To the Staff of TAH Bellville I would like to express our heartfelt gratitude and praise to you and especially to Dr Jurgie Van Zyl for the proactive and excellent care our Chihuahua puppy Sammy received when he was admitted … Continue reading
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Did your pet have surgery today to remove a tumor from his skin? This is a common procedure in pets. We have described the procedure below to help you understand the surgery and after care your pet will need.
If your pet has been booked for a CT or MRI examination, this allows us to look in detail at structures inside the body, to assist in making a diagnosis. We are proud to offer this state-of-the-art service.
Under floor cage heaters, Dental equipment, x ray machine, under water treadmill are only a few of the tools used throughout the day at TAH Animal Hospital. Going through the long list of necessary equipment used day to day in … Continue reading
A normal day at TAH Animal Hospital will see a number of pets dropped off for theatre bookings between 7 and 8 in the morning. Many of these theatre bookings are dedicated to sterilizing pets that are over the age … Continue reading
Has your pet been diagnosed with Diabetes Mellitus, often shortened to just Diabetes? Diabetes is a relatively common disease, not only in humans but also in cats and dogs. Cells in the body require insulin in order to be able … Continue reading
It is that dreaded time of the year for pet owners:) Guy Fawkes Night is upon us and we have put a few tips together to help you keep your furry friends save and calm. Tip #1: Remember to close … Continue reading
Acute Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus (GDV) is a dramatic and enigmatic disease syndrome. It is characterised by abnormal distension as well as displacement (“turning”) of your pet’s stomach and typically occurs in deep-chested large breed dogs. Despite many studies no signal factor … Continue reading
Your pet was sterilised today at TAH. This involves the removal of the uterus and ovaries. The wound was closed with stitches, which are located under the tummy. This was covered with a small piece of cotton wool which may … Continue reading
Your pet has had surgery today to drain an othaematoma. An othaematoma is a collection of blood between the two cartilage layers of the ear. It is normally caused by shaking of the head or scratching the ear. You vet … Continue reading