Acupuncture

Acupuncture is the use of needles on one or many points on the body. Other forms of acupuncture involve the use of laser light, electricity, magnets, injection, pressure, and gold bead implantation. Charissa applies all of these techniques as needed.

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Herbal Medicine

Charissa Smith is a holistic veterinarian and supplies both European herbs and Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine when treating animals.

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Essences

Charissa uses the Bush flower and Bach flower essences including Boronia and Slender Rice Flower.

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Acupuncture

Acupuncture is the use of needles on one or many points on the body. Other forms of acupuncture involve the use of laser light, electricity, magnets, injection, pressure, and gold bead implantation. Charissa applies all of these techniques as needed.

Read More

Herbal Medicine

Charissa Smith is a holistic veterinarian and supplies both European herbs and Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine when treating animals.

Read More

Essences

Charissa uses the Bush flower and Bach flower essences including Boronia and Slender Rice Flower.

Read More

Essences

Charissa uses the Bush flower and Bach flower essences including Boronia and Slender Rice Flower.

Read More

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Welcome to Acacia Animal Care

Acacia Animal Care provides health support, veterinary consultations, advice re feeding, acupuncture, herbal and homeopathic medicines and supplements for dogs  cats and chickens. Dr Charissa Smith is an Holistic Veterinary Surgeon with a life spent caring for pets. Your loved pets will relax at the rural Acacia centre in the bush just north of Gatton Queensland.

 Bring your pet to Dr Charissa as soon as you get it, discuss its food and exercise  and shelter, preventative tick flea and heartworm programms, and vaccines. Avoid later problems! Dr Charissa designs infividual diets,  adjusted for breed and lifestyle. Dr Charissa prefers fresh food, however this is not always possible. If feeding dry food, Dr Charissa recommends Frontier dry food, from Northern NSW.

http://frontierpets.com.au?aff=29

Phone, and video chat consultations are avilable.

THOUGHTS FOR THE WEEK: Cornoa virus

The dog corona virusu outbreak:

This virus is a different virus to the strain causing the human outbreak. Previously  it has not been a serious problem, the new strain is a problem and has been spreading through greyhound populations. It is not contagious to humans, so far. It is generally not fatal, but the diarrhoea and viotting can cause loss of condition and weakness. Like all corona viruses, including the human one,  it can be spread manually by the feet of rats and cockroaches getting into infected feces. hygeine and disposal of feces are important, bleach is an effective disinfectant. Ther are antiviral herbal medicines available for dog treatment.

https://qric.qld.gov.au/news/illness-affecting-seq-greyhounds-is-a-strain-of-canine-coronavirus/

 General info concerning pets in the present human outbreak:

Concerning pets, there seems to be some transfer to dogs and cats from infected people, although this does not seem to occur from pets to humans, and has not been found in over 50,000 sampled familes where there has been diagnosed infection in owners. One cet, which was heavily contaminated was carrying it on her coat from handling by the infected owner, although the cat did not have the disease.This means you should be isolating your pets from other people as well as yourselves.  The pets were not sick and their disease was diagnosed by screening. Tigers in the Bronx zoo were thought to have caight it from their carers.

The following reference may be of interest, the truth to be taken from this reference is that this famly of viruses mutates more easily than most, This is favored by overcrowded unhygenic living, where there is failure to clean up feces, urine and other discharges from both animals and people. Lack of  both sunshine and fresh air also favors increased viral environment contamination and viral mutation.

Advances in Virology Volume 2011, Article ID 609465, doi:10.1155/2011/609465, Feline and Canine Coronaviruses: Common Genetic and  Pathobiological Features

Sophie Le Poder  UMR 1161 INRA-ENVA-ANSES, 7 avenue G´en´eral de Gaulle, 94704 Maisons-Alfort, France,  Sophie Le Poder, slepoder@vet-alfort.fr

Note:

Cleaning with bleach, chlorhexidine, and metho will clear surfaces of the virus, tissues and soft paper may only retain oit for a few hours, smooth surfaces like stainless steel counters in shops and kennels uincleaned , can carry it for a week. Liquuid soap will not remove it from hands or surfaces.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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