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Health Issues And Conditions In Specific Dog Breeds

Health Issues And Conditions In Specific Dog Breeds

A big part of a dog’s general wellbeing is their health. Unfortunately some breeds are more likely to suffer from certain conditions than others. These breeds are: Bulldogs, Beagles, Boxers. They’re not the only ones, however. Listed below are some health conditions you should be aware of before choosing to adopt a particular breed of […]

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POSTED BY Dom IN Featured, Health, New Parents ON May 29, 2019


How To Help Your Old Dog Age Gracefully

How To Help Your Old Dog Age Gracefully

Taking your elderly dog to the vet for an annual check-up can sometimes feel like a waste of time and a big inconvenience to the pet involved. The stress involved and the difficulty of transporting a big elderly dog, which is not so mobile anymore, may make you wonder if it is really necessary. The […]

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POSTED BY Dom IN Featured, Health ON May 16, 2019


How To Cope Better At The Vet

How To Cope Better At The Vet

Everybody wants value for money. No one will deny that it is no different when taking your pets to the vet. Most of us have to budget, and make sure we derive as much value out of a visit to the vet as possible. Here are a few way to maximise that value. Be courteous […]

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POSTED BY Dom IN Featured, Health ON May 1, 2019


This Sweetener Could Kill Your Dog

This Sweetener Could Kill Your Dog

Xylitol is a natural sugar alcohol that is commonly used as a sugar substitute in human foods. It is found in and extracted from corn fibre, birch trees, hardwood trees as well as other fruits and vegetables. Xylitol is often used as a sugar substitute. It has grown drastically in popularity over the last decade […]

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POSTED BY Dom IN Featured, Health ON April 17, 2019


Rabies In Pets: Transmission, Symptoms, Diagnosis And Prevention

Rabies In Pets: Transmission, Symptoms, Diagnosis And Prevention

Whenever you hear the word ‘rabies’ you should pay attention. With the holidays coming up, if you’re taking your pets away with you, it’s always a good idea to check with your vet about the possibility of rabies at your destination. The main reason for this, is rabies is both easily preventable – by a […]

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POSTED BY Dom IN Featured, Health ON April 10, 2019


Ticks: Tiny But Deadly

Ticks: Tiny But Deadly

Living in a warm and sunny country is great, but with it comes all the parasites and diseases associated with a warm and/or tropical climate. One of these little scourges can be found nearly all over South Africa, namely ticks. There are two tick-borne diseases to be aware of; biliary and ehrlichia. Biliary The Yellow […]

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POSTED BY Dom IN Health ON April 3, 2019


Should You Leave the Water Bowl Down for Your Dog All Day?

Should You Leave the Water Bowl Down for Your Dog All Day?

While it’s true that every animal needs water to survive, there are some animals, like the koala, sand cat, and kangaroo rat, that can go their entire lives without drinking a drop of the stuff because they get all their hydration from their food. Dogs, on the other hand, are not one of these creatures. […]

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POSTED BY Alex Benade IN Health ON March 20, 2019


I Found A Lump On My Animal’s Skin. Is It Cancer?

I Found A Lump On My Animal’s Skin. Is It Cancer?

Finding a lump or a bump in your pet which you have never noticed before, can cause serious worry for pet owners. There are all sorts of growths that can occur on or under your pet’s skin. Each of these is worthy of examination by your veterinarian. When visiting your vet, after you’ve noticed a […]

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POSTED BY Dom IN Health ON February 8, 2019


SA Sees Growing Trend Of Robbers Poisoning Pets Before Striking

SA Sees Growing Trend Of Robbers Poisoning Pets Before Striking

More and more animals are being poisoned with illegally obtained poisons in South Africa, says the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NSPCA). The NSPCA says poisoning is arguably the most cruel and inhumane way to kill an animal. Aldicarb (also known as two-step or Temik) is the most common poison used […]

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POSTED BY Dom IN Featured, Health ON February 7, 2019