Archive for the ‘Vets Corner’ Category

Why dogs & cats eat grass

The following article is originally from the Sandton SPCA website – all credit to them.   If you are fortunate to have a dog or cat in your home you have probably seen them eating grass at some stage. We know wolves, tigers and other wild canines and felines eat grass too.  What we don’t know for sure is why they eat grass. It’s likely that...

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Dogs in Cars

Dogs in Cars

This was emailed to me this week – its a scanned in flyer of an old KUSA article…

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VETS CORNER – First Aid in Dogs

VETS CORNER – First Aid in Dogs

First Aid in Dogs First aid is emergency treatment administered to an injured or sick person/animal before professional medical care is available. The idea of this article is not to give you ways to treat your animal and avoid going to a vet but rather to give you some basics so that you can make it to the vet. Basic animal welfare like vaccinations, deworming,...

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Kennel Cough

Hi Guys…   there seems to be a bit of an outbreak of Kennel Cough in Gauteng at the moment… Dogs don’t cough like humans… they make a retching sound, like something is stuck in their throat please note that vaccination against Kennel Cough is NOT standard with your annual vaccinations, and you need to ASK your vet to vaccinate against...

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Exspot Tick and Flea Control for sale at Gauteng Hunts

Exspot Tick and Flea Control for sale at Gauteng Hunts

Price is R70 for a packet which is 1 treatment for dogs over 15 kg and 2 treatments for dogs under 15kg. You can collect them from any Gauteng Hunts, from Carolyn  

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ExSpot for sale at Gauteng Hunts

Hi All,   remember that ExSpot is for sale at the Gauteng Hunts… treat your dogs against ticks and fleas! R60 for a packet which will treat a dog over 15kg once or a dog under 15kg for two treatments

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Dental Disease & care – Some Veterinary info

Dental Disease & care – Some Veterinary info

One of our members of the JHB Beagle Club is a vet, and has kindly written some articles regarding dogs’ health for us for the website… I will be posting a new article every once in a while – so please keep a look out for it, have a read, and circulate to your animal loving friends       Dental disease and care For interest sake, puppies...

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Healthy Snacks for dogs – Some Veterinary info

Healthy Snacks for dogs – Some Veterinary info

One of our members of the JHB Beagle Club is a vet, and has kindly written some articles regarding dogs’ health for us for the website… I will be posting a new article every once in a while – so please keep a look out for it, have a read, and circulate to your animal loving friends       Snacks & Begging Rewarding your pet We all like...

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Spirocerca lupi – The “worm in the throat” – Some Veterinary info

Spirocerca lupi – The “worm in the throat” – Some Veterinary info

    Compiled by: Dr Liesel van der Merwe, Valley Farm Animal Hospital, Pretoria.   Spirocerca lupi – The “worm in the throat” A worm called Spirocerca lupi is becoming more common in South Africa’s summer rainfall areas, leading to an almost endemic situation. This worm lives in the dog’s oesophagus where it forms a nodule. Many...

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Some Veterinary info on STERILISATION

Some Veterinary info on STERILISATION

One of our members of the JHB Beagle Club is a vet, and has kindly written some articles regarding dogs’ health for us for the website… I will be posting a new article every few weeks – so please keep a look out for it, have a read, and circulate to your animal loving friends   ***     To sterilise or not to sterilise…an easy question...

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