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Making the compassionate decision: When is pet euthanasia the kinder choice?

Pets have a special place in our hearts, filling our lives with unconditional love, companionship, and joy. As responsible pet owners, we strive to provide them with the best possible care throughout their lives. However, there may come a time when we are faced with the difficult decision of whether pet euthanasia is the more…
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How to look after your senior horse and ensure their quality of life

When our beloved horses become older, whether they are still active or starting to “retire” from their previously active lifestyle, they definitely deserve to enjoy their golden years with all the comfort and care we can offer them. Many horses can live well into their 20s or 30s with good health care and while senior…
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What makes the bond between pet and human so special?

Anyone who has ever loved their pet does not need a scientist to tell them that a special bond can exist between humans and animals. The connection between people and their pets is a unique relationship that brings so much love, happiness and fun to our lives. The human-animal bond has existed through the ages…
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7 thoughtful ways to honour your pet’s memory

Nothing can ever prepare you for the loss of a beloved pet, whether they pass away suddenly or due to old age, saying goodbye will always be painful. Although humans have many rituals for mourning the loss of a loved one, there are no specific traditions for mourning the death of a pet. So pet…
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How to keep your pets happy and safe over the Festive Season

The holidays are “the season to be jolly” and celebrate with your loved ones, but it can also be a stressful and potentially dangerous time for your pets. How do we make sure our furry friends are staying safe? Whether you have a dog, cat or other pet, these simple tips will ensure everyone has…
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5 Ways to Maintain Your Senior Dog’s Quality of Life

We all remember that time when we first brought our dog home! A cute ball of energy, full of mischief, curiously exploring the world, chewing everything and bouncing up and down with excitement at the prospect of going for a walk. As our dogs gets older, though, this changes and they are ready to go…
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August 2022

In April 2022, it was announced that South Africa is currently battling 56 outbreaks cases of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD). Farms in the Free State, KwaZulu Natal, Limpopo, North West and Gauteng are effected.
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July 2022

The importance of biodiversity and its role in emerging infectious disease. Population, ecological, and behavioural changes that increase contact with wildlife exacerbate the emergence of these pathogens.
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June 2022

Recently alarm has been raised in the Cape Flats and Southern Suburbs due to an increase in laboratory-confirmed cases of feline panleukopenia. This viral and often fatal disease is extremely infectious.
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