Celebrations all around – Micro chipping @ TAH Animal Hospital

Recently we h11704986_650741518359835_3461160369940532184_nad the pleasure of reuniting a cat and its owner after four months of being apart. It was all thanks to the cat being micro chipped and caring people bringing the lost cat in to be scanned. With one or two scrapes the kitty was in good health and happy to be home.

Micro chipping your pet gives them the best chance of being identified and returned to you if they are lost or stolen. A tiny microchip as big as a grain of rice, is inserted under your pet’s skin, between the shoulder blades and doesn’t cause any lasting pain. This gives your pet their own unique identity code. Continue reading

Is your pet suffering from vomiting and/or diarrhoea

These are symptoms that sick 1can be caused by a wide variety of diseases. There are different tests and treatments available for your pet to combat these symptoms. The tests and treatments recommended by your veterinarian will depend on your pet’s age, sex, breed, medical history, clinical signs, duration of illness and your accurate account of your pet’s behaviour and recent exposures. Continue reading

Sammy’s Positive feedback

To the Staff of TAH BellvilleSammy

I would like to express our heartfelt gratitude and praise to you and especially to Dr Jurgie Van Zyl for the proactive and excellent care our Chihuahua puppy Sammy received when he was admitted on Friday evening 13 November and was quickly diagnosed with the dreaded Parvo Virus. In other words, a sure death sentence. Continue reading

TAH has gone green

Under floor cage heaters, Dental equipment, x ray machine, under water treadmill are only photo 3a few of the tools used throughout the day at TAH Animal Hospital. Going through the long list of necessary equipment used day to day in our practises, made it clear to staff that we needed to do our part in reducing our electricity foot print on the grid and in turn reducing our involvement in adding to global warming. Continue reading

Information about Diabetes Mellitus in pets.

vaccHas your pet been diagnosed with Diabetes Mellitus, often shortened to just Diabetes? Diabetes is a relatively common disease, not only in humans but also in cats and dogs. Cells in the body require insulin in order to be able to move sugar into the cell and use it as a fuel source. Diabetes may result from either inadequate insulin being produced by the pancreas or it being less effective on the cells in the body (insulin resistance). The sugar then cannot be taken up into the cells so there is then too much sugar in the blood stream. Continue reading