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What does your pet mean to you? With Penny Badenhorst, Orange Grove Vet receptionist

We asked Penny Badenhorst, our receptionist to tell us about her menagerie of cats and dogs. Here is what she had to say: “Currently, I have two dogs, Benjamin and Mello, and three cats, Tikki, Snickers, and Peppa. Most of my pets are rescues, all excepting my crazy Chocolate Labrador, Mello. They have all found […]

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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’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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