Basic Care

in Health & Wellness // Basic Care : Ticks & Fleas
                

Tips & Answers on
Tick & Flea Control!


Treat your pet regularly, at least every 4 weeks, with Frontline® Plus to break the flea llifecycle.

in Health & Wellness // Basic Care : Ticks & Fleas
                

10 GOLDEN RULES TO KILL TICKS AND 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.

in Health & Wellness // Basic Care : Weight
                

WHEN YOUR CAT IS OVERWEIGHT WHAT TO DO?

Overweight and obese cats have shorter lives compared to cats that maintain their ideal body weight. Additional weight also comes with health risks.

in Health & Wellness // Basic Care : Parasites
                

HOW TO PROTECT YOUR DOGS
AND FAMILY FROM PESTS AND 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.

in Health & Wellness // Basic Care : Kidneys
                

At Home Management
of Cats with CKD


Unless underlying conditions or symptoms are severe, cats with CKD are generally not hospitalised. It’s up to owners to take care of their cats.

in Health & Wellness // Basic Care : Kidneys
                

Why is CKD Common
in Domestic Cats?


If you’re a cat owner, you probably already know that chronic kidney disease (CKD) is very common in domestic cats, especially in older cats.  The question this article will try to answer is: WHY do they actually get this condition?

in Health & Wellness // Basic Care : Worms
                

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 a little more about them.

in Health & Wellness // Basic Care : Ticks
                

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.

in Health & Wellness // Basic Care : Kidneys
                

The Stages of Chronic
Kidney Disease in Cats


The progressive loss of kidney function in cats with chronic kidney disease (CKD) occurs in stages. CKD is more common in older cats, but younger cats can also be affected and the disease often progresses faster in them.

in Health & Wellness // Basic Care : Rabies
                

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. For this reason, prevention efforts should primarily be focused on canines.

in Health & Wellness // Basic Care : Kidneys
                

10 Tips for Cat Owners
Caring for a Cat with CKD


Finding out your cat has chronic kidney disease (CKD) is usually devastating, but there’s hope yet. Armed with a positive attitude and customised treatment plan provided by your vet, it’s often possible to enjoy many more happy years together.

in Health & Wellness // Basic Care : Kidneys
                

Quality of Life
Cats with CKD


Reasonably prolonging the life of a cat with CKD, by slowing progression of the disease, is possible. In fact, once you have the disease under control, other causes are usually to blame for affecting life expectancy.

in Health & Wellness // Basic Care : Parasites
                

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.

in Health & Wellness // Basic Care : Parasites
                

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.

in Health & Wellness // Basic Care : Parasites
                

Cat Parasites External and Internal?

Presenting: Potential external and internal parasites that can be found on or inside cats,
broken down into various categories, each with a short summary.

in Health & Wellness // Basic Care : Worms
                

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… or ever. Unfortunately it’s necessary sometimes because it’s quite easy for cats to get worm.

in Health & Wellness // Basic Care : Parasites
                

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.

in Health & Wellness // Basic Care : Parasites
                

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 whey they’re a problem.

in Health & Wellness // Basic Care : 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 look adorable. The appeal is obvious, but the motivation for getting a puppy is not always acceptable.

in Health & Wellness // Basic Care : Parasites
                

What You Need to Know
About Mango Worm Now


Have you heard vets in Gauteng are seeing several cases of mango worm infestations in dogs. Here's what you need to know about the mango worm.

in Health & Wellness // Basic Care : Vaccines
                

What are Pet Vaccines and
Why are They Important?


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

in Health & Wellness // Basic Care : Fleas
                

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 and your loved ones, and possibly endanger their lives.

in Health & Wellness // Basic Care : Fleas
                

Spot On or Chewable…
You Choose!


For many years, topical or spot on tick and flea products have been the popular choice for pet owners protecting their dogs against ticks and fleas. Now, with the recent introduction of oral preventatives, tick and flea protection is also available in chewable tablets, which are growing in popularity..

in Health & Wellness // Basic Care : Mosquitoes
                

Protect your dogs against the danger of mosquitoes this summer

Dog owners who understand the risk mosquitoes pose to the health and well-being of their dogs will be pleased to know that they can provide their furry friends with all-round protection simply and cost-eectively.

in Health & Wellness // Basic Care : Oral Health
                

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 heart, lung and even kidney disease. However, if you are vigilant...

Oral LP Cat

in Health & Wellness // Basic Care : Oral Health
                

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. However, if you take time to care about your cat’s dental health you can prevent diseases and the accompanying dangers.

CoatSkin LP dog

in Health & Wellness // Basic Care : Coat & Skin
                

Does Your Dog Have
A Healthy Coat and 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 the coat, a smooth and shiny coat is ideal, but a coarse, brittle coat usually needs attention...

CoatSkin LP cat

in Health & Wellness // Basic Care : Coat & Skin
                

Does Your Cat Have
A Healthy Coat and 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.  When it comes to the coat, a smooth and shiny coat is ideal, but a coarse, brittle coat usually needs attention...

Health LP dog

iin Health & Wellness // Basic Care : Health
                

Taking care of Your
Dog’s Health


Some dog owners might wonder when their pets need a visit to the vet. 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 vet for a full checkup and all the necessary shots and vaccinations for his or her age and your geographical environment. If your dog is sick, injured or behaving strangely ...

Health LP cat

in Health & Wellness // Basic Care : Health
                

Taking care of Your
Cat’s Health

Some cat owners might wonder when their pets need a visit to the vet. 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 vet for a full checkup and all the necessary shots and vaccinations for his or her age and your geographical environment. If your cat is sick, injured or behaving strangely ....

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