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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 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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