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Seasonal allergies in pets

My dog is scratching and biting his skin more than usual, sneezing and has watery eyes – and it’s only the beginning of the season!

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Understand the life cycle of fleas

How can I get rid of my pet’s fleas once and for all?

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Eosinophilic granuloma complex in dogs and cats

My cat has a strange sore – almost like a fever blister – on her upper lip

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Acral lick granuloma

My pet does not stop licking his leg and has a huge sore where he licks

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SCRATCH SCRATCH SCRATCH – PART 2 OF 2

In the first part of this two part series we looked at the complexity of itching and scratching in pets and the fact that although the symptoms eventually manifest in the same way i.e. itching and scratching,  there could be many different causes for it. Itching or pruritis, as vets call it, can be described […]

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SCRATCH SCRATCH SCRATCH – PART 1 OF 2

Vets often hear this complaint in the examination room, where clients complain about the incessant itching and scratching of their pets. This is a more common complaint with dogs where the nightly thump, thump, thump of a hind limb hitting the floor keeps the owner and the dog awake for hours. If it is irritating […]

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THE INFALLIBLE FLEA

Fleas are the most common pests on our pets. The immature stages (larvae, pupae) can survive for a long time in crevices, sofas, dog beds and carpets, just waiting for the right circumstances (e.g. heat, humidity) to hatch and cause mayhem. Then they not only irritate our pets but can also cause discomfort in humans. […]

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TINY BUT DEADLY

Living in a warm and sunny country is great, but with it comes all the parasites and diseases associated with a warm and/or tropical climate. One of these little scourges can be found nearly all over South Africa, namely ticks. Most people have at some or other time encountered a tick on their pet. This […]

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