Pet care info

My cat is ill, what will the vet do?


My cat is ill but how will the vet know what is wrong? Cats are notoriously good at hiding symptoms of sickness so what can the vet do to find out what’s ailing her? Dr Ingrid explains what a thorough examination entails. My cat is ill: fact-finding Cats can’t tell us what is wrong and […]



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Meet your pet’s vet: Dr Rosali


Meet Your Pet’s Vet is our series of biographical profiles on the veterinarians at our clinics who love taking care of your pets. We love getting to know the pet parents who come to us, and we hope that by getting to know us too you’ll feel at home and happy to visit our Clinics […]



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How to videos for pet owners


How To videos are invaluable to pet owners. If you have a cat or dog that you need help with, a video can be an excellent source of advice. However, thanks to the internet there are thousands of sources of pet  information out there but not all can be trusted. It is always best to […]



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Meet your Pet’s Vet: Dr Adri Rossouw


Meet Your Pet’s Vet is our series of biographical profiles on the veterinarians at our clinics who love taking care of your pets. We love getting to know the pet parents who come to us, and we hope that by getting to know us too you’ll feel at home and happy to visit our Clinics […]



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Meet your pet’s vet: Dr Ingrid de Wet


Meet Your Pet’s Vet is our series of biographical profiles on the veterinarians at our Clinics who love taking care of your pets. We love getting to know the pet parents who come to us, and we hope that by getting to know us too you’ll feel at home and happy to visit our Clinics […]



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Ticks: how to remove them safely


Ticks are a year-round scourge but are particularly troublesome in summer. They’re extremely dangerous to pets causing deadly diseases like biliary and lyme disease. That’s why vets recommend parasite prevention all year round. It’s the easiest and cheapest way to keep your pet disease-free. However, if you’ve missed a month or two and discover a […]



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5 summer essentials for happier pets


We may look forward to summer with great enthusiasm but for our pets summer can also bring misery. To help them enjoy the season as much as we do here are 5 things every pet owner should consider before the heat sets in: 5 summer essentials Grooming. As soon as the weather warms, winter fur […]



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Cat myths that could be harmful


Cat myths abound, possibly because of their innate self-reliance and resilience they’re often misunderstood. Understanding cat behaviour, and a cat’s needs, are essential if your cat is to live a healthy and happy life. Myth #1 Cats don’t need company. Not true. Though some people believe cats are happy being left alone for several days […]



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Winter hazards for pets: what to look out for


Winter hazards are everywhere; from plummeting temperatures to heating appliances that may cause burns. Pet owners need to be vigilant, especially with sudden cold snaps. Our friends at Rogz Pet Insurance have identified the following dangers for pet parents to watch out for: 1 Cold Temperatures. Pets can succumb to frost bite or hypothermia in […]



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Animal hoarders are harmful to pets and humans


Animal hoarders hit the news headlines from time to time, usually when an animal welfare organisation raids a home that has multiple pets living in appalling conditions.  The pets may be confiscated and sometimes there is court action against the owner. But how exactly is an animal hoarder defined? It’s not necessarily the lady with […]



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