The importance of mentally stimulating your dog

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We all are too familiar with the phrase “my puppy is chewing all my stuff” or “my dog is digging up my garden”. Very few people take the time to ask why and most assume it’s because the dog is just being naughty. No dog is born naughty. Dogs tend to resort to these ‘unwanted’ behaviour due to being bored …

The Pug

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  Otherwise known to many as a roly-poly bundle of love. The pug is a breed that has been around for centuries and was then as it is now a lapdog. Modern pugs are flat-nosed, big bug-eyed, “floofy” and lovable rolls of wrinkles but they did not always look like this. They had longer legs as well as snouts and …

The Use of Medicinal Marijuana in Dogs

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We live in the information age. There is easy access to anything you choose on the world wide web. How do you know that your source is researched, valid or applicable? Dr. Tanya Grantham recently completed a course designed for veterinarians, that looked at the use of cannabis in dogs, to treat a number of medical conditions. This newsletter serves …

Parasite control for horses

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Horse farming or stabling or keep has changed dramatically in the last 50 years.  We have become a society where space for grazing and leisurely outrides in semi extensive conditions are just not possible any more due to the increasing demand for human housing and settlements.  This also has had a great impact on the management of our horses In …

KENNEL CARE VS HOME-ALONE CARE

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KENNEL CARE VS HOME-ALONE CARE                                                        By Louise Thompson Animal Behaviour Consultant (ABC of SA ©®™)   HOME-ALONE CARE It is generally not a good idea to have a friend or neighbour pop in daily to care for your dog when you are away.   For one thing, most people are not experienced enough to be able to spot illness …

Taking It Slow

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By Jessica Evans February 2019 It’s amazing how we expect our dogs to just know what to do… Imagine coming into a new environment like the hydro, you have no idea who these people are and they can’t speak your language. They fit you with weird harnesses and jackets, shove you into a glass box that then fills up with …

The German Shepherd Dog

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By Dr Tanya Grantham The German Shepherd is a breed of medium to large-sized working dog that originated in Germany. It is the second most-popular dog breed in the USA and is extremely popular in South Africa. The GSD is a versatile and enthusiastic worker and because of their strength, intelligence, trainability, and obedience, German Shepherds around the world are …

Bite Wounds

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BITE WOUNDS – The tip of the iceberg….. by Dr Marissa Slabber Why do we talk about the “tip of the iceberg” injuries?? Let’s define “Tip of the Iceberg” : Under normal circumstances only 10% or less of an iceberg floating in the ocean, is visible above the seawater. For the most part, the bulk of the solid triangular mass …

Admin Adventures

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Admin Adventures By Kim Magennis At the outset, I must concede that these two words seldom occur in the same sentence. Admin is often considered the ugly step-sister in the running of a business, with Marketing taking the Cinderella role. Whilst Marketing gets to be  the belle of the ball, Admin shows up (with her step-sister HR Management) as a …