Gippsland Obedience Dog Club (GODC) 

Community Notices

Community Notices

September 2021: Bairndale & District Dog Obedience Club

Due to COVID-19 lockdown, the club has cancelled its Obedience Rally Trial, that was scheduled for September 18.

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 is probable that it will 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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