Tick and flea control

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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Don’t be fooled by fleas; they’re everywhere


Any pet owner who’s had trouble with fleas on a dog or cat knows how quickly an infestation of these pint-sized pests can spiral out of control. But how does it go from one flea to hundreds–even thousands–so quickly? Here’s a breakdown of the flea life cycle from egg to adult: 1. Egg Eggs are […]



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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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Tick bite fever can be deadly: protect your pets


Tick bite fever is a relatively common illness in South Africa, particularly as the weather warms and ticks become more plentiful. Known by its Latin name, Ehrlichiosis, this infectious disease first gained attention as a significant disease when military dogs returning from Vietnam during the 1970’s were found to be infected. The disease seems to […]



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Taking your dog on holiday? Here are 10 tips to make the journey easier


If you’re planning to take your dog along on your next holiday, there are some important preparations that need to be made before you leave home. Protect your dog against parasites. Your own garden may be parasite-free (or so you think) but if your holiday includes hiking, visiting nature reserves or walks in parks and […]



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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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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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Winter is the best time to fight fleas


Most pet owners believe that ticks and fleas are summer pests but that’s not true. Ticks can survive temperatures as low as 7 deg C. Fleas will stay active throughout winter unless temperatures fall below 1 deg C and stay there for a sustained period. Heaters, air conditioners and winter rainfall in coastal areas further […]



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Annual checkups: why your pet needs them


Annual checkups are strongly recommended by our clinics. This is because pets age faster than people and may develop illnesses quickly. Annual wellness checks can help detect some illnesses earlier and keep your pet healthier for longer. It is critical that you discuss all your concerns with the vet when you bring your pet in. […]



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Keep your pets, and your home, germ free


Germ protection is one of the most important aspects of pet ownership. Whether it’s keeping a wound clean, treating a skin condition or scrubbing a kennel, good pet hygiene is essential to his or her health. There are, of course, literally hundreds of disinfectants on supermarket shelves these days but when it comes to pets […]



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