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Orange Grove Vet’s Top 5 activities for your pet during lockdown

With South Africans asked to stay at home during the national lockdown, some pet owners may feel overwhelmed with being confined to their homes but also trying to keep their pets entertained during this period. Sadly, we have not been given permission to take our dogs for their much-anticipated walks or runs at the park […]

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Orange Grove Vet Emergency Consulting Protocols during National Lockdown

Dear valued client, We would like to assure our clients that during this difficult and unpredictable time, Orange Grove Veterinary Hospital will continue to provide emergency veterinary services for your pets. As an essential service gazetted by the South African government, we will stay open during the lockdown however, we have instituted strict protocols during this […]

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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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Spirocerca Lupi, the “silent killer” & the importance of regular deworming for our pets.

How often do you deworm your pets? Many pet owners will deworm once or twice a year; when in fact it is important to deworm your pets more regularly. There are a number of different species of endoparasites (worms) like roundworm, hook room, whipworm and tapeworm (carried by fleas) that can pose varying health risks […]

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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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