General Wellness

We discuss topics such as weight management, obesity, the scoop on poop, and others.

How Hydrotherapy for Dogs Works and Why It’s Worth It

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 26/11/2017 Times Read: 1473 Comments 0
How Hydrotherapy for Dogs Works and Why It’s Worth It

"Hydrotherapy" means “water healing" in Greek, and your fur kids can benefit in the same way humans do. Hydrotherapy uses the properties of water — buoyancy, viscosity, resistance, and hydrostatic pressure — to enable a dog (or human) to move his or her joints. Water makes the body buoyant, so when submerged, the weight of the body is supported. This means the your fur kid is not fighting gravity. The buoyancy of water reduces stress on the joints and this creates a much safer environment for recovery after surgery.

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Does Diet Affect Behaviour in Mutts, Pups & Nobles?

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 26/11/2017 Times Read: 1575 Comments 0
Does Diet Affect Behaviour in Mutts, Pups & Nobles?

Until recently, the question of whether food or feed can affect your fur kids' behaviour has been a long-debated subject amongst behaviourists and trainers. Fortunately, there is more and more evidence and study to show that what you put into your fur kids, can and does have an influence on how your fur kids behaves — just like what you eat can top or topple your own moods.

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Paw Licking & Chewing

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 26/11/2017 Times Read: 1446 Comments 0
Paw Licking & Chewing

Licking and fretting over their paws is part of normal dog's grooming behaviour. It is part of their subconscious body language, just like tapping your feet or playing with your hair. It only really becomes a problem when your fur kid does it in excess or carries it to the extreme.

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Spirocerca Lupi

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 26/11/2017 Times Read: 1474 Comments 0
Spirocerca Lupi

Spirocerca Lupi is a worm that completes its life cycle in dogs and causes severe, potentially life-threatening diseases. Your fur kid can pick up this worm through intermediary hosts - from eating beetles or small animals such as mice, rats, lizards, wild birds and, most notably, the common Hadeda. Dogs become infected through eating the intermediary host, or its faeces, or through picking up the worm eggs which remain on the lawn and in pastures.

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Flush thy Liver oh little mutts, pups & nobles!

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 23/04/2017 Times Read: 2462 Comments 0
Flush thy Liver oh little mutts, pups & nobles!

Did you know - your dog’s liver is his (or her) second largest organ, next to its skin? And in this case, size matters, because the liver is central to your fur kids’ health and wellness. We discuss how you can use herbs to help the machinery keep on working.

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Herbs for your mutts, pups & Nobles’ skin problems?

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 23/04/2017 Times Read: 2643 Comments 0
Herbs for your mutts, pups & Nobles’ skin problems?

The skin is an indicator of health. When treating conditions of the skin including the ears, make sure your health practitioner uses a complete approach focused on causative factors. We discuss typical herbs and our offerings in more detail.

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Itchy Skin Wins Big and Vets Scratch Their Heads

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 26/02/2017 Times Read: 3213 Comments 0
Itchy Skin Wins Big and Vets Scratch Their Heads

Dogs and cats, just like humans, can have allergies. More than 30% of all skin irritations in our pets and fur kids can be attributed to allergies. Allergens can be found in foods, inhaled allergens like weed, tree and grass pollens, moulds or fungi, insects, carpet fibres and even other pets. The age of onset for initial allergy symptoms is usually between 6 months and 3 years of age.

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The NutriScan® Food Intolerance Project

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 16/02/2017 Times Read: 1833 Comments 0

Raw Food for Pets South Africa is proud to be working with Hemopet NutriScan® to expand the reach of NutriScan® Food Intolerance Diagnostic Testing capabilities in South Africa. By using our large family of raw food produce, together our mission is to match fur kids with their perfect diet to help eliminate ailments caused by food intolerances or sensitivities, we believe we are best placed to assist you and your fur kids.

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Health Checklist for Your Pets

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 18/01/2017 Times Read: 1596 Comments 0
Health Checklist for Your Pets

Regular at-home physical exams can help you learn what is normal for your pet’s body, and therefore allow you to detect when something is not normal. While it’s still important to take your pet for a professional exam at your vet’s office at least once a year, you can keep watch on your pet’s health in between visits by getting to know what’s normal, and what’s not, for your individual pet.

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Turmeric for Pets

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 09/01/2017 Times Read: 101 Comments 0
Turmeric for Pets

There are a number of recorded benefits of how this herb can help your fur kids, Pain: because all dogs are subject to arthritis, turmeric can play an important role due to its anti-inflammatory properties. It tops the list for natural remedies for treating dogs with stiff joints. We discuss this herb in greater detail.

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Grooming You Kids

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 08/01/2017 Times Read: 1903 Comments 0
Grooming You Kids

There are several grooming basics that every pet parent should know and follow. Done regularly, a grooming routine will not only help your dog’s coat shine, but the physical interaction will also help his or her socialization. Regular grooming will help you build and maintain healthy relationships with your pets, and practice gentle leadership skills. Another benefit of grooming is that you may notice a physical change that needs medical attention, something that might not have been obvious if you hadn’t been grooming your pet. We provide you with some tips & guidelines in this article.

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Integrated Veterinary Practitioners

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 02/12/2016 Times Read: 4405 Comments 0
Integrated Veterinary Practitioners

Integrated Veterinary Practitioners

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