Tag Archives: cat health

Fear Free Veterinary Visit

A veterinary visit should be relaxing and not be scary for your pet. Anxiety can have negative effects on an already sick pet. Therefore, it is important to read the following steps to calm your anxious pet down. 1. Plan happy visits to our veterinary clinic. During this visit, your pet will get used to…
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Raw food, consider the risks

Many pet owners are searching for more natural pet food choices. Everyone wants to feed their pet a wholesome and appealing diet. Feeding every day, the same pelleted food is often seen as boring for the pet. A popular trend is to feed raw, meat-based diets. It is important to carefully weigh the advantages and…
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Feline Leukemia Virus, the silent killer

Feline Leukaemia Virus (FeLV) is a highly contagious virus that can be prevented by correctly vaccinating your cat.   1 FeLV is a virus that is transmitted between cats via infected saliva and blood. The cats are most often infected with FeLV through fight wounds, mutual grooming and even from sharing food and water dishes. Kittens…
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Toxic plants that can poison your dog or cat

Many plants can result in life threatening situations if your pet consumes them. In this article the most common South African plants are discussed. 1 Cycads are commonly found in the SA gardens. All parts of the plant are potentially poisonous; however, the highest amount of toxin is found in the seeds. Gastro-intestinal signs will…
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Everyday foods that can poison your pets

Did you know that there is a number of everyday human foods that can result in life-threatening situations if your pet consumes them? We have compiled a list for you to be aware of what to keep away from your furry friend and who knows, you might just save their life. 1 Bakers chocolate, dark…
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The Critical Role of Vaccinations

Vaccinations are of critical importance in your pet’s lifetime, through providing protection against highly contagious diseases, often fatal diseases. This article discusses 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. His own defences are gradually…
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