Piggy in the middle.

Many people see pigs in a different light to what they really are set in, Here are a few facts about pigs we enjoyed reading.pig-fact-1

• 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

Happy dog biscuit day!

You will have fun making them and your dog will have fun eating them 🙂 There are many 87678674benefits to baking your own pet treats from monitoring what goes in them, tailor making them to your pets preference and it helps when you have to get rid of the leftovers.

Below are three easy dog biscuit recipes in honour of National Dog biscuit day 🙂 Continue reading

Brave heart Minka

Minka Kober is an 11 year old boxer who is a much loved companion that has unfortunately been struggling with spinal problems since she was very young. Even with her disabilities nothing has stopped Kinka from being a “bouncing boxer.”

In March 2015 Minka came in for a spinal and over all check up with Dr Campbell, during the check-up De Campbell noticed that there was a problem in her mouth and decided to refer her to Dr Jose Almansa Ruiz.

Minka was diagnosed with a benign but very invasive tumour on her maxilla. After a long discussion, Minka underwent a procedure called nostril maxillectomy to remove her oral mass. After a short stay in hospital, Minka recovered very fast, and at her 2 week follow- up everything was back to normal. She was again a very happy boxer, and Mrs Kober was very relieved that she had made the right decision. Seeing Minka back to herself again after such a big procedure was a sight for sore eyes.

The best news yet came when the histopathology results showed clean margins, meaning that Minka was in the clear.

It is very essential to perform routine dental care on your pets to ensure you are on top of their health needs. Your pet may not outwardly show a health issue until it is too late.

Brushing your pets’ teeth and grooming daily is a great way to bond with your pet as well as keep them in tip top shape.

Snake bites in the summer time.

During this time of the year there is a definite increase in snake bites as the snake spends 1415797858376_wps_78_cape_cobramore time out in the open soaking up the sun. Snakes are cold-blooded animals that raise their body temperature by lying in the sun or lower it by crawling into the shade. So this means snake bites will be less likely to happen in winter time as the snakes are hibernating. Also something to think about is all of the fires we are currently having; you find that most wild life will move to safer areas, this could be your back garden or even your house. Continue reading

TAH Animal Hospital bandage instructions.

*Please take the time to read through these instructions, as inadequate bandage care can have disastrous consequences.08987-Dog-with-bandaged-leg-white-background

The type of bandage used depends on the location and the purpose of the bandage. Please make a note on your calendar as to when your vet wants to see your pet for a bandage check or change. Leaving a bandage on for too long can cause serious complications. Continue reading