Rabbits are popular pets, as they are generally affectionate and playful, and bond quickly with their owners. They are active in the mornings and early evenings, and are therefore appropriate pets for people who work during the day. Rabbits require a balanced herbivorous diet of hay, fresh vegetables, greens and controlled amounts of fruit and… Continue reading Caring for your Rabbit – Part Two
Rabbits are popular pets, as they are generally affectionate, playful, and bond quickly with their owners. They are active in the mornings and early evenings, and are therefore appropriate pets for people who work during the day. They are intelligent animals and need attention and mental stimulation. Environmental enrichment for rabbits is a must and… Continue reading Caring for your pet rabbit – Part One
At Orange Grove Vet we know how much you care for your pets & we know how much you love to spoil them! That’s why we stock a range of products aimed at enhancing your pets lives! To help find your pooch the perfect present, here are our five favourite products for your dog! 1 –… Continue reading Orange Grove Vet’s Five Favourite products for your pets – Part One
As pet owners, we tend to ignore one area of pet care that is important to your pet’s general well being – deworming. From birth to old age, all animals (including humans) come into contact with parasites that can, if untreated, be the cause of health problems. Common types of internal parasites which our pets… Continue reading Internal Parasites & Deworming your Pet
My response is there may never be a right time to bring home a puppy or kitten, only the right reasons. What do I mean by right reasons? Well here are some examples of the wrong reasons to get a puppy or kitten: My child’s birthday is coming up and he or she is nagging me to get… Continue reading When is it the right time for a new puppy or kitten?
The importance of vaccinating our pets One cannot stress enough the importance of vaccinating our pets. It is the only way to prevent our pets from contracting many serious diseases. By vaccinating from around 6 weeks of age, young animals build an immunity to contagious diseases such as parvovirus (dogs) and feline panleukopenia (cats). This immunity insures… Continue reading Why vaccinate your pets?
Just as in humans, as our pets grow older, so signs of aging start to creep into their everyday lives. One of the common ailments in older pets is osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is defined as inflammation of a joint. In older animals, we classify it as degenerative joint disease or DJD, which is the permanent and… Continue reading Caring for your senior pet