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

‘DRY EYE’ (KERATOCONJUNCTIVITIS SICCA)

glassesHas your dog been diagnosed with ‘dry eye’ or KCS? KCS is a condition in which there is inadequate tear production in one or both eyes. The most common cause is attack of the immune system on the lacrimal gland, the gland that produces tears. The reason for this is unknown. In rare cases it may be due to a problem with the nerve that supplies the gland.
The vet has diagnosed the problem by using the Schirmer Tear Test, a test that measures tear production. This test will be used to monitor the response to treatment and to guide therapy. Continue reading

Information on Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD)

Has your cat been diagnosed with Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD)? This is a common condition in cats that may be brought on by stress and dlargeiet. Crystals in the urine may cause severe irritation to the bladder and may even form stones, some of which may need to be surgically removed. Cats may show painful urination, blood in their urine, urinating in inappropriate places in the household or increased frequency of urination. Cats that show frequent attempts to urinate and do not pass urine may have a bladder or urethral stone. Such cats will need to have a catheter passed to ensure urine can be voided. This is an emergency procedure as any delay may have detrimental effects on the kidneys and well the body as a whole. Continue reading