Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Mange (Mite Infestation)

There are three types of mange:
  1. NOTOEDRIC MANGE
    Highly contagious disease of cats and kittens.
  2. OTODECTIC MANGE
    These mites are common cause of external ear infections especially in cats and dogs. Commonly found in the ear canal. Clinical signs include head shaking, ear shaking, continual ear scratching and ear droop, pruritus at times is seen, dark brown cerumen accumulation in the ear. Can lead to the perforation of the tympanic membrane.
  3.  SARCOPTIC MANGE (canine scabies)
    Highly contagious disease of dogs found worldwide. These mites attack only specific hosts but can infest humans and animals that come across them. They spend almost the entire life cycle on the host. Female mites burrow tunnels underneath the skin layers to lay eggs. They are transmitted to other dogs by direct contact.
    Transmission through indirect contact is also possible.

    Clinical Signs
    Hypersensitivity to mite products occur leading to pruritus and itchiness. This will lead to papular skin eruptions due to self trauma (itchiness) developing thick skin crusts. Secondary bacterial and yeast infection may occur starting on the ventral abdomen, chest, ears, elbows and hocks and if untreated becomes generalized.
    Long term ill dogs develop seborrhea, severe skin thickening with fold formation and crust build up. Animals lose weight and lymph nodes are swollen.
    Such dogs may eventually die.

    Treatment
    The most effective mode of treatment involves hair clipping, a series of topical seborrheic shampoo and acaricide treatment seven days apart. A few systemic injections are also carried out.

    Diagnosis
    At our facility we diagnose based on the history of severe pruritus and itchiness of sudden onset. We also perform a deep skin scrapping and faecal test where we identify the parasites and eggs.
   

Friday, 4 April 2014

Puppies for SALE!

One of our clients has five adorable duschound-terrier-mix puppies for sale. Two of them are short coat and brown and black. The other three have longer fur and are brown, black and white. They have all vaccinations according to their age.
They are now (04.04.2014) 7 weeks old and ready to go.

   

Please contact us on phone 0202 001 007 or email info@vetclinic.co.ke.

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Thursday, 2 January 2014

Is your Vet registered?

Dear Customers,
Due to misunderstandings reoccurring in the past we would like to inform you that ALL KENYAN VETERINARIANS must be registered under the Kenya Veterinary Board (KVB) begin of each year.

To ensure your animal is treated by a professional check the online search from the KVB: http://www.kenyavetboard.org/index.php/find-a-vet-surgeon

When your animal is vaccinated the Veterinarian must put his name and Registration Number (4 digits) in the certificate. This ensures that the patient got the right vaccine at the right time which is very important if it comes to dog bites and Rabies!



Note! This is how a valid vaccination entry should look like:
A vaccination-sticker, the name and date, the signature and KVB number of the Vet!

Monday, 16 December 2013

Blessed Holidays and a Happy New Year!

We wish to thank all our esteemed customers and four legged patients for a successful opening year of "small five VET CLINIC"! 

 Our clinic will be closed for holidays
from 23rd until 26th of December