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Troeteldier Raad

  • Maak altyd seker dat jou nuwe klein hondjie of katjie die gepaste inentings gekry het vir die relevante siektes van die omgewing.
  • Net omdat jou troeteldier vir jou soos 'n kind is, maak dit hom/haar nie 'n mens nie. Hulle fisiologie verskil en daarom het hulle die beste, gebalanseerde troeteldier voeding nodig vir 'n lang gesonde lewe.
  • Menslike pyn pille is skadelik vir diere. Disprin brand maagsere en Panado's veroorsaak lewerskade. Moenie dit vir jou diere gee nie.
  • Vra altyd die geleerdes. Moet nie kwakke raad vra oor jou diere se gesondheid nie. Vra jou veearts. Net omdat iemand 20 jaar getroud is, beteken dit nie hulle is 'n ginekoloog nie. Net so is iemand wat al lank diere teel nie 'n veearts of kenner van diergesondheid nie.



Kan Dokter my hond se stert vir my afsit?

A: Stertjies afsit (kaudektomie) is sedert 1 Julie 2008 'n onetiese prosedure vir veeartse verklaar. Enige iemand anders dan 'n veearts wat 'n chirugiese prosedure op 'n dier uitvoer, kan van diere mishandeling aangekla word.


Hoeveel keer per dag moet my troeteldier kos kry?

A: As dit moontlik is, gee hulle 3 keer per dag kos. Anders 'n minimum van 2 etes. Dit hou hulle energie vlakke stabiel en keer dat hulle nie alles verorber wat hulle in die hande kry.



Pet advice


  • Always make sure that your pet is immunised against the prevailing diseases of the area.
  • Just because you love your pet like a child, you cannot feed and treat him/her as a human. Their physiology differs and they need the best perfectly balanced pet nutrition for a long healthy life.
  • Human painkillers are harmful for pets. Disprins cause gastric ulsers and Panado's cause liver failure. Don't give it to your pets.
  • Always ask the expert. Do not ask quacks about your pets health. Ask your veterinarian. Being married for 20 years does not make someone a gynaecologist. Just as breeding animals does not make you an expert on animal health.




Will the veterinarian dock my puppy's tail?

A: Tail docking (caudectomy) is declared an unethical procedure since 1 July 2008. Any person that is not a veterinarian and does a surgical procedure on any animal can be prosecuted for animal cruelty.


How often should I feed my pet?

A: If possible 3 times a day. If this is not possible a minimum of 2 meals a day should be given. This keeps your pets energy levels stable and they wont gulp down everything they see.


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From Kitten to Cat

Kitten Behaviour

Tiny fuzz-balls of cuteness - the perfect description for every kitten. We cannot resist them creeping into our hearts. 

You have brought your new kitten home and realise it is dependent on you for its every need. For the kitten, the world is huge, brand new and can be a bit scary. Every sight, sound, smell, person and animal are a new experience. These first experiences are likely to influence their future behaviour.

My cat has suddenly gone lame in her hindquarters and seems to be in a lot of pain

Feline Aortic Thromboembolism

What is Feline Aortic Thromboembolism?

Feline Aortic Thromboembolism (ATE) is a condition in cats where a big blood clot settles and blocks the main artery (the aorta) running from the heart to the cat’s hind legs.  The clot typically settles near the pelvis, where the aorta divides into the two main arteries that extend into the legs.

My cat's eyes are swollen and teary

Conjunctivitis in Cats

What is conjunctivitis?

Conjunctivitis is the inflammation of the conjunctiva. The conjunctiva is the thin semi-transparent mucous membrane lining the inside of the eyelids, covering the third eyelid. This membrane attaches to the globe of the eye at the level of the sclera (the white part of the eye). The back end of the word conjunctivitis (– itis) refers to inflammation which is a defense mechanism of the body and means swelling, redness, increased heat to the local area because of an increase in blood flow to the affected area, and pain or discomfort. Conjunctivitis is a very common condition affecting our household cats.

There is something wrong with my dog's eyes

Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca - Dry eye

What is “dry eye?”

Keratocunjunctivitis Sicca (KCS) or dry eye as it is commonly known, is a condition found in humans and animals where the eyes do not produce enough tears or moisture for the eyeballs to stay moist and shiny.

Which animals are prone to dry eye?

The condition is common in dogs and rare in cats. Cats who do suffer from the condition tend to show fewer symptoms of eye problems than dogs.  Certain dog breeds are predisposed which include Cocker Spaniels, Bulldogs, West Highland White Terriers, Lhasa Apsos and Shih Tzus.

