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Canine distemper outbreak: what you need to know


Canine distemper virus infects dogs and other mammals, including ferrets, but does not infect cats. Dogs of all ages are susceptible if not previously immunised, although infection is most common in puppies less than 16 weeks of age. Vaccination is your dog’s best protection. There is currently no available medication that can destroy the virus that […]



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Rabies: 100% fatal, 100% preventable


Rabies is not a ‘farm animal’ disease; all mammals are at risk of rabies and in South Africa, more dogs carry rabies than any other animal. That’s why veterinarians are urging pet owners to please vaccinate their pets. You might think you’re safe in the suburbs but rabies is endemic in SA. It knows no […]



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Owning a pet: what the law says


Owning a pet is about more than having a loving companion. It is also a big responsibility governed by the law of the land. Ignoring these laws could result in a substantial cash fine or time in prison. According to the Animal Protection Act of 1962, anyone who does not follow the regulations set out […]



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What your pet wants (and deserves) for Valentine’s Day


Valentine’s Day is not traditionally linked to pets but we like to think of it as a reminder of how we, as pet owners, can properly show our pets how much we care. Pets don’t want to be wined and dined in fancy restaurants. They don’t want Valentine’s Day bunches of roses (unless they’re digging […]



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Microchipping: a magical cat story


If ever you’ve had doubts about microchipping your pet, this story will surely change your mind! It was 17 years ago that Mr Mistoffelees, a beautiful black cat living in Newlands, Cape Town, went for a walk and never came back. He was just two years old at the time. His owner, Natalie Morrissey, was […]



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Snakes and your dog: what you need to know


Dog owners are urged to be vigilant about snakes, particularly in the summer months when they are most active. Most dogs don’t understand that snakes can be deadly and will either attack a snake or at the very least try to sniff it or poke their nose down its hole. Snakes strike defensively so if […]



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Buttercup overcomes broken leg for her babies


Buttercup, a young mama cat from Firgrove near Somerset West, underwent leg surgery at our EberVet Pet Clinic after being knocked down by a car. The brave ginger has four kittens. A snapped humerus did little to deter Buttercup from caring for her kittens. In fact, in spite of the pain, Buttercup did  her very […]



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Our new veterinarian, Dr Rosali Bruggemann


Having a dad as a veterinarian certainly helped Rosali Bruggemann map out her career. As a child she loved nothing more than helping him in his veterinary surgery in Margate, on the KwaZulu Natal South Coast. Her father still practices there. “As a result of my early childhood experiences, I came to love small animal […]



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Country Animal Clinic Dog Walk 2017


Country Animal Clinic would like to say a great big thank you to our many wonderful clients and sponsors who made our first ever Dog Walk possible. What fun we had! The EberVet team was up early to prepare water points, marshalling stations, registration and, of course, to ensure the prizes were wrapped and waiting […]



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Bird flu impacts SA chicken industry


Bird flu has wiped out nearly 90% of laying hens in the Western Cape. As a result, consumers will experience table egg shortages. The South African Veterinary Association says that by early October, more than 3,5-million commercial egg laying hens had died from the disease or had been culled under State supervision to try to […]



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