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Exercise is essential for pets


Exercise may seem like something pets do naturally but the truth is, like us, even dogs and cats can become inactive and lazy if not encouraged to get up and move. Coupled with high calorie snacking, this makes them susceptible to a range of series diseases like diabetes and joint ailments. About half of the pets […]



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Rabbits as pets: what you need to know


Rabbits as pets seem hugely appealing, especially at Easter when shops are inundated with fluffy bunny toys and pictures of cute baby rabbits. However, bunny ownership can be challenging as they have special needs to keep them healthy and happy. Because of this up to 90% of bunnies bought at Easter as pets end up […]



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Pets and sunburn: a real risk


Pets can’t get sunburn because they have fur, right? Wrong. Pets do suffer from sunburn, especially those with pink skin and short coats or white ears and pink noses. Pets that have  recently had a summer cut or have been shaved for surgery are also at higher risk. Hairless breeds like Sphynx and Mexican Hairless […]



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Veterinarian Dr Pol accused of negligence


Veterinarian Dr Pol, star of the hugely popular TV show ‘The Incredible Dr Pol’, has been placed on professional probation for negligence. American veterinarian Jan Pol, 77, who claims to have attended to more than 20 000 animals, was accused of negligence after performing surgery on a dog and when treating a wounded horse. A […]



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Pets endangered by domestic violence


Pets endangered by domestic violence are more common than we think. Pets living in homes where domestic violence occurs are at high risk of being injured and abused. According to a recent US study, nearly half all domestic violence victims remain in abusive relationships because they fear what may happen to their pets if they’re left […]



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Tummy trouble: how to help your pet


Tummy trouble is a generic term used to describe a host of gastro-intestinal ailments which can be mild or serious. Symptoms vary from vomiting to diarrhoea and loss of appetite or constipation. What’s causing my pet’s tummy trouble? Acute gastroenteritis This is very common and is characterised by sudden vomiting and diarrhoea. This is usually […]



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7 common pet poisons to watch out for


Poison is not necessarily labelled ‘danger’ or marked with an ‘x’. In fact, many of the poisons that are most dangerous to pets are common household items like human medication and plants. If your pet starts drooling, frothing, convulsing, vomiting, crying, has difficulty breathing, won’t eat, stumbles or has pale gums, get him or her […]



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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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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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Why do some dogs bark more than others?


Why do some dogs bark more than others is a question that plagues most dog owners, or neighbours of dog owners. Your dog is fine when you’re at home but the moment you go out, he barks non-stop. You know because your angry neighbour has told you. Or maybe your dog barks when there is […]



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