RHD2: Dangerous virus for rabbits ENG

5. October 2017

IMPORTANT! Latest information: Rabbits are dying again!

Due to the fast, fatal course and the circumstances involved, there is a high suspicion that the RHD2 virus infection is active! We strongly recommend vaccinating all rabbits and / or vaccination protection. New official recommendations since the beginning of June for the French vaccine with German approval: Vaccinate every six months when facing increased infection rates and not at one yearly intervals. At the moment, we still have enough vaccine in stock.

“RHDV-2” leads to serious, epidemic illnesses with many deaths. Both wild and domestic rabbits are affected (both inside and outside).

Rabbits that have been regularly vaccinated with the usual vaccines against RHD are only well protected against the classic variant. There exists in some cases a certain amount of protection from the fatal outcome of the new RHDV-2 disease variant.

The virus is transmitted in several ways:

  • – from animal to animal
  • – via droplet infection
  • – from people (clothes, hands)
  • – through feed and litter
  • – from insects

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Action Day “Vaccination for Africa!”

29. April 2017

Does your pet need booster vaccinations in May 2017?
Then please make an appointment with us for Tuesday, 09 May 2017.

Let your animal be vaccinated by us and we donate half of the vaccine revenues to the association “Veterinarians Without Borders”.

For you, the vaccination does not cost a cent extra! The donations will benefit people in Africa who survive by raising livestock.


Protect your dog from illness when on holiday

17. March 2017

Travel diseases are a “hot topic” issue. They are mainly found in the popular holiday regions of southern Europe (for example, Italy, Spain, France) around the Mediterranean, but also in Switzerland and Austria.

As these dangerous diseases are on the rise, they are now referred to as CVBDs (Canine Vector Borne Diseases) i.e., diseases transmitted by vectors such as ticks/mosquitoes.

For medical reasons, it would be best to leave your dog at home for your own safety! The risk of infection with CVBDs is high and the disease can take a fatal to fatal course.

If you should take your dog with you, we recommend you start with comprehensive protective measures at an early stage. Please start to prepare at least 4 to 9 (!) weeks before you travel. We will be pleased to advise you on your individual travel prophylaxis. On request, we can also arrange a handy travel pharmacy kit for your animals.

New to us: Leech Therapy

10. January 2017


Leeches can be used in many different diseases, e.g.:

  • Arthrosis (joints and cartilage)
  • Spondylosis (spinal degeneration)
  • Wound healing
  • Skin lesions

With the help of the special tooth apparatus, leeches can “work” through the animal skin. In this case, substances are released which have both anti-inflammatory and anti-clotting effects. In recent years many other mechanisms of action of the saline content have been investigated and the positive medical effect has been intensively researched and documented.

From now on, we offer this therapy in our practice. In a veterinary preliminary interview and a preliminary examination, we look at whether an individual leech therapy is suitable and coordinate the treatments (2-3 x) at intervals of 14-21 days.

Leech therapy is suitable both for dogs and cats as well as for small pets.

Are you interested? Any questions? We’re here to help.

Pet Fear/Stress – New Year’s Eve

10. November 2016

Is your animal afraid of New Year’s Eve firecrackers and fireworks? And you think have already tried everything? Do not worry, just ask us! We can help you to help your pet become calm and stress-free through the New Year’s Eve celebrations!

Dr. Fach has studied a lot of important information from a current training course on the topic of “Noise Fears” and brought in to the practice a brand-new drug.  It is worthwhile for animal owners of small “Worried Bunnies” to have an early consultation, because the efficacy time varies depending on the therapy. Herbal soothing agents in particular need some time to take effect. We recommend that you arrange a consultation with us as soon as possible. Together we can choose a treatment specifically tailored to the needs of your animal

Kleintierpraxis Oberursel - Dr. med. vet. Anette Fach - Dornbachstraße 33a - 61440 Oberursel
Telefon 06171 63 33 66 - kontakt@kleintierpraxis-oberursel.de

Notfallnummer: 09001-63 33 66* (*2,99 €/min aus dem deutschen Festnetz; Mobilfunk ggf. abweichende Tarife)