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Blog 2017-12-19T13:31:20+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 Atlantic views and welcoming, soft sand that’s paw friendly. With minimal wind, this is an off-leash beach that makes for a perfect day of play, or a soft sunset walk to admire the views. 2. Dolphin Beach (Table View) Long stretches of sand with stunning [...]

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 of your heart. Something scrumptious We don’t know a pet alive who doesn’t love a special spoiling! Why not opt for some special pet-friendly treats to celebrate the season, or cook them their very own special marinade-and-sauce free snack to join in with the family? [...]

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 have already looked at why their weight should matter to you- now it’s time to look a little bit further at how to keep your pet loving life alongside you for as long as possible. Summer heat matters Of course, while activity is a lot [...]

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 Kaapse Vet take a long, hard look at Mr Fuzzypants’ fluffy fat rolls, and why you really need to help them shed something other than their fur this summer. We’ve already taken a good look at why it’s important to maintain a steady, healthy weight [...]