Has your dog been diagnosed with Demodectic mange?

This is a skin disease that is causedog itchd by a mite, Demodex canis. This mite is found on all dog’s skin, but may overgrow in puppies. Demodectic mange in older dogs often signals an underlying immunosuppressive condition.

The disease causes the hair to fall out in patches. Sometimes, secondary infections occur, leading to pimples and itching. The vet will have diagnosed the condition by looking at a skin scrape, or in some cases of deep infection, a skin biopsy. Continue reading

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