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
Summer is here and a common issue that all caring pet owners should be aware of is heatstroke or heat stress. Unfortunately, many pet owners do not even realise that their cats and dogs can overheat when the weather is hot, and may only seek treatment at the eleventh hour. Continue reading
By Dr D. Brook /
Rabies is a fatal viral disease that can affected both man and animals. The World Health Organisation estimates that Rabies results in the deaths of as many as 50 000 people worldwide annually, with most of these fatalities in India.
However, Rabies also occurs throughout South Africa and is responsible for up to 30 human deaths a year in this country. Continue reading
Having worked as a nurse for several years, and most recently as assistant to Dr Jose, our veterinary dentist, I have seen some healthy mouths and some unfortunate animals with dreadful teeth. These animals are usually booked in to see us as their breath smells bad and they do not want to eat pellets any more. Continue reading
It was around 3 o’ clock the morning, 2nd Jan ‘18, when I woke up to the worst gagging sounds that I have ever heard. From that sound, I immediately knew that something was very wrong. I got out of bed to assist my 15-week-old Doberman puppy who was trying to throw up. Her tummy was as tight as a tennis ball. She was for some time, but nothing came out. She looked so terribly uncomfortable. Continue reading
Lucy Riley impressed us all when she waltzed into our rehab clinic the other day after we called to see how she’s doing. To our delight she is doing extremely well. She came wagging her tail, all smiles and very happily walking on all 4 legs. Lucy and her mom came twice a week for rehab, along with the support of Frankie, her brother.
A young kitty was brought into the Somerset West practice with a fracture on his leg assumed to be caused by an accident. Jess was helping Dr. Mia with the kitten when Dr. Mia dropped him in arms and told me I could take him home for the weekend, as he had no where to go.
Much like humans, when we are injured we go through a timely process of healing.
Animals too, need this kind of specialized attention after serious injury. Physical rehabilitation is something that can begin immediately post operatively. For patients suffering from a neurological condition, the first 6 weeks is crucial for performing physical rehab and exercises to aid a faster and better recovery.
RAD’s (Rescue Animal Drive) motto is “Love is Rescue”. Major’s story epitomises this philosophy and the unconditional love of a rescued dog.
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