When a pet owner brings their animal in to the vet with a firm, raised, angry red bump on the pet’s leg or ankle, complaining that the animal (a dog more often than a cat) won’t stop licking at it, … Read more
The Covid-19 pandemic has swept the world into unchartered waters. As humans and as veterinarians, we are trying to adapt to the ‘new abnormal’, which requires navigating between providing the best care to our animal patients and ensuring the safety … Read more
The vestibular system
The vestibular system is the body’s ‘balance messenger’ – giving mammals (including humans and pets) key sensory information that allows us to stay upright and properly orientated in the world. The vestibular system is made up of … Read more
Date: Mon 6 Apr 2020
From: Dr. Paul P. Calle
On Friday 3 April 2020, qPCR testing for SARS-Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) on duplicate nasal and oropharyngeal swabs and tracheal wash samples from a 4-year-old female Malayan tiger with respiratory signs living … Read more
Perde koliek beteken pyn van die abdominale area of maag. Koliek kan onder andere veroorsaak word deur wurms, swak dieët, tekort aan goeie kwaliteit ruvoer, impaksies, gas en wanneer dele van die dermkanaal draai of skuif na ‘n abnormale posisie … Read more
Honde word met 28 melktande gebore en katte met net 26 tande. Teen 6-maande word honde se 28 tande deur 42 permanente tande vervang en katte het dan 30 permanente tande. As die melktande nie soos normaal uitval nie, lei … Read more
Thanks to the nationwide lockdown, we’ll all be spending the next three weeks in the constant company of our furry friends. As the days go by, you may notice some behaviours or signs in your dog that you haven’t noticed … Read more
Thanks to the nationwide lockdown, we’ll all be spending the next three weeks in the constant company of our furry friends. As the days go by you may start noticing some behaviours or signs in your cat that you haven’t … Read more
Now that the coronavirus has hit South Africa's shores, and several people have been confirmed to have the disease, COVID-19, there are many pet owners who are concerned about how COVID-19 will affect them and their pets.
Coronavirus disease … Read more
What is separation anxiety?
Separation anxiety is a state of distress experienced by a dog or a cat (for our purposes) upon anticipation and/or the realisation of having been left behind by (separated from) the owner and/or other household members … Read more