Vaccination prevents a number of potentially fatal diseases. Puppies need a series of three vaccines given at 6, 10 and 12 weeks of age. The vaccination is repeated every year. The most important dog diseases that are prevented by vaccination are: Di
Worms (intestinal parasites) occur the whole year round. Once off deworming may not be enough to prevent re-infestation. Worm eggs are small, they can be blown around, they occur on grass lawns and they hatch every 3 weeks, depending on the time of y
Nobody likes the thought of creepy-crawlies in their home. All animals in the household (dogs and cats) should be treated once a month with a good quality ectoparasite such as Frontline, which will kill ticks and fleas. Ticks are the transmitters of
Microchips allow your pet to be tracked directly back to you should they go missing without them having to wear a collar which could fall off. All it takes is one simple injection under the skin and your pet is ‘chipped’ for life.
So what happens when your beloved friend does not want to walk anymore because he is too sore? Bone injuries, soft tissue injuries and arthritis could be the cause. Most are easily treatable and your pet will be up and running in no time.
“Man’s best friend.” The reason why dogs have been described like this over centuries is because of their unwavering loyalty and their good nature towards humans. However now and again, behavioural problems crop up in pet dogs which
Eye and ear infections are common in dogs and cats. The anatomy of the animal’s face and ears predisposes them to these conditions. The ear canal of the dog and cat follows the shape of an “L”, going first downwards and then horizon
Itching and scratching is a common complaint with dogs where the nightly thump, thump, thump of a hind limb hitting the floor keeps the owner and the dog awake for hours. If it is irritating and hard wearing on the owner, then equally so, for the aff
Vomiting and diarrhoea is only a symptom of disease. There are many causes of diarrhoeas: viruses, bacteria, protozoa, worms, inflammatory conditions and food intolerance, to mention a few. Pets especially the young dehydrate very quickly and therefo
Nobody will dispute the cuteness of puppies or kittens. These adorable little creatures really pull at the heart strings and appeal to young and old. Whether you are a registered breeder or on the other hand don’t want an unwanted litter, both
Many medical conditions can be diagnosed with a simple laboratory test. The sample eg blood can be taken from the animal at home and then sent to the lab should further tests be required. This alleviates a lot of stress for any animal.
To euthanase a pet is often a very difficult decision and should be discussed with the veterinarian and family members. Having the procedure done in the comfort of your own home will definitely be less traumatic on the pet as well as the family membe
“My dog/cat has bad breath!” This is probably one of the most common complaints vets hear from pet owners. Halitosis (bad breath) can be caused by many things, but is most often related to dental disease. A procedure known as a dental sca
Emigrating and can’t bear to leave your furry friends behind? We comply with all regulations required by any country in the world should you sadly be leaving us.
Some studies show that more than 50 % of pets are overweight. This alarming figure effectively means we are “killing out pets with kindness.” Undernutrition is a less common problem but does occur. Scientifically formulated diets can aid
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