Category Archives: From the Vet’s Desk

Psittacine Beak And Feather Disease

Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease is a highly contagious viral disease occurring in birds. Cockatoos, African Grey parrots, Senegal or Meyer Parrots, Ring Neck Parakeets, and Lovebirds are especially susceptible. This disease rarely occurs in Macaws, however when the environmental contamination is very high then they are more susceptible to develop the disease. Young Macaws…
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Itching dogs

Many dogs suffer from an itchy skin. This itchiness can be triggered by a variety of causes. It is very important to follow a stepwise approach to eliminate the possible causes of the itching. The determination of the cause is a time-consuming process and sometimes the cause can never be found because multiple factors cause…
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What is the Parvo Virus? (Katgriep)

Parvo Virus infection, commonly called “katgriep,” is a disease that affects dogs. This virus affects the intestinal tract and causes vomiting, diarrhoea, and decreases the ability to fight infection. Puppies are especially susceptible, dogs older than three years are less susceptible. However, this dreadful disease can still occur in older dogs. How is it transmitted?…
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The Critical Role of Vaccinations

Vaccinations are of critical importance in your pet’s lifetime, by providing protection against highly contagious diseases, sometimes even fatal. This article explains why you should immunise your pet. 1. Puppies and kittens receive immunity from their mother. This protection is slowly lost between 4 to 12 weeks of age. Their own defences are gradually building…
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