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Heart warming story of Rescue dog, Kelsey & her miracle puppy, Niles.

Over the past six weeks, staff at Orange Grove Vet have been witness to & a part of the trials & tribulations of Kelsey, a cross breed female who was adopted by the Lipchick family in December 2017. Like many rescue dogs, Kelsey’s history is one of terrible abuse. By the time she was adopted […]

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The Dangers of Parvovirus in Puppies & Dogs

Parvovirus is a potentially fatal & highly contagious viral infection which affects dogs. Parvovirus is particularly dangerous to puppies who are at a higher risk if not sufficiently vaccinated. The symptoms of parvovirus start as a loss of appetite & progress to vomiting & diarrhoea, which often becomes bloody & foul smelling, The virus attacks […]

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Why vaccinate your pets?

The importance of vaccinating our pets One cannot stress enough the importance of vaccinating our pets. It is the only way to prevent our pets from contracting many serious diseases. By vaccinating from around 6 weeks of age, young animals build an immunity to contagious diseases such as parvovirus (dogs) and feline panleukopenia (cats). This immunity insures […]

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Coping with noise phobia in cats and dogs

Cats are not fond of loud noises and can get skittish about gunshots or sudden claps of thunder, but it’s mainly dogs who suffer – and who show their fears by shaking, shivering or trying to hide. The fear of loud noises is amongst the more stubborn behaviour problems that veterinarians treat. With a little […]

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VAACCS Blood donation drive at Orange Grove Vet

Orange Grove Vet in conjunction with Dr Kenneth Joubert from VAACCS Blood Bank, hosted our first blood donation day on Friday 15 December 2017. The day was a great success and we had eight super heroes ranging from German Shepherds, Labradors, cross breeds and a Boerboel, donating blood! VAACCS (Veterinary Anaesthesia Analgesia and Critical Care […]

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Why pet owners need to start taking periodontal disease more seriously!

Periodontal disease is the most common clinical condition occurring in adult dogs and cats, and is entirely preventable.  By three years of age, most dogs and cats have some evidence of periodontal disease. Unfortunately, other than bad breath, there are few signs of the disease process evident to the owner, and professional dental cleaning and […]

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