WARNING FOR DOG OWNERS ⚠️‼️
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) has recorded further cases of the exotic disease ehrlichiosis in dogs throughout northern WA.
The disease, which was first recorded in the East Kimberley in May, is tick-borne and can be fatal if left untreated.
DPIRD chief veterinary officer Michelle Rodan said surveillance had also found four cases in South Hedland as well as one case as far south as Carnarvon.
“Surveillance is now being targeted to the Pilbara and Gascoyne to determine the distribution of the disease in these areas,” she said.
🏼⚕️Signs of the disease include fever, lethargy, loss of appetite, weight loss and bleeding disorders.
Infected dogs do not directly transmit ehrlichiosis to people, however in rare cases, infected ticks may transmit E. canis to people.
“Visitors to the Kimberley, Pilbara and Gascoyne should be aware of the risk to their dogs from ehrlichiosis and should visit their vet for advice on a suitable tick treatment before travelling to the region,” Dr Rodan said.
“Owners in affected areas are encouraged to treat their dogs for ticks regularly, as well as their bedding and the yard and to check their dogs for ticks daily, especially around the neck, head, ears, armpits, belly and in between toes."
PLEASE CONTACT THE DONGARA VETERINARY HOSPITAL FOR FURTHER INFOMATION IN REGARDS TO THIS DISEASE EHRLICHIOSIS THAT HAS BEEN DETECTED IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
We're open for business and here to help you and your beloved pets with our new policy of no direct client contact !
To our valued clientele,
In light of the rapidly changing environment we are currently experiencing with the Covid 19 pandemic, here is an update of the changes we’ve put in place to ensure the wellbeing of our team and our clients to help do our bit to slow the spread of the virus.
Our primary focus is ensuring the health and safety of our team and clients and ensuring we can continue to provide essential care for your pets.
We want to reassure you that there is no immediate concern for clients coming to our clinic due to the policies we have implemented across our business.
We remain open at the same operating hours , after hours included and we are continuing business as usual.
We have lifted our health and hygiene standards even higher to keep our team and clients safe together with other precautionary measures.
What this means - Dongara Veterinary Hospital has a no direct client contact policy in place.
When you ring our reception on the usual number 99271329 which has been diverted to receptionists who are working from home office.
They will walk you through the new process of delivering your animals and when you pick them up from DVH to minimise any risk.
We are committed to providing options to assist you.
We have various ways for you to contact us listed below.
We’re here when you need us and we wish you and your family well.
From the Dongara Team
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In response to many queries about our pets role in this virus, we would like to reassure you there is no evidence they are carriers however think of them as a ' surface ', in that for example if an infected person sneezes on your dog then you pat your dog you can be exposed.
We hope this information helps answer that question for you.
Hello to all our valued clients and all your beautiful pets.
We are still available during Covid 19 crisis.
Please contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org, phone or through our FB business page messages- @dongaravet
We are happy to accommodate you in any way we can.
Equine consults on Wednesday afternoons in Geraldton will continue and as always equine consults at DVH will continue with policies in place to minimise risk.
All external clinics have been suspended till further notice.
Morawa , Mingenew, Three Springs and house calls in Jurien Bay.
THE DVH TEAM IS COVID 19 AWARE AND PROACTIVE !!
If you would like any further information regarding what policies have been implemented into DVH for the health and safety of our staff and clients please contact reception .
Keep well & have a great day.
Here's Lou Lou experiencing our new COVID19 protocols .Looks like she thinks it's not too bad, cuddles and treats are being thoroughly enjoyed. 🐾🐾
Dongara Veterinary Hospital offers a range of medical, surgical, and dental care in a professional yet compassionate, comfortable and friendly environment.
Every member of the DVH team from veterinarians, vet nurses and support staff are dedicated to providing the best in small and large animal care. Striving to uphold our reputation as a reliable and professional provider of family friendly veterinarian services.
The team is led by the owner of the business, Dr Emma Taylor. All our vets are members of the Australian Veterinary Association, taking an active role in the industry and keeping up to date with the latest techniques and infomation.
We all have a passion for the health of your animals, big or small and we enjoy caring for our clients animals as much as we do our own.
Dog Wash is open 24/7 to the public
The dog wash is perfect to use in the summer months to rinse off after the beach!
WE NOW HAVE A DROP OFF SERVICE - DROP IN YOUR PET FOR THE NURSES TO BATHE THEN PICK UP AT YOUR CONVENIENCE, IS JUST $15.00 FOR A REGULAR BATH AND $18.00 FOR A MEDICATED BATH (PERFECT FOR DOG WITH SKIN/ALLERGY ISSUES).
$10.00 min per wash.
Our dedicated team is always here for your pets.