Feline Tooth Resorption: What You Need To Know

Resorption is the process by which something is reabsorbed. Add the word ‘tooth’ and you get a condition that causes the disintegration of teeth. Odontoclasts (dentine-destroying cells) are responsible for the process. […]

Signs And Types Of Oral And Gum Disease In Cats

Cats require regular dental home care to reduce the risk of oral or gum disease. Here are several signs of oral disease in cats you should watch out for […]

How To Keep Your Dog’s Mouth Clean

The first step to keeping your dog’s mouth clean is knowing that you need to keep it clean! The goal: Reduce bacteria in your pet’s mouth to reduce the risk of diseases and conditions. […]

Here’s How To Improve Your Cat’s Well-being

There is a common misconception that cats are low-maintenance pets. They’re not high-maintenance pets, but they need certain things. A lot of these responsibilities are easy to uphold and becomes routine […]

Here’s How To Improve Your Dog’s Well-being

To keep your dog physically healthy you need to prioritise quite a few things. Fortunately, most of these responsibilities are easy to uphold and will quickly become routine; others only need to happen occasionally. […]

Dental Disease In Dogs

Dental disease in dogs can cause unrelenting pain, however clinical signs may be subtle and easily missed by pet owners. Chronic painful conditions such as dental disease typically consists of […]

A Healthy Mouth Vs. An Unhealthy Mouth In Dogs

It might seem a little bit strange, but a dog’s oral health is very important. Unfortunately, not everyone knows this and some don’t really believe it. What qualifies as a healthy mouth in dogs? Clean is King! […]

Tips and Answers On Tick & Flea Control

Hot Tips on how to control ticks and fleas. […]

Bite-Wounds In Dogs

When a dog’s immune system can’t remove bacterial infection, inflammation and damaged cells fast enough after a bite from another animal, the wound may become a ‘pocket of pus’, which is […]

Bite-Wounds In Cats

When a cat’s immune system can’t clear the site of infection fast enough after a bite from another animal, the wound may become a ‘pocket of pus’, which is a liquid collection of inflammatory cells, bacteria, and damaged tissue. Because the mouth is associated with bacterial populations, […]

How To Protect Your Dogs & Family From Pests & Parasites

Dogs and humans can easily be harassed by pests or become hosts for parasites. It’s obviously annoying and gross, but it can also be dangerous. […]

Vaccinate Against Kennel Cough

Kennel Cough is an infectious respiratory disease of dogs which usually results in a persistent, dry hacking cough. Usually found in environments where there has been recent contact with a single or group of infected dogs. […]

Protect Your Dogs Against The Danger Of Mosquitoes

With the year already heading towards longer warmer days – man’s best friend will again face a lesser-known summer hazard: mosquitoes. Dog owners who understand the risk mosquitoes pose to the health and well-being of their dogs, […]

What Are Pet Vaccines And Why Are They Important?

The importance of pet vaccinations cannot be emphasised enough. Apart from helping to keep your pet safe and healthy, it also works against the spreading of dangerous (and some deadly) diseases. […]

World Rabies Day – Awareness & Prevention Efforts

Rabies spreads when the saliva of an infected animal – through a bite or otherwise – comes into contact with broken skin (which includes scabs) or the eyes, nose or mouth of another animal or person. World Rabies Day […]

Rabies: Diagnosis, Prevention & The Value Of Vaccination

Rabies is a dangerous, fatal viral disease that can be contracted by animals and humans. Animals are typically the transmitters and dogs alone are responsible for 99% of related deaths. […]

10 Golden Rules To Kill Ticks & Fleas!

In order to prevent and control flea infestation, it is essential to understand the different stages of their lifecycle on your animal and in your home. […]

Tackling Ticks And Fleas In Your Garden

Dogs and cats that spend most of their time outdoors are at high risk of picking up ticks and fleas just lying in wait for their next unsuspecting victim. These dangerous, blood-sucking critters can affect the overall health of your pets […]

Ticks – A Growing Threat

Ticks are tiny, terrible external parasites that give most people the heebie-jeebies. These small arachnids need blood from humans or animals to survive. What makes them dangerous is the fact that they can carry diseases. […]

Cat Mange – What You Need To Know

Cat mange is a very contagious skin disease. It is caused by a tiny burrowing mite species called Notoedres cati. Other names for the disease include notoedric mange and feline scabies. […]

An Overview Of Cats And Parasites

This overview of cats and parasites will give you a general idea of the relationship between cats and parasites. […]

Worms In Cats: Intestinal Parasitic Infection

Intestinal parasites, such as helminths and protozoa, are organisms that live in the gastrointestinal tract (gut) of animals and humans. When a parasite enters a cat and starts living in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract it’s called an intestinal parasitic infection. […]

Parasite Control For Cats – An Overview

Parasites are terrible things that can make cats’ lives miserable. Some cause discomfort, while others can lead to disease and even death. […]

Could My Kitten Have Intestinal Parasites?

