WARNING - PARVOVIRUS ALERT

We have had multiple cases parvovirus over the last few days. Parvovirus is HIGHLY contagious.

Vaccination is the most effective way ...to keep your pet safe. Please make sure your pet is up to date. If you are not sure, call us, we are happy to check for you.

Parvovirus can live in the ground for years! Even if your dog does not leave your yard it is at risk. We carry microscopic particles as we walk in and out of our houses and yards. Vaccination is the only safe way to protect your pet.

There are no drugs available yet that can kill the virus in the animal, so treatment consists of strong, supportive care to control the symptoms and boost the body’s own immune system.

The best success rate for infected dogs is achieved with intensive hospitalised treatment in the Clinic. Here they receive intravenous fluids and canine serum rich in antibodies, antibiotics, drugs to control the vomiting plus other supportive therapies. Should your dog undergo this treatment, be prepared for considerable expense— the average hospital stay is about 5-7 days

Because parvovirus is such a serious disease, it is not recommended to leave an animal without treatment at home.. Even with the best veterinary care, this disease is often fatal.

The first symptoms of parvovirus are vague – lethargy and loss of appetite – but this phase can be very short. Then they deteriorate to severe vomiting and bloody, foul-smelling diarrhoea that can lead to life-threatening dehydration. In its early stages, Parvo can resemble some other digestive upsets.

If your pet experiences any of these symptoms. Contact your vet immediately.

 

 

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Welcome to Southside Vets, We offer the best for your pets!

 

Our background:

Southside Veterinary Surgery was purchased by Wade and Helen McAuley back in May 2000 and has been owned by them ever since. Since that time, the practice has grown to include six vets and over ten nurses.

 

 

A little bit about our practice:

Our hospital provides modern, professional, and personally tailored health care for your pets. We aim to make your pet feel at ease in our clinic with a caring and gentle approach to treatment and consultations. Our dedicated staff are all passionate about pets and avid animal lovers.

At Southside, you’ll be fully supported with sound advice as we know that  helping our clients starts with providing a good understanding of health care issues and treatment options. Being well informed will allow you to make the best ongoing health care decisions for your pet.

With fully equipped examination rooms, diagnostic machines, and pharmaceutical stores we provide on-the-spot assistance for nearly all pet health and medical needs. Take a moment to meet our team and our own pets. We look forward to seeing you and your pet again at the next scheduled visit.