Saying Goodbye

It can be hard to know when the right time is to let an old friend go.  Below is a link to help you make your decision and know what to expect.

Cruciate ligament injury in dogs

The cranial cruciate ligament is a tough band of fibrous tissue within the knee joint that attaches the femur to the tibia, and it prevents the tibia moving forward relative to the femur. In humans, the ligament often snaps due to sudden trauma (rugby and soccer players) but in dogs it is most often a […]

Vaccinations and your pets: what, why and how?

Vaccinations and their benefit is something we feel strongly about at Hout Bay Veterinary Hospital. We see animals from all walks of life and it is our opinion that many unfortunate animals may have been saved if they had been vaccinated appropriately.  Vaccinations schedules for pets and how they are implemented is very much a […]

Fleas and your pets, what’s biting?

One of the most common causes of itching and scratching in dogs and cats that we see at our practice is as result of flea allergy. Every time a flea bites your pet, it injects a small amount of saliva into the skin. Your pet can develop an allergic reaction to this saliva that manifests […]

Feline Leukaemia Virus in cats (FeLV)

Feline Leukaemia Virus is a viral infection of cats, the disease is extremely common and is distributed world wide. FeLV belongs to the Retrovirus family, which is the same virus family as Feline aids (FIV) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). People cannot be infected by FeLV even though it belongs to the same family as […]