Why our pet’s kidneys should not be ignored!

One of the most overlooked aspects of our pets’ health is kidney or renal care. The kidneys perform a wide variety of important roles. They are involved in toxin removal, blood pressure control, aiding in the production of new red blood cell formation and electrolyte, pH and water balance. Fortunately, there is a considerable ‘reserve… Continue reading Why our pet’s kidneys should not be ignored!

The importance of sterilising your pet.

Millions of unwanted puppies and kittens are born each year. Many are born strays although the majority are born to household pets. Many owners allow their pets to breed, not because they wanted the offspring or could not find suitable homes for them, but because they thought, erroneously, that this was the correct procedure. There… Continue reading The importance of sterilising your pet.

Microchipping your pet – the importance of pet identification

Many pet owners assume that their pet will never stray or get lost. This is especially relevant during the holiday period when many families leave their pets at home while they are on vacation. Both cat and dogs enjoy routine and being with their human pack members. Therefore holidays can be a stressful time for them… Continue reading Microchipping your pet – the importance of pet identification

Understanding heart disease & congestive heart failure in pets.

When it comes to the health of our pets, the majority of pet owners take for granted that our pet’s heart is healthy and in perfect working order. However it is important to understand how the heart works and to recognise signs and symptoms of heart disease (cardiomyopathy) and congestive heart failure. How the heart… Continue reading Understanding heart disease & congestive heart failure in pets.

Celebrate World Rhino Day – 22 September 2016

A few months ago, during a quick weekend away to the Pilansberg Nature Reserve, I was ecstatic to get a glimpse of a White Rhino near the roadside while driving through the reserve. Within seconds the rhino disappeared into the bush after car travelling in the opposite direction disturbed it. Regardless, there is something  exhilarating about seeing a rhino… Continue reading Celebrate World Rhino Day – 22 September 2016

Preventing pesky parasites on your pets!

How often have you walked into your vet or vet shop and been asked when the last time you treated your pet against ticks & fleas? If your answer is “I can’t remember it was so long ago” or ” I think a couple months ago”, then continue reading this article. What are fleas? Fleas… Continue reading Preventing pesky parasites on your pets!

Mandela Day visit to Kitty & Puppy Haven

This year, Orange Grove Vet & Vet’s Pantry staff members visited Kitty & Puppy Haven in Midrand, Johannesburg to spend their 67 minutes for Mandela Day. Prior to the visit staff collected items to donate from the organisation’s wish list. The visit was not only educational but inspiring and staff were given a hands on… Continue reading Mandela Day visit to Kitty & Puppy Haven