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 …

Pursuing a career in Veterinary Physiotherapy

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Pursuing a career in Veterinary Physiotherapy by Dr Tanya Grantham How can I embark in a Career in Animal Physical Therapy? The veterinary and para-veterinary act of South Africa was amended on the 22 Dec 2017, to promulgate a new profession called Veterinary Physiotherapy. Veterinary Physiotherapy concerns itself with optimising movement in animals, and improving quality of life. Movement, function and …

My story of Ava

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by Karen Goldie Ava – Latin meaning LIFE I, volunteer when and what I can to Husky Rescue, April 2017 an urgent appeal went out to all members for an emergency foster home for a stray – in very poor condition and not much ‘life’ left in her – it was the start of the cold season and she was …

I live my passion, I don’t work.

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By Jessica Evans   I remember growing up and every adult I met would always ask me that same age-old question: ‘What do you want to do when you grow up?’ My answer? ‘I want to be with animals.’ (I didn’t really know what I wanted to do with them but being with them, I knew, was my calling.) Then …