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Rabies in South Africa

When we hear the word Rabies, we generally conjure up images of bat caves and salivating St.Bernards, but what exactly is Rabies?   Rabies is a viral disease that causes inflammation of the brain (an encephalitis) in warm-blooded animals, including humans. It...

Epilepsy in Dogs

Seeing a seizure for the first time can be an alarming and frightening experience. They come on suddenly and usually with very little warning. Seizures can be divided into partial seizures and whole body seizures ( a partial seizure can also progress to a whole body...

Diabetes in Pets

What is Diabetes?   Diabetes mellitus ( Sugar diabetes) is essentially the inability off the body to regulate its blood glucose levels. This can be due to a lack of insulin in the body or because of an inability of the body to respond to insulin. Insulin is a...

Has your Dog recently taken up Gardening?

Your entire backyard has them, the front yard does too and even your pot plants have experience with it. Yes we’re talking about holes. Sometimes, dogs dig because they are on the hunt and some do it because they believe they are landscape artists. However, other dogs...

Pancreatitis in Dogs

The pancreas is a small organ that lies close to the gastrointestinal tract, the liver and the kidneys. Its produces digestive enzymes and is very important in the regulation of glucose in the body, as it produces insulin.   Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the...

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