Dog fights: what to do to help your dog

Dog fights must be one of the most frightening things for any dog owner to encounter. Whether it occurs in a doggy park or at your own home, dog owners caught up in the anxiety of the moment seldom know the right course of action to take. Dr Susan of Ebervet Pet Clinic says sometimes […]

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Adopting a pet from a shelter

Adopting a pet from a shelter is a wonderful act of compassion. There are thousands of animals abandoned, surrendered or confiscated from situations of abuse and neglect in our country every year.  Covid-19 has only made things worse. Fortunately there are dozens of animal welfare organisations – most of them private, some big and some […]

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Mandela Day 2020: saving pets’ lives

Mandela Day 2020 will be remembered for many different reasons with Covid-19 top of mind for most people. For animal lovers, it’s our chance to really make a difference. A difference that truly counts. Each year EberVet Community Veterinary Care partners with an animal welfare organisation somewhere in the Western Cape or Karoo to sterilise […]

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Ebervet Training Academy aids animal welfare

EberVet Training Academy’s Sister Hilda Mills held a two-day training camp in Oudtshoorn in mid-March for 11 animal welfare volunteers who work in three towns in the Karoo. The EberVet Training Academy supports animal welfare organisations by offering on-site training to welfare volunteers working on the frontline. The Oudtshoorn camp was initiated by Vanessa Engelbrecht […]

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How to save money on vet’s bills

We all want to save money on vet’s bills and there are some simple things you can do that will certainly cut costs in the long-term. Here are our top 10 money savers: Do your research So your children want a dog and you want a cat and before you know it, your house is […]

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Sterilisation could save your pet’s life

Sterilisation could save your pet’s life because it’s not just about preventing kittens and puppies; the longer a pet (male or female) remains unsterilised the higher their risk of cancers. If you have a female dog or cat Your pet is at high risk of mammary (breast) cancer if she is not sterilised before her […]

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Prostate cancer in dogs

Prostate cancer, or adenocarcinoma, is a malignant tumour originating in the glandular tissue, in this case the tissue of the prostate gland. It can grow and metastasize rapidly to other parts and organs of the body, including the lungs, bones, and lymph nodes. Prostatic adenocarcinoma is seen in both intact and neutered dogs. It can develop in any breed, but it most […]

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Venereal tumours: another important reason to sterilise your dog

Sexually transmitted diseases are not something one naturally associates with animals but venereal tumours do unfortunately occur all too often in South Africa. Transmissible venereal tumour, or TVT, is a naturally occurring tumour that is sexually transmitted from one dog to another. It is also transmitted via licking or sniffing of an affected area. It […]

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Your A-Z of cat care

This A – Z of cat care is not a definitive document; it is merely intended as a guide to help you navigate cat parenthood. The basics, at least, are covered and we will update it from time to time, as required. Enjoy every minute of your favourite feline; a cat makes the most wonderful […]

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