My dog has what looks like a red cherry stuck in the corner of its eye

Cherry eyes in pets

Introduction to cherry eye

A cherry eye is a non-life-threatening condition that occurs in dogs, and less often in some cat breeds.  It is an extremely descriptive term, as one can see an oval, bright red swelling in the inside corner of an affected dog’s or cat’s eye, resembling a cherry. As a pet owner one can easily become quite alarmed by seeing this, but fortunately, it only causes slight irritation to the dog initially and you will have time to attend to it and take your animal to the vet before the condition gets out of hand. It is never a good idea to just leave it be. The condition tends to occur more commonly in younger dogs and cats, usually between the ages of 2 and 6 years.

My dog's nose seems to be all clogged up and hard and he is not well at all

Distemper in dogs

Following recent outbreaks of Distemper (Hondesiekte in Afrikaans) in Kwa Zulu Natal and Gauteng, it is important to have an understanding of this disease which is fatal in half of all cases of dogs that contract the disease.

My pet injured its eye!

Trauma to the eye- eyelids and cornea

Just like in people, the eye of a dog or cat is a delicate structure that can be affected by a huge number of different conditions. This article will cover trauma to the eyelids, third eyelid and cornea.

Anatomy of dogs and cats eyes

The eye of the dog and cat is very similar in structure to the human eye but there are one or two differences. Both a cat and dog’s eye is globoid (round) in shape. The part of the eye exposed to the outside is protected by the eyelids and eyelashes, just as in people. The cornea is the see-through part of the eye. It is a thin layer, allowing light to pass through the pupil and lens to the back of the eye.  The white of the eye is known as the sclera. The conjunctiva is the pink part of the eye that can be seen between the eyelids and the eyeball. Dogs and cats both have an extra membrane, known as the third eyelid or nictitating membrane.  This membrane can be seen in the inner angle of the eye and sometimes it can cover most of the eye, particularly following trauma. 

The vet could not cure my pet!

Owner Compliance and the Role you as an Owner Play

First things first, there are always 3 parties to any veterinary consultation: The vet, the pet and the one often overlooked, the owner. For any veterinary treatment to be successful at least two of the three parties, namely the vet and the owner, are pivotal to the success of any intervention. As an owner, you are the eyes and ears of the vet in the home environment and most importantly no one knows your pet the way you do. The truth is we the vet cannot do their job without you. I am sure many have heard the saying that vets have it harder because their patients don’t talk, they can’t tell the vet what is wrong, or where it hurts. It is for this reason that a vet will require every bit of additional information they can get from you, the owner. Animals are as biologically complicated as people, in fact, most medical ailments affecting people can affect animals.

My dog is really getting old

Geriatric dogs - The senior years

Taking your elderly dog to the vet for an annual check-up can sometimes feel like a waste of time and a big inconvenience to the pet involved. The stress involved and the difficulty of transporting a big elderly dog, which is not so mobile anymore, may make you wonder if it is really necessary. The answer is a very big YES!

At what age exactly are dogs considered geriatric? You may find different views on the internet and as with humans, it does depend to a large degree on the individual animal. Some humans are sprightly and active at age 75 and others are tired and sickly at age 60. The same applies to dogs but there is a general consensus that small breed dogs generally have a longer life span than medium and large breed dogs. Giant Breeds are considered geriatric at the early age of 6 to 7 years, whereas breeds are only regarded as geriatric when approaching ten to twelve years of age.  The aim of an annual check-up for an adult dog is not just to update the vaccinations, but to give the veterinarian an opportunity to evaluate the dog’s general health and pick up any problems that might have gone unnoticed by the owner. The broad generalisation is that for each one year a human ages, a dog will age the equivalent of 7 years. If you look at it in this light, it will make sense that in older dogs, regular check-ups, as in humans, are vital. The vet will also ask the owner a series of questions to establish how the animal is doing at home. Things to start looking out for when an animal gets older is a loss of appetite, losing weight, struggling to get up and move around, as usual, drinking and urinating more than usual, and general signs like vomiting and diarrhoea.

My cat is really getting old

Geriatric Cats - The senior years

Due to improvements in nutrition, veterinary and home care, cats are living a lot longer than they did twenty to thirty years ago. In the past when a cat reached the age of 13 years old, we believed them to be really old. This is definitely no longer the case. We see several cats that are now reaching ages in excess of twenty years. Cats also tend to age a lot more gracefully than dogs and so it is not always easy to tell when they are starting to struggle or are showing signs of illness.  

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