“Your pet depends on you, as owner to keep him or her healthy and vaccinations are one of the most important preventative measures you can take to protect your pet from viral and bacterial diseases, which could be fatal,” says … Continue reading
Category Archives: Health
“Taking care of your dog’s teeth is as important as looking after your own. It is critical for your pet’s overall health to have proper dental care from a young age,” says Dr Stephen Smith, a veterinarian at TAH Kenridge. … Continue reading
The warmer weather currently being experienced in South Africa means the end of snakes’ period of hibernation, increasing the chances of encountering a snake on your daily walk or weekend hike – or even at home.
Arctic breed dogs are bred to flourish in cold weather. These breeds are represented by Siberian Huskies, Malamutes, Chow Chows, Samoyeds, Pomeranians to name but a few. They have a thick double coat. The undercoat consists of short, tightly packed … Continue reading
Canine hepatitis (or CAV-1) is a very serious condition caused by a highly infectious virus that affects a dog’s liver. CAV-1 can develop extremely quickly in especially puppies. The virus is transmitted through the blood, nasal discharge, saliva, urine, or … Continue reading
Kennel cough is a highly contagious, infectious disease and upper respiratory infection affecting dogs. Most kennel cough cases are caused by viruses, although dogs are often secondarily infected with bacteria due to their immune systems being compromised.
During the past week Capetonians have taken all their jackets, scarves and gloves out to protect themselves against the assault of winter cold fronts. It is, however, not only people that need to be protected from the cold, but also … Continue reading
by Andrew Backstrom ~ Kara woke up crying and we could not figure out what was wrong. Then she freaked out when Logan touched her, and we realised she cannot see! It really broke my heart, my little girl that goes running/riding with me, … Continue reading
by Dr Fiona Holman & Dr Kevin Solberg ~ Whether travelling domestically or internationally, planning and preparing for your four-legged companion’s travel requirements is the best way of reducing any stress to yourself and your pet. Ensure that you have … Continue reading
Taking care of a pregnant bitch is quite a commitment, and we must take complete responsibility for their care and wellbeing during the pregnancy, birth and nurturing of puppies. They can’t exactly tell us if they are craving gherkins and ice cream … Continue reading