WARNING TO ALL RABBIT OWNERS – Diseases killing rabbits in Guernsey and advice

Submitted by Steve on 10:38, 1st Sep, 2021 | 0

The GSPCA is asking all rabbits to take great care as Rabbit Haemorraghic Viral Disease (RHVD2) variant 2 is being seen once again here in Guernsey and a surge of rabbits with myxomatosis are being seen with the large numbers of rabbits around Guernsey.

These fatal diseases are a huge risk to unvaccinated rabbits and especially to those in outside enclosures.

The GSPCA helps over 150 wild and domestic rabbits every year, although this year we have already had over 323 through our doors since the 1st January.

What is RHVD2?

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GSPCA ADVICE - WARNING Kennel Cough in Guernsey

Submitted by Steve on 16:55, 11th Jun, 2021 | 0

Every Summer in Guernsey we see a rise in case of kennel cough in dogs.

This year is no different and kennel cough for those that don’t is an airway infection which causes a nasty cough in dogs. More severe cases can occasionally result in symptoms such as a high temperature or a reduced appetite.

Please call your vet for advice if you think your dog has kennel cough. Most dogs improve on their own, but some need treatment from a vet.

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Happy Easter from the GSPCA & an IMPORTANT Message this Easter as we need to keep our pets safe

Submitted by Steve on 23:12, 1st Apr, 2021 | 0

 With another year with restrictions and tens of thousands of us at home this Easter across the Bailiwick of Guernsey you could be putting your pet at risk at if you feed your pet chocolate intended for people or they manage to find those carefully hidden from the children, as many of us might be planning our home Easter Egg Hunt as with the Coronavirus restrictions hunts are cancelled across the islands.

Across the Bailiwick we are all stocking up Easter eggs and chocolate as gifts for family and loved ones, but the GSPCA has an important message for pet owners.

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Advice on Feeding Hedgehogs and Wildlife without Attracting Rats

Submitted by Steve on 15:01, 25th Sep, 2020 | 0

At the GSPCA we are often asked about advice on feeding wildlife but how to not to attract rats and mice.

Hedgehogs are a hugely popular animal that many of us love to attract to our gardens as they often snack on unwanted visitors like slugs and snails.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “We often get asked at the GSPCA how to deter rats while helping feed wildlife in the garden.”

“We have put together tips to help with helping hedgehogs and birds here in Guernsey while deterring or not attracting rats.”

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM THE GSPCA - Hot Cars Kill Dogs & hot pavements damage feet

Submitted by Steve on 07:47, 24th Jun, 2020 | 0

With yet again a stunning week in Guernsey and the warm weather the GSPCA has had a number of reports from concerned members of the public that have seen dogs locked in cars and we want to remind all pet owners of the real dangers to their pets.

The GSPCA team have already been out to many vehicles this year to reports of dogs locked inside with little or no ventilation and had further information this morning from concerned members of the public.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM THE GSPCA - Hot Cars Kill Dogs & with social distancing queues you could be some time

Submitted by Steve on 11:13, 11th Apr, 2020 | 0

With a stunning day again in Guernsey and hot weather the GSPCA has had a number of reports from concerned members of the public that have seen dogs locked in cars during and we want to remind all pet owners of the real dangers to their pets.

The GSPCA team have already been out to a number of vehicles with reports of dogs locked inside with little or no ventilation.

With the warm weather and direct sunlight, dogs in cars are potentially in a situation where you could kill your pet if it is left, regardless of the situation.

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GSPCA precautions and response to Coronavirus and Important Information to Boarding Customers

Submitted by Steve on 12:06, 4th Mar, 2020 | 0

In relation to Coronavirus - Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) or Covid-19 the GSPCA is closely following the advice from the States of Guernsey ( https://www.gov.gg/coronavirus ) which as of the 4th March 2020 on their website states -

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Utterly Butterly helps out an Oiled Guillemot but keep you eyes peeled along the coast & Sand Eel appeal

Submitted by Steve on 16:06, 27th Feb, 2020 | 0

Over the weekend we had two oiled guillemots one of which was not the normal black crude oil but rather palm oil which is more often seen in clumps and a danger to dogs eating it when out on a walk.

The continued stormy weather has caused many sick and injured seabirds and at the GSPCA we have helped everything from cormorants to gannets and had many reports of those that have been sadly washed up deceased for various reasons.

To donate to the care of these birds please visit www.paypal.me/DonateGSPCA   

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GSPCA Advice As High Winds Continue

Submitted by Steve on 11:51, 10th Feb, 2020 | 0

Bad weather and extreme winds means it is difficult for hedgehogs and wild birds to feed normally, and young seal pups can easily be separated from their mothers.

Below is some advice on what you can do if you find an injured animal, but please remember we have a 24 hour emergency service and our number is 01481 257261.

If possible, contain the animal before calling - see our capture and boxing advice below.

Capture and boxing

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Choosing the right puppy and welfare advice from the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 16:03, 28th Aug, 2019 | 0

If you're thinking of getting a puppy, it's important to do your homework first. GSPCA Welfare & Behaviour Manager Lorna Prince shares this guidance which was put together in association with other animal welfare groups, Defra and the British Veterinary Association to help prospective owners choose the right puppy for them:

1. Carry out your research first. Different dogs have different needs and temperaments depending on, for example, their age, breed, health status, gender, and past experiences. A vet will also be able to give you information and advice on this.

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