Priscilla has found for them. 

We can’t do it without you.

Your help and support keeps the rescue going.

Thank you for helping us to save the lives of over 100 beautiful fur babies!

 

Kittens galore! Available in November.

Kittens galore! Contact priscilla@lakerdvet.com.au

Birthdays

This week it’s Tammy’s birthday! Happy birthday Tammy!

We hope you have a great day and that those boys of yours rally spoil you!

Happy birthday!

When you find a comfy box!

Welcome

We welcome our new consult nurse Steph to our clinic. You will meet Steph when you bring your pets in for their consultations so be sure to say hi!

Welcome Steph. We hope you enjoy your time working at Lake Road Vet Hospital.

Just a couple more photos of the crew having fun at Relay for Life!

Friends of LRV

The beautiful Archie before and after his recent trip to our groomer. Doesn’t he look smart?

The beautiful Archie before and after his recent trip to our groomer.

This is Poppy. Isn’t she gorgeous? She looks so obedient!

She is from a long line of working dogs but prefers the end of her owner’s bed!

I think Kelpie’s are really lapdogs in disguise. They so love a bit of luxury!

Lake Road Vet Hospital Puppy Preschool

 

Puppy Preschool will be running a Saturday class in November on 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd. The classes will be from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Anyone interested should book by calling the clinic on 6922 4659

Parvovirus

Parvovirus is a terrible disease and we are seeing many cases coming into the clinic. Unfortunately for some furbabies we are unable to help them and they pass away. It is so important to one, immunise your puppies, and two, bring your babies into the clinic as soon as you think they are sick. I’ve added some information this week on Parvo for you from the Australian Veterinary Association.

 

Parvovirus in Dogs

Parvovirus infection (known as parvo) is a viral illness that causes vomiting, bloody diarrhoea and weight loss in dogs. More often in puppies aged between six weeks and six months, it can be fatal (the death rate in young non-vaccinated puppies can be greater than 80 percent), although early vaccination has been effective at reducing death rates.

Parvo is also highly infectious. A relatively new disease, it first appeared in 1978. The virus is passed in the faeces of dogs sick with parvovirus. The virus can live in the ground for up to 12 months or longer, which means it can be picked up from most areas that are visited by dogs.

Fortunately, a highly effective vaccination is available to protect your dog against parvovirus. Puppies should receive this vaccine a number of times: as a minimum, plan for the first one at 6-8 weeks of age, then at 10-12 weeks and after 16 weeks. It’s important to note that puppies will not have full immunity against the virus until 2 weeks after the last vaccine. We recommend puppies are vaccinated 1-2weeks before going to their new homes.

 

Symptoms of parvovirus

Common signs of parvo-affected puppies include initial tiredness and not wanting to play. The next signs will include vomiting, followed by very foul smelling diarrhoea.

Without early veterinary attention, many of these puppies will die. It is vital that you seek veterinary advice early for best outcomes. We are available after hours for emergencies- call 02 6922 4659.

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