NOBODY TOLD THEM ABOUT THE BIRDS AND THE BEES 🐶🐈
Dongara Veterinary Hospital is providing support to desex cats and dogs during the 16th National Desexing Month, which has been postponed from July to September this year, due to COVID-19 impacts.
Dongara Veterinary Hospital has provided a subsidy for National Desexing Month, so that people will pay a reduction in price to desex a male cat and to desex a female cat. Dog desexing costs are also reduced.
Dr Emma Taylor said there are many people struggling financially as a result of COVID-19, so it is hoped the discounts will enable them to desex their pets to prevent further hardship having to manage unwanted litters of kittens and puppies.
Preventing unwanted kittens and puppies rather than having to manage them after they are born also saves councils thousands of dollars and prevents the heartache of pound/shelter/rescue staff, volunteers and vets who have to manage the oversupply.
We also encourage people who are feeding unowned stray or community cats to take this opportunity of discounted desexing prices to get these cats desexed and microchipped too.
To access the special discounted rates in National Desexing Month provided by Dongara Veterinary Hospital phone our reception on (08) 99271329 or through Messanger on our FB business page @dongaravet.
We look forward to seeing you & your pets. Have a brilliant day.
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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