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Kennel Cough

12 Nov
Kennel cough

Kennel Cough is a highly contagious infectious disease of the respiratory tract in dogs. The disease is caused by two viruses and a bacterium that are spread via the air or direct contact with the nose and/or mouth of an affected dog.   What the disease does: A combination of Canine Parainfluenza virus, Canine Adenovirus-2 […]

Rabies

12 Nov
Rabies

Rabies is a fatal disease which is caused by a virus and can affect all mammals, including humans. The virus is spread via saliva and is transmitted by bite wounds.   What the virus does: After the virus has been transmitted by a bite wound, it replicates in the tissues around the bite wound and […]

Canine Distemper

12 Nov
Distemper

Canine Distemper is a highly contagious disease which is caused by a virus. It spreads via the air from respiratory secretions or via direct contact with the urine, feaces or even skin of an infected dog. The virus can also be spread from a bitch to her unborn puppies via the placenta.  It affects mainly […]

Vaccinations for dogs and cats

12 Nov
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Vaccinations have through the years been proven to provide successful disease prevention and some diseases have even been eradicated due to stringent vaccination protocols. Our pets are exposed to several potentially serious diseases that can even cause death, but that can be prevented by regular vaccinations.   Dogs: WAHG advises the following vaccination protocol for […]

Animal rehabilitation therapy

28 Aug
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Animal rehabilitation therapy benefits a variety of conditions from preventative therapy to post-operative recovery and maintenance therapy. Treatments rely on scientific and evidence based techniques and tools.   Small animals, dogs and cats mainly, can be treated after surgery to enhance recovery and full use of the body or limb. Surgical cases that benefit from […]

Dental care for pets

17 Aug
dental care

We all love when our pets are happy and healthy. We also love to be close to them, but sometimes we feel like giving them a breath mint first! Dental health in our pets is something we often forget about. We brush our teeth every day, but what about our pets? There are natural defence […]

Bandage care

02 Oct
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When your pet is discharged with a bandage, please keep the following information in mind. The bandage has a very important function to fulfill and therefore needs proper care in order to accomplish that function. The function of bandages: Prevent swelling Relieve pain Decrease/stop bleeding Immobilise the limb in the case of a fracture Keep […]