Gippsland Obedience Dog Club (GODC) 

Community Messages

Community Messages

Sunday 22 May: Million Paws Walk

A day out for you and your dog/s. Refer to Million Paws Walk for details.

February 2022: Kennel Cough and Brown Tick Disease

There are no further reports of uncontrolled Kennel Cough, nor of Brown Tick Disease having spread to the Gippsland area. Owners should, however, remain vigilant.

January 2022: Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs)

Warning from Animal Poisons Helpline. RATs contain the chemical Sodium Azide as a preservative. This is POISONOUS to dogs. If you suspect that a dog has ingested any part of such a test seek veterinary advice.

For more infromation refer to Covid-19 RATs and Your Pets.

August 2021: Ehrlichiosis (Brown Tick Disease)

Since May 2020 the ticks causing this disease have spread across Australia and have been confirmed in Western Victoria. It may spread further. 

Dog owners are advised to take appropriate precautions. In extreme cases this disease can cause fatalities.

Common Symptoms:

  • fever
  • lethargy
  • eye changes (conjunctivitis, cloudy or red eyes)
  • abnormal bleeding such as nosebleeds and bleeding under the skin, which can look like red patches, small spots or bruising
  • swelling on the body and/or limbs.

Please consult your local vet urgently if symptoms appear.

More information is available at Dogs Victoria (pdf, 188kb) and Department of Agriculture websites.

August 2021: Canine (Kennel) Cough

There are reports of this disease being in the local area. The Club respectively requests that affected dogs are not brought the the premises.

Typical Symptoms:

  • dry, hacking cough.
  • gagging or vomiting after excitement or ingestion of food.
  • eye and nasal discharge.
  • sneezing and snorting.
  • fever and lethargy.

Please isolate your dog and consult your local vet if symptoms appear.

For more information refer to Greencross Vets.



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