Vetshops expand to include Gansbaai

Vetshops belonging to the EberVet Petcare Group have added another shop to their number, bringing to 9 the stores spread across the Helderberg and Overberg. The newest shop opened in Gansbaai on 28 July, 2023 and another is planned for Stanford before the end of the...

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Rabbit virus contagious and deadly

Rabbit owners are urged to keep a close eye on their pets for signs of Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease (RHD), a highly contagious disease that has appeared in the Western Cape and other parts of South Africa for the first time. This is a deadly disease that is usually...

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Snakes in your garden

By Johan Marais of the African Snakebite Institute Snakes in your garden or home are a very real possibility as temperatures rise. Temperature increases at the start of Spring are a cue for snakes to start moving and feeding. Many species will also start the mating...

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Raw food diets and your pets

Raw food diets, whether home made or manufactured, have become increasingly popular among pet owners shying away from store bought kibble and the risk of preservatives. But how safe is it to feed raw food to your pet and if you do, what precautions do you need to take...

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CBD as medicine for pets

CBD as medicine for pets is becoming increasingly popular. While CBD-based products are all the rage, each one claiming more benefits than the other, veterinarians are asking pet owners to tread with caution. As yet there are very limited studies around CBD use in...

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Covid and pets: what you need to know

Covid and your pets is in the news again, with many pet owners worried that they may 'catch' Covid from their dogs or cats. Our vets would like to put your minds at ease. Firstly, there have been very few cases of Covid transmission involving pets and these have all...

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Microchipping saves the day

Microchipping is a quick and easy, painless and relatively cheap procedure yet there are still pet owners who neglect to have it done, or are reluctant to do it. Here's a story that should convince you of its benefits. Microchipping: how it saved this cat's life Ten...

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Country Animal Clinic reopens

Country Animal Clinic reopens on Saturday, June 27 after a week's closure due to a staff member testing positive for COVID-19. Here is a statement from senior veterinarian, Dr Ingrid de Wet: "We have been following the guidelines for essential workers exposed to a...

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