Bendigo dogs receive free vaccinations

POOCHES of all shapes and sizes were lining up for free vaccinations at the RSPCA Bendigo Shelter yesterday.

The RSPCA’s Mobile Animal Care unit set up shop in the carpark, with more than 60 dogs receiving the parvovirus vaccine by 3pm.

Free parvovirus vaccinations will be available to all Healthcare Card holders again today, with the RSPCA’s Mobile Animal Care unit at the shelter from 10am to 4pm.

The free vaccinations are in response to a recent outbreak of parvovirus in Bendigo, as reported by the Bendigo Advertiser last month.

The potentially fatal virus is spread through indirect and direct contact with infected dog’s faeces. 

Warning signs of animals with parvovirus are lethargy and food aversion in the first 24 hours, and then vomiting.

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