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Moving house? How to make it an easy transition for your cat

Are you about to make a move? Cats have a reputation as fickle and difficult creatures to move with, prone to sending you into a panic attack as they trek kilometres back to their old home over dangerous roadways. The process needn’t be arduous, however, if you prepare your kitty the right way- and Ou [...]

Moving house? How to make it an easy transition for your cat 2018-09-20T06:07:58+00:00

Kids and Dogs: Everything you need to know before you add a furry friend to the family

You’ll find an awful lot of advice out there for introducing a new bundle of joy to the family pooch- but what are you meant to do if you want to bring home a new puppy to join your existing family? Here’s Ou Kaapse Vet’s top tips for introducing a new dog to your children. [...]

Kids and Dogs: Everything you need to know before you add a furry friend to the family 2018-09-20T05:54:00+00:00

5 things you need to know before you adopt a pet

Are you planning on bringing a new pet home? Then there’s a couple of critical things you need to know before you take the plunge and pick out your new friend. Fortunately, Ou Kaapse Vet has all the information you need right here- so keep reading. 1.  You need to know you can commit Hopefully, [...]

5 things you need to know before you adopt a pet 2018-08-24T09:06:41+00:00

Keep your pet happy when it’s bad weather outside

Whether it’s the dull, cold weather of winter, or your urge to prevent your house looking like it was hit by a mudslide, that’s keeping your pooch or kitty out of the garden, knowing how to entertain and stimulate your pet when they’re kept confined is a must. Here’s Ou Kaapse Vet’s top tips for [...]

Keep your pet happy when it’s bad weather outside 2018-08-24T08:59:30+00:00

Protecting your pet against ticks and fleas

While typically associated with the long summer months here in South Africa, there is in fact risk of tick and flea bites on your animals almost all year round. That’s why it is absolutely critical that you put into place a stringent tick and flea control program to help keep your pet happy and healthy. [...]

Protecting your pet against ticks and fleas 2018-07-31T09:16:37+00:00

Doggie Dental Care: Everything you need to know

While we’re programmed from childhood to take good care of our own gnashers, most of us are guilty of forgetting that Fido needs quality dental care too. While the team here at Ou Kaapse Vet will be able to assist you with any problem areas you spot in your pooch’s dental health, a little in-home [...]

Doggie Dental Care: Everything you need to know 2018-07-31T09:09:13+00:00

Show your pets you really care this Pets Appreciation Week

Are your pets so special they deserve an entire week to celebrate them? For sure! 3rd-9th June this year is being celebrated as Pet Appreciation Week, so it’s time to show your fur babies a little extra love. Pets provide us with something amazing- it’s love, it’s companionship, it’s a reason to out the house [...]

Show your pets you really care this Pets Appreciation Week 2018-05-29T12:10:31+00:00

Is your kitty a happy cat?

How do you know if your cat is enriched and living their best life? It’s always been a little harder to tell whether our most aloof and aristocratic companions are happy. Enrichment is a key part of the pet ownership cycle, helping to keep them healthy, happy and stimulated to avoid adverse behaviours, so Ou [...]

Is your kitty a happy cat? 2018-05-29T11:55:17+00:00

Celebrate all things feline with Happy Cat Month

Did you know that September was Happy Cat Month? While it’s kitty day every day here at Ou Kaapse Vet, Happy Cat Month gives you the perfect chance to celebrate our feline companions in style. Are you the willing slave to a fuzzy dictator? Whether your cat is a fuzzy ball of love or an [...]

Celebrate all things feline with Happy Cat Month 2018-05-29T11:48:40+00:00