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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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Orange Grove Vet Pets donate blood this Mandela day!

Orange Grove Veterinary Hospital in partnership with Dr. Kenneth Joubert from VAACCS Blood Bank, hosted a blood donation drive in celebration of Mandela Day 2018! VAACCS (Veterinary Anaesthesia Analgesia and Critical Care Services) provides an essential service to veterinarians, providing plasma, platelets & red blood cells which are extracted from blood through a special centrifuge […]

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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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