Sterilisation

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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How to keep your cat healthy from birth to old age


How to keep your cat healthy from birth to old age need not involve expensive veterinary fees; nor is it particularly complicated. The key to good health is prevention and the earlier you start, the easier – and cheaper – it is to keep your cat healthy well into his senior years. How to protect […]



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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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Sterilisation could save your pet’s life


Sterilisation is not something that dog owner Lloyd Schmidt ever considered for his German Shepherd, Helga. “I was brought up to believe you leave the dog as it is; as nature intended, and that you don’t sterilise,” he says, “especially as the dog never got out and was protected from other dogs.” Then Helga became […]



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Breast cancer: spay your dog


Breast cancer is something we readily associate with humans but how many of us knew it is also a common disease in dogs? In fact, it is one of the most common ailments affecting dogs, particularly female dogs that have not been spayed. How to reduce the risk of breast cancer The best way to […]



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Sterilising your pets is better for their health


Sterilising a pet before she’s had her first litter may seem to some pet owners to be cruel but in fact, it’s quite the opposite. Spaying your pet not only stops her having babies, it also protects her against deadly diseases like cancer, feline HIV and leukaemia. Unfortunately, there are still many pet owners who believe that […]



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Why it’s good to sterilise your cat


Cat fact: breeding is easy; re-homing is extremely difficult. There are always more kittens than homes for them. Welfare organisations and veterinarians will tell you that thousands of cats and kittens have to be euthanased every year because there is no-one to give them a home. There is nothing humane about having your life ended when […]



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