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Canine Distemper Virus

Canine Distemper Virus is a highly contagious virus, which is mainly transmitted between dogs via close contact. This virus is a Morbillivirus, closely related to the measles virus in humans. Various species of animals are susceptible to the virus, such as dogs, jackals, hyenas, ferrets, civets, genets, seals, dolphins, whales and even lions. The domestic…
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Feline Leukemia Virus, the silent killer

Feline Leukemia 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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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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