Tag Archives: Dog Health

Q & A: Scooting dog

Q: My dog is scooting inside the house and outside in the garden. What could be wrong, and what can I do? A: Immediately take your dog to the vet, as it can potentially be serious. Some dogs may empty ...

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Q & A: Tongue talk

Q: What is a healthy colour for a dog’s tongue? A: Most dogs have pink tongues – Chow Chows and Shar Pei being the exceptions with black tongues. Pink tongues make it fairly easy to check for mouth disorder symptoms. ...

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No to human medication for pets

It is not unusual to overhear a conversation where informal advice is given as to what medicine to give your pets for so-called common ails. After all, we live in an age when information is readily available and time is ...

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Cannabis oil for pets – what to consider

With so much hype about the legal use of marijuana recently, we wanted to find out what effects it has on our pets, and whether it is a good idea to give it to them, or not. While there is ...

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Differences between ringworm and mange

Out of the blue you notice your dog scratching himself and upon closer investigation you notice he is losing patches of hair as well. You wonder whether it could be ringworm or mange. It doesn’t matter whether it is either ...

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Nutritional trends for highly active dogs

What do you feed your sporting dog? He may wolf down any brand of dog food, but is it what he needs as a canine athlete? For any dog owner – whether yours is a family pet, furbaby or a ...

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Investigating fat metabolism disorders in South African Mini Schnauzers

by Dr Anthony Zambelli, Sr Jodi Venter, Dr Kenneth Joubert Mini Schnauzers are the seventh most common breed in South Africa according to the Kennel Union of Southern Africa (KUSA) registration for the last few years. This popular, spirited and ...

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