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What to do when your cat’s been in a fight- and when you need to see your vet

If your cat lives an outdoor lifestyle, it’s inevitable they’ll eventually get into a spat with other cats in the neighbourhood. Here’s Ou Kaapse Vet’s guide to everything you need to do and know after a cat fight. Do I need to see the vet? You should always go with your gut instinct when answering [...]

What to do when your cat’s been in a fight- and when you need to see your vet 2019-04-02T07:30:46+00:00

Delectable homemade treats your dogs will love

Have you ever considered making your own doggie treats? Whether you want to save a little money, have full control over what your pooch is eating, or simply love the art of DIY, it doesn’t matter. Ou Kaapse Vet takes a look at a range of fun, delicious treats that are simple to make- and [...]

Delectable homemade treats your dogs will love 2019-04-02T07:24:11+00:00

Veterinary emergencies

Emergency veterinary care is something that a lot of people do not consider seriously enough, at the very least from a financial point of view. It is unwise to assume your pet will never suffer from a traumatic accident or life-threatening illness. Such is life, accidents do happen, and it really pays to be knowledgeable [...]

Veterinary emergencies 2019-02-12T14:51:58+00:00

Sterilizing (spaying and castrating) your pets

WHY SHOULD I STERILIZE MY PET? There is no longer any dispute whether sterilization benefits cats and dogs. It does. If you are considering whether to have your pet sterilized, we hope that this article sways you in favour of the procedure. Below are some of the more important reasons why having your fur baby [...]

Sterilizing (spaying and castrating) your pets 2019-02-12T14:30:13+00:00

Travelling with your pet these holidays? A microchip is a must!

It’s always fun to take the whole family on holiday with you- including your furry friends. There’s a few things you need to consider, however, so Ou Kaapse Vet has your holiday checklist at hand. A microchip is an absolute must Hopefully, your best buddy is already microchipped- but don’t just assume because they have [...]

Travelling with your pet these holidays? A microchip is a must! 2018-12-19T06:47:20+00:00

The top 6 beaches in the Southern Peninsula for walking your dog

We at Ou Kaapse Vet are all for healthy, happy walks with your hounds, so why not shake it up this summer and head to the beach for a fun-filled, family-friendly experience? These top 6 beaches in the Southern Peninsula are all open to dogs. 1.   Clifton 1st While small, this Clifton beach has spectacular [...]

The top 6 beaches in the Southern Peninsula for walking your dog 2018-12-19T06:41:44+00:00

Spoil your pets this Christmas- and keep chocolate out of their stocking!

‘Tis the season to celebrate- and your pets are part of the family too. No matter which special holiday you celebrate this festive season, make sure your furry and feathered friends get a treat or too as well. Here’s Ou Kaapse Vet’s suggestions for the perfect gift for every pet who owns a special part [...]

Spoil your pets this Christmas- and keep chocolate out of their stocking! 2018-11-30T06:45:22+00:00

Give your pets their own active lifestyle this summer

With summer now in full swing around us, chances are you’ve thought about getting more active. One of the very best things you can do to maintain your precious pet’s health- as well as motivate yourself- is ensure they, too, have all the benefits of a fit and active lifestyle. We at Ou Kaapse Vet [...]

Give your pets their own active lifestyle this summer 2018-11-30T06:46:06+00:00

The battle of the bulge: Pet edition. How to help your pet to a healthy weight today

With summer rolling in fast, you’re probably spending a little time regretting those extra helpings of tasty winter food. While you’re probably amped to start working on your own bikini body, have you stopped to consider if your beloved pet needs to come along for the ride too? Today the weight watching team at Ou [...]

The battle of the bulge: Pet edition. How to help your pet to a healthy weight today 2018-11-13T06:42:05+00:00

Weight watchers for your furry friend: why you need to stay on top of your pet’s weight

No animal lover wants to face the idea of losing their furry little buddy- so what would you do if we told you there was a simple, incredibly easy way you could make sure they’re with you for the longest, happiest life possible?  Here are Ou Kaapse Vet’s top tips for making sure excess weight [...]

Weight watchers for your furry friend: why you need to stay on top of your pet’s weight 2018-11-13T06:29:43+00:00