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Common household items that are poisonous to pets


Common household items that are poisonous to pets include everything from foodstuffs to vitamins. These are the top 10 items you need to keep out of your pet’s reach. Chocolate Chocolate tops the list—and for good reason! Chocolate is prevalent in our homes, and unfortunately, just as popular with dogs as it is with us. […]



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Diabetes in cats: what you need to know


Diabetes in cats is a relatively common condition but it is quite manageable and your cat can lead a good quality of life. Here’s what you need to know: What is diabetes? Diabetes mellitus is a condition that develops when the body doesn’t produce enough insulin or the insulin that is produced isn’t sufficient enough […]



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Fat cats: how to keep their weight down


Fat cats may look cute and cuddly but the reality is that if a cat is just a kilogram or so over its ideal weight, it’s at risk for developing some serious medical conditions. When a cat is overweight or obese, it’s not a question of if it will develop a related illness, but rather […]



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Wobblers disease: a story of hope


Wobblers disease, or cervical spondylomyelopathy (CSM), is a disease of the cervical spine (at the neck) that is commonly seen in large and giant-breed dogs like Great Danes, Rottweilers, Dobermans and Bassets. It is characterised by compression of the spinal cord and/or nerve roots, which leads to neurological signs and/or neck pain. The term Wobblers disease […]



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Dog parks: how to enjoy them safely and comfortably


Dog parks are a popular feature of South African suburbs. They’re green spaces where dogs can enjoy exercise and socialising with other dogs and people.  Dog parks can be wonderful places, but they aren’t meant for everybody. Let’s look at why this is and also review some etiquette. Dog parks when they’re good Everyone loves […]



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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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My dog is urinating in the house: what’s the problem?


My male dog has recently started urinating in the house. He urinates in the same spot, lifting his leg on a cabinet I only recently bought. He is doggy-door trained so he is able to go outside to pee whenever he wants. I have cleaned both the cabinet and floor with bleach and vinegar and […]



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Welcoming our newest donkey friend, Popeye


Welcoming a donkey into the EberVet Petcare Group is always a special occasion, but this one is particularly special because Popeye’s story is one with a very happy ending. The EberVet Petcare Group sponsors seven donkeys at Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary in McGregor but recently one of our favourites, Thabo, had to be euthanased. Annemarie at […]



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Thyroid problems in cats: what to look out for


Thyroid problems in pets is quite common, though how cats and dogs are affected can be quite different.   Dogs commonly suffer from hypothyroidism https://www.ebervet.com/hypothyroidism-i…-to-recognise-it/ while in cats, hyperthyroidism, or high hormone levels, is more common. The most obvious difference between the two is that dogs with hypothyroidism become lethargic and put on weight, while cats with […]



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Hypothyroidism in dogs: how to recognise it


Hypothyroidism in dogs is a relatively common condition. Some breeds, like Golden Retrievers and Dobermans, are at higher risk as are middle-aged dogs and dogs that have been sterilised. At Country Animal Clinic our resident dog Bobo had been gaining a significant amount of weight over the last year (7kg) and her coat had become […]



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