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My dog has constipation; what can I do?


A dog with constipation is an unhappy dog, and constipation can become life-threatening if left untreated. Here’s how to help your pooch: How bad is it? Determining the severity of your dog’s constipation is essential for treatment. If your dog is in significant discomfort, is vomiting, won’t eat, hasn’t pooped for more than three days, […]



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How to give your pet a pill painlessly


Pet parents the world over experience the same stomach-churning anxiety when it comes to giving medication to their dogs and cats. You know you’re in for a fight and that you, the parent, are likely to come off worst. Giving oral medication to a cat or dog is a huge challenge but there are simple ways […]



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What your pet wants (and deserves) for Valentine’s Day


Valentine’s Day is not traditionally linked to pets but we like to think of it as a reminder of how we, as pet owners, can properly show our pets how much we care. Pets don’t want to be wined and dined in fancy restaurants. They don’t want Valentine’s Day bunches of roses (unless they’re digging […]



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Heart disease and pets: how you can help


Heart disease is usually associated with human beings and many pet owners don’t realise their pets are at risk too. In fact, its one of the most common illnesses we see in companion animals. All breeds can be affected – though some are genetically pre-disposed – and the incidence increases dramatically with age. February is […]



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Bladder stones in cats: how to avoid them


Bladder stones in cats have myriad causes. Some breeds are pre-disposed to this condition, diet has a significant influence, and older cats are more likely to get them. Cats can develop bladder stones at any age. Some types of stones are more likely to form at different lifestages. The risk of developing calcium oxalate stones, for […]



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Microchipping: a magical cat story


If ever you’ve had doubts about microchipping your pet, this story will surely change your mind! It was 17 years ago that Mr Mistoffelees, a beautiful black cat living in Newlands, Cape Town, went for a walk and never came back. He was just two years old at the time. His owner, Natalie Morrissey, was […]



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Snakes and your dog: what you need to know


Dog owners are urged to be vigilant about snakes, particularly in the summer months when they are most active. Most dogs don’t understand that snakes can be deadly and will either attack a snake or at the very least try to sniff it or poke their nose down its hole. Snakes strike defensively so if […]



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Buttercup overcomes broken leg for her babies


Buttercup, a young mama cat from Firgrove near Somerset West, underwent leg surgery at our EberVet Pet Clinic after being knocked down by a car. The brave ginger has four kittens. A snapped humerus did little to deter Buttercup from caring for her kittens. In fact, in spite of the pain, Buttercup did  her very […]



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Sterilisation could save your pet’s life


Sterilisation is not something that dog owner Lloyd Schmidt ever considered for his German Shepherd, Helga. “I was brought up to believe you leave the dog as it is; as nature intended, and that you don’t sterilise,” he says, “especially as the dog never got out and was protected from other dogs.” Then Helga became […]



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Our new veterinarian, Dr Rosali Bruggemann


Having a dad as a veterinarian certainly helped Rosali Bruggemann map out her career. As a child she loved nothing more than helping him in his veterinary surgery in Margate, on the KwaZulu Natal South Coast. Her father still practices there. “As a result of my early childhood experiences, I came to love small animal […]



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