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Feline leukaemia virus (FeLV) – what you need to know


Many cat owners fear feline leukemia virus (FeLV) but what is it? How do cats catch it? How best can you protect your cat? Here’s our expert veterinarian advice… What is feline leukaemia?  Feline leukaemia infects cats around the world. Between 2-4 % of cats test positive, though the incidence is probably much higher as only a […]



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Win a R400 pet hamper filled with goodies!


What pet wouldn’t want to win R400 worth of awesome pet stuff?! Book your pet’s sterilisation at our Country Animal Clinic in Scholtz Road, Somerset West, before the end of August and we’ll enter you into our hamper draw. This special offer is available until the end of the month only. PLUS your pet will star […]



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Join our Community Campaign


Today we’re launching our Community Veterinary Care Campaign to all animal lovers. If you’re concerned about the plight of pets from impoverished homes – where food and shelter are scarce and winter is a misery – you CAN help. At EberVet CVC we conduct free sterilisation and basic health care clinics for impoverished pet owners […]



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Free sterilisation for poor pets


EberVet’s Community Veterinary Care initiative – providing pet sterilisation free of charge to impoverished pet owners – was in Villiersdorp recently conducting another spay day for the welfare organisation Overberg Petcare Society. Our CEO, veterinarian Dr Hilldidge Beer, sterilised 15 animals.



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Euthanasia: the toughest choice


Making the decision to euthanase a beloved pet has to be one of the most difficult, gut-wrenching, heart-breaking decisions in life. You may feel you are betraying your pet, not trying hard enough to treat whatever’s wrong with him/her, or giving up too soon. Unfortunately, we are all likely to be faced with having to […]



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Depression in dogs


IS YOUR DOG DOWN IN MOUTH? Dogs that appear tired, listless, bored and sad may in fact be suffering depression, says John Ciribassi, past president of the American Veterinary society of Animal Behaviour. Dog depression symptoms are very similar to those in people. How to recognise depression in dogs Your dog  may become withdrawn He/ she […]



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Dr Beer reunited with Spotty the dog


Spotty the three-legged dog has been joyfully reunited with EberVet CEO Dr Hilldidge Beer three months after she performed emergency surgery on him. Dr Beer was recently in Prince Albert in the Karoo conducting sterilisation clinics for underprivileged animals when she met up with her old patient Spotty. Three months ago Dr Beer offered free emergency surgery […]



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HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!


To moms everywhere, EberVet Petcare Group wishes you a very special Mother’s Day day with your loved ones – furry or otherwise. “There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it” – Chinese proverb



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Cancer & your pet


Few animal owners realise it but, like humans, pets get cancer too – even breast cancer! Cancer is a word most of us dread. We immediately think of pain and suffering and a poor prognosis but, as with all diseases, the sooner cancer is detected, the easier and more successful the treatment. Here’s what you need […]



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Hairballs in cats


Does your cat sometimes make retching, coughing sounds as though its trying to dislodge something in its throat? This may be a hairball. Hairballs form in your cat’s stomach from hair they’ve swallowed while grooming. Once vomited out, they look like hair sausages – compacted hair in a cylindrical shape. Cats are unable to spit […]



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