ITCHY DOG? STOP THE ALLERGY CYCLE THIS SUMMER

ITCHY DOG? STOP THE ALLERGY CYCLE THIS SUMMER

If you are driven mad by your dog’s constant scratching, licking, itching and ear flapping this summer, you are not alone. Allergies are extremely common in dogs. More than half are caused by fleas and other...
Less stress for pets

LESS STRESS FOR YOUR PET

Like people, pets can become ill when anxious and stressed. In a study of stressed cats, symptoms (which included vomiting, lethargy and appetite loss) disappeared once stress levels normalised. Looking after...
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Four Weighty Mistakes Pet Owners Make

When it comes to managing our pets’ weight it seems South Africans have got a lot to learn; vets says that more than half the pets they see weigh more than is healthy. Veterinary nurse Sister Cindy du Preez...
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CATCH A KILLER – KIDNEY DISEASE IN PETS

Kidney disease is not only a problem for people. Chronic kidney disease is a serious health problem for dogs and the second leading cause of non-accidental death in cats (after cancer). By the time you notice...
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Healthy On The Inside Is Healthy On The Outside

A dog’s skin is their first line of defence against infection causing bacteria and parasites, it also helps retain moisture and regulate their temperature.   Rita Fernandes Pedigree® brand custodian, says...
immune system

Guarding Your Dog’s Immune System

One day your dog is leaping from pillar to post chasing his favourite toy, and the next he is lying lethargically on his bed not even giving it a second look. Your dog’s outside appearance may not always...

PUT A SPRING IN YOUR PET’S STEP THIS WINTER

Has your pet lost its bounce this winter? It may be suffering from arthritis. This painful joint disease is the most common cause of chronic pain in dogs and affects two-thirds of cats 12 years and older. The...