Fleas: We love to hate them!

We spend remarkable amount of time, energy and money controlling these tiny, yet supremely irritating parasites. Almost of all of us have had pets driven crazy by the persistent itch caused by these little pests running about on them and feeding on them. We ourselves,...

Facts vs Fiction Part 2

Facts vs Fiction is back with Part 2. We want to help either debunk or uphold some of the popular pet related ideas out there.      1. A Dog can only get Biliary (Tick Bite Fever) once and is then immune. This is pure Fiction. Unfortunately, the immune...

Coconut Oil for Dogs – Fad or Super food

Coconut oil has recently been heralded, both in human and veterinary circles, as a new “super food” and attributed with various curative and healing properties. As with so many ideas picked up by the media, very little of what is published about coconut oil is based...

Summer and Heat Stroke

Dogs don’t have very efficient heat loss mechanisms. They only have a few sweat glands on their paws and mainly regulate their body temperature by panting. (The normal body temperature for a dog is 38.5 degrees Celsius). Heat Stroke occurs when the surrounding...

Fighting back against Fleas

Being apart of SAVetshops, a group of Vetshops that have been at the forefront of the Veterinary Retail industry since 2002, we are familiar with all the different questions customers have with regards to the well-being of their pets, and some the most frequent are...

Pet Medical Insurance: Is it for you?

“With tired eyes he looked at me. “Help me” was written all over his feline face. I reached out to comfort him. He hissed and bared his teeth. “Don’t!” His body aching so much that the slightest movement from me was interpret as potential pain. I knew there was a...