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An essential holiday checklist for pet owners


Making a holiday checklist now might sound a bit premature if you’re only going away in December but planning for your pets takes longer than you think. There are some things you simply can’t leave until those final few days before departure. If your pets are going to boarding kennels, there is a lot of […]



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Tick and flea control: a Bravecto update


This report was recently issued by the *European Medicines Agency: Tick and flea control agent Bravecto continues to be acceptably safe to use. Bravecto, a medicine that treats tick and flea infestations in dogs and cats, continues to have an acceptable safety profile. However, the company that markets the product will have to update the […]



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Fat cats are at high risk of serious health issues


Fat cats in Parliament may be at the top of the earnings pile but when it comes to our pets, cats that are fat are on a losing streak. Fat cats usually suffer adverse health effects: Lifespan is shorter Excess body fat places strain on the bones and joints, the digestiveorgans, and the organs responsible for breathing […]



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Rabies and your pets: what you need to know


Rabies is endemic in South Africa yet few pet owners appreciate the dangers to city and suburban pets. “We still tend to think of rabies as a disease found on farms, and that is spread by jackals and other wildlife,” says veterinarian Dr Hilldidge Beer. The reality though is that in South Africa 99% of […]



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Bird flu: is your parrot or budgie at risk?


The bird flu outbreak that has hit the Western Cape has been characterised as ‘severe’ by health authorities but infections so far are confined to chickens, domestic geese, ostriches and wild birds. As of September 7, 2017 no domestic pet birds were reported to have been stricken by the disease. No human infections have been reported […]



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EberVet Country Animal Clinic on DSTV


The popular DSTV television series, Kyknet’s Hond se Gedagtes, was recently filmed at EberVet’s Country Animal Clinic in Somerset West. EberVet’s CEO, veterinarian Dr Hilldidge Beer, will appear in two episodes of the series. Director Hein Scholtz, presenter Lizma van Zyl and the Hond se Gedagtes crew arrived early on an icy Thursday morning for […]



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Pet food impacted by cyber attack


Supplies of Royal Canin pet food have been seriously affected by a global cyber attack. Computer hackers launched a crippling virus on computers worldwide which have affected hundreds of thousands of computers. The cyber attack on June 27 disrupted computers at Russia’s biggest oil company, Ukrainian banks and multinational firms across Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Poland and […]



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EberVet is making headlines


EberVet Petcare Group was in the news again this week. Two newspapers, one in Oudtshoorn and one in Greyton, featured articles on EberVet’s CEO Dr Hilldidge Beer. In Die Hoorn, a popular Oudtshoorn weekly, Dr Beer’s recent participation in a welfare sterilisation clinic made front page headlines. During the two-day clinic 104 dogs and six […]



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Pets and antibiotics: a warning from vets


Antibiotic resistance has become a major threat to human and animal health. World health authorities agree that unless drastic action is taken, mankind will increasingly lose the war against disease. What causes antibiotic resistance? The overuse and inappropriate use of antimicrobial drugs in humans, animals and crops have dramatically accelerated the emergence of what is […]



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Pitbull clinic makes news headlines


EberVet Community Veterinary Care’s recent Pitbull sterilisation clinic in Sir Lowry’s Pass attracted significant media attention with its message that communities are not only healthier but also safer when the breed is sterilised. Five veterinarians, veterinary nurses, animal welfare organisations and an army of volunteers worked together to sterilise as many Pitbulls as could be […]



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