The joy of getting and raising a kitten is really something special. After all, kittens are super cute, often mischievous and very curious, but they’re also vulnerable and need your protection. […]

Risk Factors For Cats With Parasites

Both parasites that live on and inside cats can be dangerous for their health. For this reason, preventing parasite infestation is a responsibility that owners have to prioritise throughout their cat’s life. […]

Good Hygiene Practices For Humans To Avoid Parasite Infestation

Pets are special animals that humans choose to take care of. A domestic cat is a great example of a popular pet. Even though cats can be very independent, they still need their humans to protect them. […]

Untreated Worms in Cats: What happens when cat owners do nothing?

There are many cat parasites that, when left untreated, can cause havoc. Intestinal parasites such as worms are particularly problematic. […]

What Are The Causes Of Parasites In Cats?

Parasites need hosts and unfortunately cats are popular targets. What makes it worse is that it’s not even difficult for parasites to find and infect unfortunate hosts. […]

Fleas, Ticks & Other Bugs That Live On Cats

Not all external parasites cause the same problems and some are worse than others, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take them all seriously. There’s no excuse for not saving your cat from discomfort, disease and in some cases even death. […]

Tapeworms In Cats

What you need to know about tapeworms in cats. Perhaps you’ve seen them, perhaps you haven’t, but in case it brings you any relief, tapeworms in cats are relatively common. The sight of them, however, is all but comforting. […]

Roundworms In Cats

Roundworms are very common intestinal parasites in cats in South Africa. If you haven’t come across any, you’re either responsible because you routinely deworm your cat or lucky. Either way, here’s what you need to know. […]

The Scary Thing About Sandboxes

It’s not breaking news: Sandboxes can harbour many health hazards such as bacteria, yeast and mold. But, what are they exactly and how can you keep your cat and children safe from infection. […]

How Tapeworms Affect Pets & Their Owners

Tapeworms are flat, segmented intestinal worms shaped like a tape measure. They live and grow in the intestines. These parasites need either an animal or human host to survive. That’s why it’s important for pet owners to know […]

Most Common Parasites In Cats

Parasites are nasty organism that can be found practically everywhere, but some are more common and threatening than others. Let’s take a look at the most common parasites in cats, as well as insects that play a role in infestations and why they are a problem. […]

Worms In Cats: Everything You Need to Know

This article will cover all the basic things cat owners need to know about worms in cats. Worms in cats are internal parasites that enter and live in (infest) the intestines of cats. […]

How Can I Check If My Cat Has Worms?

Checking cats for worms is not an exciting thing to do, which means it’s probably not done very often… if ever. Unfortunately it’s necessary sometimes because it’s quite easy for cats to get worms. […]

Cat Parasites That Can Infect Humans

Cats can carry and transmit certain parasites and diseases. Luckily some parasites that infect cats have no interest in humans, but unfortunately there are those eager to infect people as well. […]

Preventing Cat Parasites

Preventing cat parasites is a responsibility a cat owner should take seriously, not only because they care about their cat and their family, but also because parasite infestation can impact other animals and humans in the community. […]

Cat Parasites: External & Internal

Potential external and internal parasites that can be found on or inside cats, broken down into various categories, each with a short summary. Think fleas, ticks, mites, lice, flies, roundworms, tapeworms and flukes. Brace yourself! […]

Ticks & Fleas – When They Thrive And What To Do

In order to prevent and control flea infestation, it is essential to understand the different stages of their lifecycle on your animal and in your home. […]

What You Need To Know About Mango Worms

An adult female mango fly can lay between 100 to 300 eggs in soil (usually contaminated with faeces or urine) or on damp material (clothing or bedding). After 9 to 15 days the hatched larvae need to find a host. […]

Be A Good Puppy Owner, Don’t Miss Vaccinations

It’s probably safe to say that very few things compare to literal puppy love. Puppies are fluffy, smell amazing and look adorable. The appeal is obvious, but the motivation for getting a puppy is not always acceptable. […]

Rabies In Pets

Whenever you hear the word ‘rabies’ you should pay attention. Mammals – for our purposes humans, dogs and cats – can all get rabies. Rabies is a deadly virus and survival is […]

Taking Care Of Your Cat’s Health

Some cat owners might wonder when their pets need a visit to the veterinary. After all, many of them only go when it’s an emergency – but that’s not enough. In fact, once a year, every year, your cat(s) should see a veterinarian for […]

Taking Care Of Your Dog’s Health

Some dog owners might wonder when their pets need a visit to the veterinarian. After all, many of them only go when it’s an emergency – but that’s not enough. In fact, once a year, every year, your dog(s) should see a veterinarian […]

