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Hip Dysplasia

Hip Dysplasia is a reasonably common condition affecting many different breeds of dogs ,these including Labradors, Golden Retrievers, Mastiffs, Boer bull’s, German Shepherds and Rottweiler’s.The primary cause of Hip Dysplasia is laxity within the hip joint, causing an early degeneration of the cartilage ... 

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Recommended Vaccination Schedules

Recently there has been some discussion as to whether annual vaccinations are necessary. Although some components of the annual vaccine will last for 3 years in a normal challenge environment, other parts will not. Every pet responds differently to a vaccine and it is our recommendation therefore...

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Neutering or Spaying

The main reason for spaying or neutering your pet is to prevent unwanted pregnancies and to reduce antisocial behaviour. There are good reasons as to why and when you should have this procedure done and as always there are a few complications.

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Spirocerca Lupi: The Facts

Spirocerca Lupi is a worm that is becoming more common in South Africa’s summer rainfall areas. An infection of Spirocerca lupi will cause an invariably fatal disease of the oesophagus in DOGS, if left untreated. Symptoms include increased salivation, repeated swallowing and gagging, regurgitation, fever ...

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Rabies

Rabies is a highly infectious viral disease of most mammals. The main route of transmission in man is through contact with the saliva of a rabid dog. One does not need to be bitten to become infected. The virus can infect you through contact with mucous membranes, abrasions and cuts. Rabies is invariably fatal if left untreated.

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