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Osteoarthritis (OA) is a slowly progressive and irreversible disease involving deterioration of the cartilage within joints. Arthritis is the medical term for inflammation of the joints, while osteoarthritis is the term referring to a form of chronic joint...

Canine Parvovirus in Australia

A University of Sydney study has found that around 20,000 canine parvo virus cases occur in Australia each year.  Nearly half of these cases (40-45%) result in death through euthanasia or the disease itself. Parvovirus was first detected in 1978 and...

Can Dogs and Cats Have Strokes?

As our pets' quality of living improves, they are living longer.  It is not uncommon for cats to live for 20 years now and dogs are not far behind. As a consequence, we are seeing more age-related diseases in pets, such as arthritis, cognitive dysfunction (dementia),...

RSPCA Cupcake Day

This year we are participating in Cupcake Day! Cupcake Day for the RSPCA is a national event held on the third Monday in August. All proceeds go to your state-based RSPCA to help continue the fight to make animal cruelty a thing of the past. On Monday the 18th of...

July is National Desexing Month

Mowbray Veterinary Clinic in conjunction with the National Desexing Network are launching National Desexing Month in July. Special offers are available during July for discounted desexing of Cats and Dogs to holders of any Pension or Health Care Concession Cards....

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A good reminder that we should not be feeding offal to our dogs! 💕👍The feeding of raw, untreated offal to dogs is prohibited in Tasmania under the Animal Health Regulations 2016 and a June 2016 Tasmanian Gazette order.

If raw, untreated offal is fed to dogs ‘as is’, there is a risk of hydatid infection in dogs, as well as a risk of transmission of hydatid from infected dogs to humans.

There are many ways to keep Tasmania provisionally free of this disease, and to help protect you and your family. Importantly, remember to always practice good hygiene after handling dogs.

For more information, including a hydatid poster to download and display to help raise awareness of this disease, visit: dpipwe.tas.gov.au/biosecurity-tasmania/animal-biosecurity/animal-health/sheep/hydatid-disease
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