What You Need To Know About Your Dog’s Oral Health

As humans we know how important good dental hygiene is. The thing is, it’s also very important for pets, but often dismissed. If left unchecked, dental disease in dogs can cause other health problems, for example […]

What You Need To Know About Your Cat’s Oral Health

Pet owners know that their own dental hygiene is important, but not everyone knows that their pets need special oral care as well. Unchecked dental disease in cats can cause heart, lung and even kidney disease. […]

Rabies: How It Spreads, The Signs & Why Vaccination Is Vital

Rabies is a zoonotic viral disease, meaning a disease that normally exists in domestic and wild animals that can infect humans. It attacks the central nervous system and once symptoms develop, it’s almost always fatal. […]

Does Your Cat Have A Healthy Coat & Skin?

The state of your cat’s skin and coat can give you a good idea of his or her general health. In terms of skin, supple and clear skin is healthy, while greasy, flaky and bumpy skin is worrisome. […]

Does Your Dog Have A Healthy Coat & Skin?

The state of your dog’s skin and coat can give you a good idea of his or her general health. In terms of skin, supple and clear skin is healthy, while greasy, flaky and bumpy skin is worrisome. When it comes to […]

Feline Tooth Resorption: What You Need To Know
Resorption is the process by which something is reabsorbed. Add the word ‘tooth’ and you get a condition that causes
Read more.
Types of oral gum and tooth disease in cats
Signs And Types Of Oral And Gum Disease In Cats
Cats require regular dental home care to reduce the risk of oral or gum disease. Here are several signs of
Read more.
How To Keep Your Dog’s Mouth Clean
The first step to keeping your dog’s mouth clean is knowing that you need to keep it clean! The goal:
Read more.
Here’s How To Improve Your Cat’s Well-being
There is a common misconception that cats are low-maintenance pets. They’re not high-maintenance pets, but they need certain things. A
Read more.
Here’s How To Improve Your Dog’s Well-being
To keep your dog physically healthy you need to prioritise quite a few things. Fortunately, most of these responsibilities are
Read more.
Dental disease in dogs
Dental Disease In Dogs
Dental disease in dogs can cause unrelenting pain, however clinical signs may be subtle and easily missed by pet owners.
Read more.
A Healthy Mouth Vs. An Unhealthy Mouth In Dogs
It might seem a little bit strange, but a dog’s oral health is very important. Unfortunately, not everyone knows this
Read more.
tips and answers on tick and flea control
Tips and Answers On Tick & Flea Control
Hot Tips on how to control ticks and fleas.
Read more.
general bite wounds in dogs
Bite-Wounds In Dogs
When a dog’s immune system can’t remove bacterial infection, inflammation and damaged cells fast enough after a bite from another
Read more.
general bite wounds in cats
Bite-Wounds In Cats
When a cat’s immune system can’t clear the site of infection fast enough after a bite from another animal, the
Read more.
how to protect your dog and family from pests and parasites
How To Protect Your Dogs & Family From Pests & Parasites
Dogs and humans can easily be harassed by pests or become hosts for parasites. It's obviously annoying and gross, but
Read more.
Vaccinate against kennel cough
Vaccinate Against Kennel Cough
Kennel Cough is an infectious respiratory disease of dogs which usually results in a persistent, dry hacking cough. Usually found
Read more.
Mosquitoes on dogs
Protect Your Dogs Against The Danger Of Mosquitoes
With the year already heading towards longer warmer days – man’s best friend will again face a lesser-known summer hazard:
Read more.
What Are Pet Vaccines And Why Are They Important?
The importance of pet vaccinations cannot be emphasised enough. Apart from helping to keep your pet safe and healthy, it
Read more.
world rabies day
World Rabies Day – Awareness & Prevention Efforts
Rabies spreads when the saliva of an infected animal – through a bite or otherwise – comes into contact with
Read more.
Rabies- diagnosis, prevention and the value of vaccination
Rabies: Diagnosis, Prevention & The Value Of Vaccination
Rabies is a dangerous, fatal viral disease that can be contracted by animals and humans. Animals are typically the transmitters
Read more.
10 golden rules to kill ticks and fleas
10 Golden Rules To Kill Ticks & Fleas!
In order to prevent and control flea infestation, it is essential to understand the different stages of their lifecycle on
Read more.
Ticks and fleas in your garden
Tackling Ticks And Fleas In Your Garden
Dogs and cats that spend most of their time outdoors are at high risk of picking up ticks and fleas
Read more.
Ticks a growing threat
Ticks – A Growing Threat
Ticks are tiny, terrible external parasites that give most people the heebie-jeebies. These small arachnids need blood from humans or
Read more.
Cat Mange – What You Need To Know
Cat mange is a very contagious skin disease. It is caused by a tiny burrowing mite species called Notoedres cati.
Read more.
An Overview Of Cats And Parasites
This overview of cats and parasites will give you a general idea of the relationship between cats and parasites.
