If you are anything like us, you too will feel that your pet is one of the family and we know just how big that responsibility can be. Our goal is to share this responsibility and make it easier for you to give them the very best care, so that they may live long, healthy and happy lives. In this way we hope that the relationship between you and your pet can reach its full, fun and let’s face it, sometimes crazy potential. Continue reading
There’s a misconception that your dog does not need to be groomed in the winter months, especially if they stay indoors. However, this is not true. In fact it becomes more important to groom your pet in winter as their long fur gets matted due to the cold, wet conditions. Continue reading
Know your breed
As a dog owner you should always research your breed to see how well they cope with the cold. Some breeds, like huskies, will have no problem taking on the colder weather, while others are better suited to stay indoors when it’s chilly.
Sometimes it seems as if our pets have these magical powers that make us happy, we think that might be true. Here are some ways our pets show us they care.
We all know someone who is totally obsessed with his or her cat or dog (most of us are!)
We’ve tried to be as unbiased as possible, and we’d love to know if you’re a cat person or a dog person.
At TAH we routinely go to great lengths to give you peace of mind when your pets are in need of surgery. We have very experienced surgeons to make sure the surgery has the best chance of success and we use the latest medicines and techniques to minimise anaesthetic risk.
Every year, TAH and other veterinary practices see many cases of Parvovirus infection (‘Catflu’) during the summer months, and unfortunately a large amount of misinformation in the press and social media about the virus!
The Festive season is upon us and we wish all our clients a merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. Please drive safely! At the moment we have a Distemper outbreak in Moorreesburg! We already had to euthanize a lot of dogs! Please read about Distemper in this newsletter and make sure your dog’s vaccinations are up to date! Continue reading
What is heat stroke?
Also known as Hyperthermia, this is an elevation in body temperature that is above the generally accepted normal range. Although normal values for dogs vary slightly, it usually is accepted that body temperatures above 39° C are abnormal.
5 incredible life lessons your dog can teach you
They may not be able to talk or communicate verbally, but man’s best friend might also be man’s greatest teacher. If you pay enough attention you might just learn a thing or two from your dog.
There are so many valuable lessons dogs can teach us; here are some of our favorites:
- Live in the moment
One of the most important lessons our dogs can teach us is to live in the moment. Whether they are playing with a ball or chewing a bone, dogs live for the present moment. This wonderful display of contentment should teach us that it does not help to be worried about the future or ponder on the past. Allow yourself to stop and smell the roses, to breathe and take in your surroundings, and if you’re really bold, make like your dog and stick your head out of the car window. Continue reading
Its our one year birthday at TAH Somerset West!
We are one year old and can’t believe how a year has flown by. We are exceptionally pleased and delightfully proud of how we have developed as a practice in our first year. We have met some amazing clients and been bowled over by so many friendly and well looked after furry friends. Our after-hours service is hitting full steam and we are eternally grateful to everyone who have remained patient through the growing pains phases! Continue reading