I always get excited when I come across a main coon cat during my TLC walk through the hospital every morning. You can’t help but love this breed of cat! A ginger mass of fluff greeted me with a meow … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: September 2015
Has your cat has been diagnosed with Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV). Like its human counterpart (HIV) it causes suppression of the cat’s immune system. Thankfully it cannot be transmitted to humans and neither can HIV infect cats. Most commonly cats … Continue reading
For the last 50 years Tygerberg Animal Hospital has had the privilege of caring for the animals in the northern suburbs of Cape Town. Branching out to Darling and Moorreesburg in 2014 was the beginning of our adventure into new … Continue reading
Has your dog been diagnosed with Canine Parvovirus infection, commonly known as “Parvo” or “Katgriep”?
This is a viral disease of dogs that affects their immune system and gastrointestinal tract. The virus commonly causes inappetance, lethargy, vomiting, diarrhoea, fever and a decreased ability to fight infections. It is especially severe in puppies but the virus … Continue reading
Some pets mauled by dogs will have obvious injuries while others may appear perfectly fine initially, only to later show clinical signs of cardiovascular shock, difficult breathing or severe infections. It is therefore very important that all animals with dog … Continue reading
It can happen in a blink of an eye. Pets in the wrong place at the wrong time can become victims of being hit by vehicles. Some pets may be noticeably severely injured while others may appear fine, only to … Continue reading