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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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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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Monitoring Pets on Chronic Pain Medication

Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) are a group of drugs commonly used to treat dogs and cats with osteoarthritis. Examples of these drugs include Rimadyl, Onsior, Previcox, and Metacam. Osteoarthritis is defined as an inflammation of a joint and can lead to the progressive deterioration of the joint’s cartilage, termed as degenerative joint disease. […]

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Orange Grove Vet participates in its 4th Animal Allies Spay Day Campaign!

Over the past two months Orange Grove Vet has been running our very own pet sterilisation campaign. The campaign has focused on raising awareness among pet owners about the benefits of spaying and neutering their pets. One of the major benefits of sterilisation is eliminating the risk of unplanned litters in sterilised animals and therefore reducing the […]

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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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Which pet food diets are Beth Din approved during Passover.

Passover or Pesach, takes place this year from the 10th – 18 April 2017, and is a major Jewish festival celebrated around the world. During Passover, the consumption of leavened grains is forbidden. How does this have any bearing on our pets? For those observing the festival , it is important that their homes are free from […]

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