Owner information on feline panleucopenia virus (feline enteritis)
Feline panleucopenia virus (also known as feline parvovirus or feline enteritis) is a severe and frequently fatal cause of gastroenteritis.
The signs shown by infected cats include:
Diarrhoea (often containing blood)
Loss of appetite.
The virus also causes the white blood cell count to fall which makes the cat susceptible to other infections. The virus is highly contagious and can survive for long periods in the environment. Feline panleucopenia is most likely to occur in younger cats but unvaccinated cats of all ages can be affected.
Vaccination against this virus is highly effective and has a critical role in protecting cats against infection. All kittens and cats should be vaccinated and boosters are required so please make sure that your cat is up to date with their vaccinations.
The Haberfield Veterinary Hospital is a community based fully equipped veterinary hospital, and our primary concern is animal health and welfare.
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We here at the Haberfield Veterinary Hospital have a keen sense of our connection to the community, both locally and at large. Our support for the local community extends from the service we are so pleased to be able to give to our many clients, (some of whom have been with us since we opened our doors 30 years ago), to various local community groups and institutions such as our schools. We are sponsors of the local school fete. We are very honoured by the loyalty of our many clients, who appreciate that all members of staff at the Haberfield Veterinary Hospital are keenly interested in doing their utmost to ensure that all animals receive the best possible level of veterinary care within a supportive community context.
We are committed to the advancement of veterinary science and are proud to be a major supporter of the Australian Companion Animals' Health Foundation (ACAHF). The ACAHF gives grants for research on small animal diseases. This vital organisation has made a significant contribution to the level of research that is carried out into the diseases that affect our pets.
We support the Australian Veterinary Association's Animal Welfare Trust which provides grants for research into animal welfare.
We also support Vets Beyond Borders, an important organisation that provides veterinary care and seeks to improve animal welfare in the Asia Pacific region.
We support the Commonwealth Veterinary Association (CVA) by hosting veterinarians from developing countries and donating veterinary equipment and instruments to veterinarians in these countries.
UNIVERSITY SUPPORT PRACTICE
The Haberfield Veterinary Hospital provides the opportunity for Veterinary Science students from the University of Sydney to train with us.