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Smelling as fresh as a spring breeze

Smelling as fresh as a spring breeze
How to bath your pet
Human hygiene and animal hygiene are worlds apart. Whatever is considered to be clean for humans is totally something else for our pets. Dirt may easily be disguised in the thick (or thin) coat of a pet and only once the animal is washed...
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Fireworks and Thunderstorms and your pet

Fireworks and Thunderstorms and your pet
Anxiety Attacks in pets
Anxiety and angst is as much part of the animal world as it is of the human world. As humans, the way in which we manage stress and anxiety is largely related to our understanding of our environment and an interpretation of cause and effect. Un...
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New puppies and kittens - Part 3 of 3

New puppies and kittens - Part 3 of 3
Breeding with my dog or cat � Should I or should I not?
Nobody will dispute the cuteness of puppies or kittens. These adorable little creatures really pull at the heartstrings and appeal to young and old. However spending some time in a puppy or kitten shelter and seeing what undernourished or uncared...
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rabies

Frequently Asked Questions about Rabies
Rabies
How often must I vaccinate my dog? Puppies should be vaccinated at 3 months old with a booster vaccination required a month later and a booster given within 12 months of original vaccination. Thereafter animals who live in Rabies endemic areas like KwaZulu Nat...
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Rabies

Rabies
Important information about Rabies and who to prevent it
Rabies, a fatal disease of humans and all other mammals, is caused by a virus which has been associated with animal bites for more than 3 000 years and it is the oldest infectious disease known to medical science. Dogs have long been rec...
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New puppies and kittens - Part 2 of 3

New puppies and kittens - Part 2 of 3
Pregnancy, birth and aftercare
Gestation (Pregnancy) Dogs are on average pregnant for 63 days after fertilisation has taken place. It may be difficult to determine exactly when a bitch fell pregnant if multiple matings took place over a number of days and therefore pregnancy may seem to be longer tha...
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New puppies and kittens - Part 1 of 3

New puppies and kittens - Part 1 of 3
Heat and Mating in dogs and cats
Few things in life are cuter than a puppy or kitten! If you would like to let your dog or cat have a litter of puppies or kittens there are a number of things you need to know in preparation for the process. The Heat Period “Coming ...
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Urination problems in cats - Part 2 of 2

Urination problems in cats - Part 2 of 2
Territorial marking and Urine elimination
In part 1 of this article we looked at the difference between urine marking and inappropriate elimination in cats, and urine marking was discussed in more depth. In this article we will look at the reasons for inappropriate elimination as well as the diagnosis and treatment of both inappropriate ...
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Urination problems in cats - Part 1 of 2

Urination problems in cats - Part 1 of 2
Territorial marking and Urine elimination
Ask any cat owner and they will tell you that cats are not just small little dogs. So naturally a fair amount of the medical problems cats suffer from are unique to this species. In this two-part series we are going to explore o...
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Getting the most from your visit to the vet

Getting the most from your visit to the vet
Visit to the vet
Everybody wants value for money. No one will deny that it is no different when taking your pets to the vet. We love our four legged and feathered friends dearly, but like everything else in life, most of us have to budget for their expenses, and make sure we derive as much value out of a visit to...
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