Recently, we have seen a massive increase of biliary in dogs and cats. It is a myth that your pets should not be covered for ticks during winter. Please make sure that your pets are covered for ticks all year round. During winter is when we see the most biliary cases!
Symptoms of biliary to look out for are:
Loss of appetite
Dark or red coloured urine
Recently, we have seen a lot of dogs coming in for treatment with Kennel Cough. Kennel cough is a contagious respiratory disease that can be caused by various bacteria and viruses.
It causes the following symptoms:
Loud and chronic honking cough,
Nasal or eye discharge,
Loss of appetite.
Kennel cough is highly contagious and spreads rapidly through suburban areas such as Grahamstown / Makhanda.
It is a myth that only dogs in kennels can catch Kennel cough in fact dogs can get it from contact with any other dog even through a gate.
Vaccination against the common causes for Kennel Cough is available and is only R275!
Call the clinic today to make your appointment! #kennelcough#vaccinateyourpets
Have you met?
Today we would like to introduce Dr Emily Baxter!
Emily will be spending more time in the clinic for the rest of the year and helping ensure your fur babies are happy and healthy!
Emily has been part of the Ikhala team since 2016, focusing on wildlife and conservation, she graduated from the University of Bristol (UK) in 2013. She was drawn to Africa by its incredible wildlife and spent 9 months volunteering for Ikhala Wildlife and Amakhala Game Reserve. She returned to the UK to work in a mixed animal practice for 18 months, treating everything from mice and snakes to cows and horses. After working in the UK for a while, she decided to join the Ikhala family permanently in 2016 and settle in the Eastern Cape!
We hope you're as excited to meet Emily as she is to meet you! #HaveYouMet#veterinarian