The Berwick Village Vet newsletter July 2018

The Berwick Village Vet Newsletter

July 2018

Paralysis and raw chicken necks.

Recently the media reported a relation between paralysis in dogs (Polyradiculoneuritis) and ingestion of raw chicken necks.

This reports were taken from study conducted at a Werribee vet hospital using 70 subject dogs. It was found that the subject dogs who had been diagnosed with Polyradiculoneuritis also tested positive for campylobacter in their faeces. This bacteria can be found on raw chicken and may be the trigger for the paralysis.  However further studies would need to be done to confirm this.

Polyradiculoneuritis can cause a rapid paralysis in the dogs but then they can spontaneously improve within a few weeks, it can take several months to see resolution of the paralysis. This disease is similar to Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) in humans.

Late last year we had a clients pet dog “Rudy” who had sudden onset paralysis and our vets have written a case study to share.

For more on this case study visit our Further Information, Latest News are on the website

It really is Winter

We are now in the depths of winter.  At this time we need to have a look at our older pets to see if they are stiff or sore from arthritic pain that is exacerbated by the cold weather.

Winter time can bring to light that our pets’ mobility isn’t as great as it used to be and they may be slowing down.

Although slowing down may be a normal part of ageing. Stiffness and pain associated with arthritis is not something we should ignore.

At The Berwick Village Vet we have many tools to make your pet more comfortable over these cold winter months.

Please contact us on 9707-3855 to have your senior pet assessed for arthritic pain today.

Allergy Trial for dogs and cats.
Do you have a pet who has been diagnosed with skin allergies? Has the Vet mentioned a food trial to determine if food plays a part? The Vets here at The Berwick Village Vet are trialling a new food. The food is an advanced novel single protein diet which has been recommended by dermatology specialists to assist with skin complaints and food intolerance issues. It is suitable for all ages and breeds. If you are interested in a food trial for your pet please make an appointment to see one of our veterinarians to check the suitability for your pet.

Did you know…?
Did you know that cats hearing is better than dogs…?

Cats hearing range starts 30 hertz and pitched to as high as 60 kilohertz, dogs can only hear up to 40 kilohertz and humans up to 20 kilohertz….

Winners are Grinners

And the winners from our senior promotion are Wednesday and Fae for the senior dog hampers and Babs and Lettie for the senior cat hampers. Congratulations to all and we hope you enjoy your free products! Look out on our face-book page or in clinic for further prize winning opportunities.


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July 24, 2018