Tag Archives: health

Crabs found dead and dying at cargo facility

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) was alerted to a shipment of approximately 5,300 crabs that had been left in the sun at a cargo facility at O R Tambo International Airport, and were either dead or dying, and infested ...

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Should my dog sleep indoors when it’s cold?

The temperatures are cooling down as we approach winter. While you are snuggled warmly and cozy inside, where is your dog? If you wonder whether he should be inside or outside in the cold – consider these 10 points: Consider ...

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Prevent your pet from suffering from heatstroke

Our pets can suffer from heat just as much as we can in the hot summer months; some dog breeds even more than others. It is our responsibility to ensure that our pets are not exposed to the elements that ...

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Vaccinating 100 dogs for World Rabies Day

International World Rabies Day is on the 28th of September and this year, the Mdzananda Animal Clinic based in Khayelitsha, aims to vaccinate 100 dogs on the day. The clinic will be hosting a mass vaccination day where pets of ...

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Veterinary physiotherapist applications open to register with SAVC

The South African Veterinary Council (SAVC) recently announced that the veterinary -and para-veterinary professions are welcoming new para-veterinary professionals on board as veterinary physiotherapists. The council requested that applications for registration or authorisation need to be submitted as soon as ...

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Human food for pets: the good and the bad

We are often advised not to share our food with our pet. But, are there human foods that our pets can benefit from? Dr Anne Fraser of the Ladybrand Dierekliniek gave us a breakdown of the effects of certain human ...

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Q&A: How do I keep my pet calm from loud storms and fireworks?

Q. The holiday season sees an increase in storms and the use of fireworks. How do I keep my pet calm? A. Startling at loud noises is a normal survival mechanism for animals, because loud noises are often associated with danger. ...

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