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Vaccinate your pets this World Rabies Day!

World Rabies Day occurs annually on the 28th of September. The goal of the day is to raise awareness surrounding the rabies epidemic which affects the lives of both humans and animals globally. It is estimated that every day more than 5.5 billion people are at risk from rabies. Rabies is a viral disease which […]

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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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What is Kennel Cough (canine tracheobronchitis)?

Kennel cough (infectious canine tracheobronchitis), is a highly infectious respiratory disease affecting dogs of all ages. Kennel cough, is contracted when dogs come into contact with other infected dogs as a result of the spread by droplets of mucous. High risk environments include boarding kennels, dog shows, grooming parlours and parks. The symptoms typically characterised […]

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Orange Grove Vet participates in our 6th Animal Allies Spay Day Campaign

For the sixth year running, Orange Grove Veterinary Hospital participated in non-profit organisation, Animal Allies’, annual Spay Day campaign. The month long campaign which begins on the 26th of February (World Spay Day) aims to sterilise as many animals as possible from informal settlements in Gauteng. This year, three dogs Bruce, Max and Maxy, from […]

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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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