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Hotspots in dogs: what causes them?


Hotspots in dogs are a common summer complaint and they can be frustrating to treat. A hotspot is the common name for a superficial moist dermatitis; anything that causes itchiness and inflammation of the skin or a small wound in the skin creates the environment for bacterial contamination. Even a slightly oozing sore can provide enough […]



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Cataracts in pets


Cataracts in pets occur for several reasons, the most common one being hereditary. Breeds like Cocker Spaniels, Labrador Retrievers, French Poodles and Boston Terriers are at higher risk. Cataracts: what are they? The function of the lens in the eye is to focus and refract light.   It is made of tissue fibres that with age […]



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Flat-faced pets have health challenges


Flat-faced pets have health challenges because of their unique, short-nosed faces and pop-out eyes, the very attributes that make them so attractive to pet owners.  Whether we’re talking Persian cats, Pugs, Pekingese or the currently hugely popular French bulldogs, flat-faced pets can be quite a challenge to care for. Known as brachycephalics, flat-faced or short-nosed […]



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Eye problems in pets: what to look out for


Eye problems in pet may go unnoticed, especially in busy and boisterous animals. If your pet is showing any of the following symptoms, he or she may have eye problems that necessitate a visit to the vet. Eye problems: symptoms Squinting or holding the eye closed (the eye is sore) More tearing than usual from […]



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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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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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Chemotherapy and pets: what to expect


Chemotherapy is something we generally associate with human cancer patients, not pets but when faced with your pet’s cancer diagnosis it is good to know exactly what chemotherapy can do for him or her. If chemotherapy is recommended for your pet, it’s natural that you’ll have questions and concerns. When do we recommend chemotherapy? How […]



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