As animal lovers, we all know that leaving your pet alone for the day is one of the hardest things to do. Hearing their grief-stricken purr or bark as you wave goodbye can easily bring a tear to your eye. But have you ever wondered what little Whiskers or Fluffy get up to while their parents are out?
We have a patient called Lola Norrish who came to the hospital in April 2014. She walked in with an acute onset of generalised muscle weakness and was degenerating fast.
Within weeks she started suffering from tetraplegia where all four limbs had no function and she was unable to even lift her head.
Working at TAH for the past few years I have seen distraught clients come in or phone desperately looking for their loved pet that has gone missing. I never truly understood their heart ache and pain until one of my beloved pets ran away from home. Continue reading
Does your pet spend most of its time out doors? If this is the case you will need to ensure your pet has a shelter that will keep them dry and warm. Ideally something like a kennel with one entrance that has been placed in an area you know does not get bombarded by winter winds and rain. Ensure your pet has a fresh bowel of water near by the shelter so that they don’t have too far to walk in the cold rain to quench their thirst. Continue reading
Fisantekraal Animal Welfare has been helping animals in and around the impoverished township of Fisantekraal, just outside Durbanville, for over a decade; 2016 sees them proudly celebrating their official ten-year anniversary. Since 2011, TAH has been firmly on board, assisting them in their fight to improve the lives of the animals which call the area home. As the organisation has grown, they’ve added the farms surrounding Durbanville, and the lower-income communities of Klipheuwel and Morning Star to their ‘portfolio’. Continue reading
Bringing home a new born baby is stressful for first time parents, but imagines the stress your unknowing cat must go through. Routines change, attention is fleeting and sleeps?? Who really gets to sleep their full 12 – 16 hours a day…. Continue reading
Have you recently added a feline friend to your family? Here are some guidelines to help you through the beginning stages as a new fur parent. Continue reading
Are you planning on adding a new member to your fur family? Below are some useful tips for all new dog parents. Continue reading
AT TAH WE’RE LIKE ONE BIG FAMILY, AND WE’RE GROWING! IT GIVES US GREAT PLEASURE TO WELCOME THE FOLLOWING FINE INDIVIDUALS WHO RECENTLY JOINED TAH AS NEW STAFF MEMBERS. Continue reading
• Pigs are extraordinarily intelligent. They are curious and insightful animals who are widely accepted as being smarter than young children of at least 3 years of age, dogs, and even some primates. Continue reading