Fleas can be highly irritating to both you and your animals. Dr Rose explains how we should be controlling fleas and what is best for your pet.
Dr Rose reminds us as to the importance of vaccinating our pets and what kind of diseases are typically managed in this way.
Dr Rose tackles the issue of dog food. How much is enough, is paying for a premium brand worth the money, and should you be feeding dry or wet food to your dog.
Dr Rose talks about the best time to have your pet sterilised and what behavioural issues you might encounter with your dog if you choose to delay sterilisation.
Ever wondered how best to introduce your new pet to your existing pets? Dr Rosemary Dallas shares her advice.
Everything you need to know about fleas For many pet owners, January marks that time of year where left un-checked, fleas can wreak havoc on your pet’s health, as well as drive you crazy. The good thing is that it need not get to a point where you have a flea problem in the first […]
Dr Rosemary Dallas gives an excellent take on what the role of the vet is, in your pet’s life.
Dr Rosemary Dallas shares her views on the advantages of having pet insurance. Compare all benefits and pricing of SA’s top pet insurers – for those unexpected vet bills on the InsurePet comparison tool.
Options for pet care for when your family is on holiday December is typically that time of year when families look to start going on their end-of-year holidays. For pet owners, this can be an anxious time of year as to how to ensure that your pets are properly cared for while you’re away. We present […]
Beat the vaccination rush! November is the month where it suddenly dawns on pet owners that in order to have their pet accepted at their preferred kennel or cattery, while they go off on their December break, that they need to get their pet’s vaccinations up to date. Why this author just a few hours ago, […]
Spring time generally means the arrival of kittens! As a responsible pet owner, you owe it to your pet, and every animal shelter out there who works tirelessly to care for and home stray animals, to have your pet sterilised. By having your kitten sterilised, you’ll help control the pet homelessness epidemic that troubles South […]
The 28th of September is World Rabies Day. Most people think of Rabies as being this incredibly rare and ‘unlikely to encounter disease’ – more akin to the bubonic plague, but unfortunately there are instances of rabies deaths in South Africa every year, and sadly it’s generally children who succumb. Rabies is entirely preventable, but […]
For the same reasons that we take out medical aid cover for ourselves and our dependents, so we consider the risk of extraordinary veterinary costs arising for our pets, and consider the benefits of getting medical cover for them too. It is crucial to understand that not every pet medical insurance plan is created equal. […]
We thought it a good idea to explain what a pet medical insurance policy really is. What are your rights? What are your obligations? And where do you go if you’re an aggrieved consumer? It’s just a contract Pet insurance is really just a contract of insurance between yourself and the insurer. You may end up going through […]