Community Information

 

This weeks Community Information comes from the Manly Road Veterinary Hospital

 

“Summer is fast approaching so don’t forget slip slop slap for your horse. Skin cancers are quite common in horses especially if they have any white unpigmented skin.

Fly masks, light rugs and keeping in shady yards or stables during the day (the sun is at its strongest between 10-2pm) will help to prevent sun damage. For further advice please call our friendly equine team anytime on 3396-9733.

A major concern for pet owners in South-East Queensland is the Paralysis Tick (Ixodes holocyclus) as it can cause paralysis and death within 2-4 days of attachment.

Daily tick searches and tick prevention is a must for all pet owners in South-East Queensland. We are more than happy to show you how to do a thorough tick search and to discuss the best preventative treatment for your pet so please call us to discuss this with us.

If you find a tick on your dog please call 3396 9733 (24 hours a day). If your pet starts to display any signs of tick paralysis, such as vomiting, weakness, staggering, breathing difficulty, or altered bark, seek immediate veterinary attention as this is a genuine veterinary emergency. If your pet is showing any of the above signs, do not offer food or water as these may be accidentally inhaled in tick-affected dogs.”