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 …

Optimum Age for Sterilisation of Dogs

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In a country where companion animal overpopulation, and the associated suffering, is commonplace it is not the intention of AHAH to advise no sterilisation. It is our place to question the current trend of very early sterilisations. In welfare situations with poor client compliance sterilisation at a very young age may be necessary. When considering dogs and cats placed in …