Read more.
Worms In Cats: Intestinal Parasitic Infection
Intestinal parasites, such as helminths and protozoa, are organisms that live in the gastrointestinal tract (gut) of animals and humans.
Read more.
Parasite Control For Cats – An Overview
Parasites are terrible things that can make cats’ lives miserable. Some cause discomfort, while others can lead to disease and
Read more.
Could My Kitten Have Intestinal Parasites?
The joy of getting and raising a kitten is really something special. After all, kittens are super cute, often mischievous
Read more.
Risk Factors For Cats With Parasites
Both parasites that live on and inside cats can be dangerous for their health. For this reason, preventing parasite infestation
Read more.
Good Hygiene Practices For Humans To Avoid Parasite Infestation
Pets are special animals that humans choose to take care of. A domestic cat is a great example of a
Read more.
Untreated Worms in Cats: What happens when cat owners do nothing?
There are many cat parasites that, when left untreated, can cause havoc. Intestinal parasites such as worms are particularly problematic.
Read more.
What Are The Causes Of Parasites In Cats?
Parasites need hosts and unfortunately cats are popular targets. What makes it worse is that it’s not even difficult for
Read more.
Fleas, Ticks & Other Bugs That Live On Cats
Not all external parasites cause the same problems and some are worse than others, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't
Read more.
Tapeworms In Cats
What you need to know about tapeworms in cats. Perhaps you’ve seen them, perhaps you haven’t, but in case it
Read more.
Roundworms In Cats
Roundworms are very common intestinal parasites in cats in South Africa. If you haven’t come across any, you’re either responsible
Read more.
The Scary Thing About Sandboxes
It’s not breaking news: Sandboxes can harbour many health hazards such as bacteria, yeast and mold. But, what are they
Read more.
How Tapeworms Affect Pets & Their Owners
Tapeworms are flat, segmented intestinal worms shaped like a tape measure. They live and grow in the intestines. These parasites
Read more.
Most Common Parasites In Cats
Parasites are nasty organism that can be found practically everywhere, but some are more common and threatening than others. Let’s
Read more.
Worms In Cats: Everything You Need to Know
This article will cover all the basic things cat owners need to know about worms in cats. Worms in cats
Read more.
How Can I Check If My Cat Has Worms?
Checking cats for worms is not an exciting thing to do, which means it’s probably not done very often… if
Read more.
Cat Parasites That Can Infect Humans
Cats can carry and transmit certain parasites and diseases. Luckily some parasites that infect cats have no interest in humans,
Read more.
Preventing Cat Parasites
Preventing cat parasites is a responsibility a cat owner should take seriously, not only because they care about their cat
Read more.
Cat Parasites: External & Internal
Potential external and internal parasites that can be found on or inside cats, broken down into various categories, each with
Read more.
Parasites, ticks and fleas -what they thrive on and what to do
Ticks & Fleas – When They Thrive And What To Do
In order to prevent and control flea infestation, it is essential to understand the different stages of their lifecycle on
Read more.
what you need to know about mango worms
What You Need To Know About Mango Worms
An adult female mango fly can lay between 100 to 300 eggs in soil (usually contaminated with faeces or urine)
Read more.
puppy vaccinations
Be A Good Puppy Owner, Don’t Miss Vaccinations
It’s probably safe to say that very few things compare to literal puppy love. Puppies are fluffy, smell amazing and
Read more.
Rabies in pets
Rabies In Pets
Whenever you hear the word ‘rabies’ you should pay attention. Mammals - for our purposes humans, dogs and cats -
Read more.
Cat Health
Taking Care Of Your Cat’s Health
Some cat owners might wonder when their pets need a visit to the veterinary. After all, many of them only
Read more.
Dog Health
Taking Care Of Your Dog’s Health
Some dog owners might wonder when their pets need a visit to the veterinarian. After all, many of them only
Read more.
What You Need To Know About Your Dog’s Oral Health
As humans we know how important good dental hygiene is. The thing is, it’s also very important for pets, but
Read more.
What You Need To Know About Your Cat’s Oral Health
Pet owners know that their own dental hygiene is important, but not everyone knows that their pets need special oral
Read more.
How Rabies it Spreads
Rabies: How It Spreads, The Signs & Why Vaccination Is Vital
Rabies is a zoonotic viral disease, meaning a disease that normally exists in domestic and wild animals that can infect
Read more.
Cat Healthy Coat and Skin
Does Your Cat Have A Healthy Coat & Skin?
The state of your cat’s skin and coat can give you a good idea of his or her general health.
Read more.
Dog coat and skin
Does Your Dog Have A Healthy Coat & Skin?
The state of your dog’s skin and coat can give you a good idea of his or her general health.
Read more.
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