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Recent reports of acute onset vomiting in dogs

We have noticed an increase of reports of dogs with acute onset prolific vomiting in various parts of the UK including Milton Keynes. The cause of these cases is currently unknown, however the frequency and persistence of vomiting is higher than typically seen with a canine gastroenteritis case.

Symptoms associated with these reports include:
  • Vomiting – frequent forceful vomiting, more than five episodes in a twelve hour period
  • Anorexia – in these cases the dogs have been reluctant to take food for two to five days after the vomiting has ceased
  • Lethargy – dogs will appear lethargic for two to three after the onset of vomiting
  • Diarrhoea – dogs have been reported to pass ‘gravy-like’ stools
Both vaccinated and unvaccinated dogs have been affected, and after receiving symptomatic veterinary treatment animals have made a full recovery.

It is important to note that the causes of vomiting can be varied and we advise dog owners seek veterinary advice if their dog shows clinical signs. It is believed that there is no risk to people, but the disease may be transmitted between dogs and therefore it sensible for owners to handle a suspected case with caution and limit contact between affected and unaffected dogs.

We are currently reporting all suspected cases to the Small Animals Surveillance Network at the University of Liverpool, and will update our website if more information becomes available.
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What could you save on our Healthy Pet Care Scheme?

Our Healthy Pet Care scheme allows you to spread the cost of your pet’s vaccinations and preventative healthcare with a monthly fixed cost throughout the year.

Visit our Pet Health Care page to see full details of what our scheme includes.

Our fixed cost scheme will save you money over the year.

For example, our Healthy Pet Care scheme for a Rabbit would save you £29.06 over a year, for a Cat would save you £33.76, for a Medium dog (10.1-20kg) would save you £101.88 and for a Extra large dog (40.1-60kg) would save you £215.00. *This is according to our 2020 prices
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Vaccinations included with our Healthly Pet Care Scheme

Our Healthy Pet Care Scheme is a great way to spread the cost of your pet’s care and enabling you to keep up to date with all their vaccinations as well as flea and worming treatments.

What diseases are covered by vaccinations included in our Healthy Pet Care Scheme?

Dogs
  • Canine Parvovirus – This disease is caused by Canine Parvovirus type 2 (CPV-2), and is spread through the environment or dog to dog contact. This virus is highly contagious in all unvaccinated animals. Symptoms of this disease may include gastrointestinal signs, anaemia, shock and dehydration.
  • Canine Distemper – This disease is caused by Canine Distemper virus, and is spread by direct contact with affected dogs. Symptoms may include nasal discharge, sneezing, difficulty breathing and coughing.
  • Infectious Canine Hepatitis – This disease is caused by the virus Canine Adenovirus Type 1 (CAV-1), and usually spread via contact with in the environment rather than dog to dog contact. Symptoms may include lethargy, high temperature, gastrointestinal signs, jaundice and painful abdomen.
  • Leptospirosis – This disease is caused by the bacteria Leptospira. It can be spread by direct contact with infected urine or contaminated water. Symptoms may include fever, gastrointestinal signs, jaundice, dark urine and dehydration.
  • Kennel Cough – is a commonly seen upper respiratory tract infection in dogs. The most common bacterium that causes Kennel Cough is Bordetella bronchiseptica however another pathogen is called parainfluenza.
Cats
  • Feline Panleukopenia (Feline Infectious Enteritis) – This disease is caused by Parvovirus and is highly contagious. It can be spread easily from cat to cat and excreted in faeces and bodily fluids. Symptoms can include gastrointestinal signs, fever, loss of appetite, depression and anaemia.
  • Cat Flu – Feline Herpesvirus and Feline Calicivirus are the two main causes of ‘cat flu’. It spreads through air droplets caused when infected cats sneeze, or via nasal and ocular discharge. It can also be spread through direct contact with an infected cat or via a person’s clothing. Symptoms may include fever, lack of appetite, lethargy, discharge from eyes and nose, sneezing and mouth ulcers.
  • Feline Leukaemia– This virus is found worldwide, and is spread through mutual grooming and bite wounds as it is contained in body fluids. Symptoms can include fever, lethargy, poor coat condition, weight loss, anaemia and gastrointestinal signs.
Rabbits
  • Myxomatosis – is a virus carried by biting insects and mosquitos and can be passed on without direct contact. The symptoms include puffy eyelids, conjunctivitis within the first 7 days and swelling will extend around the eyes, ears and genital regions after 7 days.In severe cases the rabbit may die from the virus.
  • Rabbit Viral Haemorrhagic Disease Strains 1 and 2 – Rabbit viral haemorrhagic disease (RVHD) is a highly infectious disease that can affect domestic and wild rabbits. RVHD 1, the classic RVHD, has been present in rabbits for decades and vaccinated again. A new strain of RVHD (RVHD2) was first noted in France in 2010. In the last 12 months, it has become an increasing concern regarding this new strain of RVHD in the UK with confirmed cases. This new strain is less aggressive than RVHD 1 and symptoms may appear from 3 to 9 days post exposure. Symptoms can include high temperature, lethargy, sudden bleeding from areas (nose/mouth), reduced appetite and possible seizures. Even though this strain is less aggressive if not treated can cause death in severe cases.
Find out more about our Healthy Pet Care Scheme – http://www.mkvetgroup.co.uk/healthy-pet-care/.
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What is Milton Keynes Veterinary Group Healthy Pet Care Scheme?

Our Healthy Pet Care Scheme is a great way to spread the cost of your pet’s care and enabling you to keep up to date with all their vaccinations as well as flea and worming treatments. The scheme is provide your pet with:
  • Annual Health Check and Booster Vaccination
  • Flea and Tick treatments (sufficient for 12 months)
  • Worming treatments (sufficient for 12 months)
  • 10% discount on: Lifestage & Prescription Diets, Waiting Room Sales Items, PETS Passport Scheme (including Rabies & relevant Tick Control products)
  • Additional benefits include: Complimentary Nail Clippings with a veterinary nurse
  • 15% DISCOUNT off all consultations all year round
  • 10% DISCOUNT off all dental procedures (excluding traumatic injury and referral)
  • As well as many more benefits!
Find out more about this scheme here – http://www.mkvetgroup.co.uk/healthy-pet-care/
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