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Country Animal Clinic Dog Walk 2017


Country Animal Clinic would like to say a great big thank you to our many wonderful clients and sponsors who made our first ever Dog Walk possible. What fun we had! The EberVet team was up early to prepare water points, marshalling stations, registration and, of course, to ensure the prizes were wrapped and waiting […]



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Hot spots plague dogs in summer


  If your dog is licking consistently in one spot and a raw, red, moist sore develops, he or she probably has a ‘hot spot’.   Hot spots (or moist dermatitis) appear spontaneously anywhere on a dog’s body. They are usually caused when broken skin is contaminated by bacteria. Moisture – a recent bath, a […]



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Large breed dogs have special food needs


Large breed dogs have special food needs. Though they are popular with South African pet owners, few people understand that bigger dogs like Rottweilers, Boerbuls, Pitbulls, Retrievers and Labradors require a diet that is different to the Yorkie or Jack Russell. Years ago, feeding a large breed puppy was easy. Because we had the time, […]



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Bird flu impacts SA chicken industry


Bird flu has wiped out nearly 90% of laying hens in the Western Cape. As a result, consumers will experience table egg shortages. The South African Veterinary Association says that by early October, more than 3,5-million commercial egg laying hens had died from the disease or had been culled under State supervision to try to […]



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Walk your dog with Country Animal Clinic


We have great news! The Country Animal Clinic Dog Walk is being hosted by celebrity TV presenter, Lizma van Zyl. Lizma will join us on 25 November and will be handing out prizes. Country Animal Clinic’s first Dog Walk is in celebration of our 20th anniversary. The clinic in Somerset West was the first veterinary […]



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Reasons why your cat’s peeing on the bed


Cats peeing on the bed is more common that you might think but its causes are complex. Patience is needed firstly to establish the cause, and then to try to break the habit. Why is my cat peeing on my bed? Your cat may be suffering from bladder stones or a bladder infection. These cause […]



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Pets and allergies: what you can do


Pets, like humans, are prone to allergies especially at this time of year. Constant scratching, biting and licking are sure signs of a skin allergy, a more common ailment than one might think. Allergies cause great discomfort to your pets,  leaving them with bald, bleeding patches and raised bumps or blisters on the skin. What […]



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Rabbits get fat too: help yours to slim down


Rabbits, like dogs and cats, are prone to obesity. Rabbits that are obese are not able to function normally because of their large size and body fat percentage. Although certain breeds of rabbit, including the dwarf rabbit, are more at risk for obesity because of their shorter stature and inactivity, obesity occurs most often among […]



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An essential holiday checklist for pet owners


Making a holiday checklist now might sound a bit premature if you’re only going away in December but planning for your pets takes longer than you think. There are some things you simply can’t leave until those final few days before departure. If your pets are going to boarding kennels, there is a lot of […]



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If your pet’s behaving badly, he may be bored


Your pet’s behaving badly, tearing up the furniture or chewing your shoes. You don’t know why. He has food, shelter, a warm bed and plenty  of love. But how often do you play with your dog or cat? Are they simply ‘there’; part of the household that is fed and offered shelter but otherwise ignored. […]



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