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
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
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!