“There is a common thought (or maybe hope!) amongst many of us that pets (and kids) will only get sick during weekends, after hours and holidays. But as we know, this does not always bode true, as emergencies happen when … Continue reading
Category Archives: Pet Care
Spring is the season for new beginnings, warmer weather and flowers in abundance. Unfortunately, it also means the beginning of the peak allergy season for people and pets. “These allergies occur mostly during the change of season (mostly spring and … Continue reading
“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
The end of the year is usually packed with festivities and parties – from Diwali to Halloween, Guy Fawkes and New Year – and that usually goes hand-in-hand with fireworks. Although fireworks have recently been banned by the City of … Continue reading
“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