With the recent advancements in veterinary care and nutrition, our pets are living longer, happier lives. Most pet owners understand the importance of early veterinary care & feeding a quality diet to their puppy or kitten. However less attention is given to their ageing dog or cat. In fact when asked if their pet is a… Continue reading Is your pet considered a “Senior Citizen”?
This year, Orange Grove Vet has selected Kitty & Puppy Haven as our Mandela Day Charity. In preparation of Mandela Day on the 18th of July, we are asking clients and friends of Orange Grove Vet to help donate much needed items which can be brought into Orange Grove Vet and will be delivered to… Continue reading Support our Mandela Day collection for Kitty & Puppy Haven 2016
In 2015, Orange Grove Vet joined up to support the Community Vet Clinics (CVC) annual Paw Print Fundraiser. Through the generosity of our staff and clients we raised R5000, which paid for 115 rabies vaccines for pets in disadvantaged communities. This year Orange Grove Vet will continue to support the CVC and we ask our… Continue reading Community Vet Clinics Annual Paw Print Fundraiser
Joint disease affects pets of all sizes and ages and is caused by a range of environmental and/or genetic/hereditary factors. The good news is that as pet owners, we can be proactive in the treatment and prevention of joint disease in our pets, helping them live a longer & happier lives! The common causes of osteoarthritis include: degeneration… Continue reading Arthritis and Joint disease in pets
Passover or Pesach, takes place this year from the 22nd – 30 April 2016, and is a major Jewish festival celebrated around the world. During Passover, the consumption of leavened grains is forbidden. How does this have any bearing on our pets? For those observing the festival , it is important that their homes are… Continue reading Which pet food diets are Beth Din approved during Passover.
Kennel cough (infectious canine tracheobronchitis), is a highly infectious respiratory disease affecting dogs of all ages. Kennel cough, is contracted when dogs come into contact with other infected dogs as a result of the spread by droplets of mucous. High risk environments include boarding kennels, dog shows, grooming parlours and parks. The symptoms typically characterised… Continue reading Kennel cough (canine tracheobronchitis) can be prevented!
On Thursday 10 March 2016, Orange Grove Vet staff were introduced to five special Powder Puff Chinese Crested dogs. These five dogs had recently been rescued from a backyard breeder, having been kept in horrific conditions for most of their lives. When our staff met these five special boys & girl, they had been brought… Continue reading Meet Tinkerbell, Puff, Charlie, Rock & Grumps!