Our pets can’t talk, so it’s our job to take care of them.

FroCat_blog24/08m the get go, we take the plunge and purchase that adorable little kitten or puppy. From that point on, vet visits are important for the obvious reasons of parasite control both internal and external, vaccination program, advice on good balanced nutrition and most importantly – socialization. This visit is key, especially for first time pet owners. This helps in producing a happy, balanced, strong and healthy pet. So besides the obvious, subtle checks are also done, like listening to the heart for abnormalities such as murmurs. Some conditions if detected early, carry a more favorable outcome.
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Why pet insurance?

Most of you know that when you get a new furry baby, they become part of your family immediately. You can give them as much love and attention as you possibly can – but when the unexpected strikes, love won’t pay the bills.

What would you do if you were suddenly faced with a vet bill of R5000 or R10000 today? What if your beloved pet needed surgery costing R30000?

Illness and accidents can happen at any time, and when they do you want to do everything you can to make things better. That’s why it’s so important to get pet insurance, to put your heart at ease when you need it most, knowing your fur kid (and your wallet) are covered.

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Bring the world of a veterinary practice into your classroom

On the 9th of June Tygerberg Animal Hospital went to visit Welgemoed Pre-Primary School, where Sr. Karen came to talk to the children about her job as a veterinary nurse and about what a Vet does. Sr, Karen had her own two greyhounds named William, male, and Jinjer, female, with her. dog_in_school_04William is a rescue greyhound that started off life in awful conditions and cruelty and now is the best ambassador for greyhounds. He loved all the attention from the children. Continue reading


Does your pet spend most of its time out dookennel-mattshomes-flickrrs? 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

FAW & TAH join forces.

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’. 10599515_919431338076190_1270544096116606757_n Continue reading