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The "Ask Our Vet" section aims to answer any questions you may have about your pet's health.

Each month we'll award R500 to one lucky winner as 'Question of the Month', which we will choose based on the originality and usefulness of the question. We will publish the winning question and answer on this page every month.

Please Note: ‘Ask Our Vet’ section is specifically designed to answer queries/questions related to pet health and their conditions. For any query related to customer support or services, please email us at support@budgetpetsupplies.co.za.

Question of the Month

shirley ann

Hi. Tottles is very active for her age and weight (gave her a good home when friends went overseas) for the last 3 or 4 days she has been walking with her head down and isn’t as active as usual. she is eating well. I checked her paws and teeth and pressed her muscles to see if she seemed sore, but nothing seems wrong there. Any advise?? Thank you

Our vet answers

Hi Shirley Ann, Sorry for the delay in response. Tottles may have a sore neck. It would be best to get her to her veterinarian for a full check if she is still showing this behaviour. Being a Dachshund, there is a worry of disc problems in their backs, which could be causing the problem. Otherwise she may have sore joints from arthritis. With a full clinical exam your vet will be able to assist.  I hope Tottles feels better soon! 


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krishnan padayachee

I administered Bravecto for large dogs in the 1st week of December 2018 and this dose should have been good until the end of February 2019, but I found a very engorged large tick on her on Friday. should I be changing to another brand of tick and flea control. I did have very successful results with Bravecto and am using it ever since it�s introduction to the market, on recommendation from my Vet.

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gerja

Hi, Max is seven months old and he is constantly getting fleas and ticks. I try cleaning him on a daily basis which is becoming tiresom. Can you perhaps recommend me to a good tablet? Thank you

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allan

I am looking for tik buster dip for cattle.

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danalene

Ecomintic, is that a good dewormer for horses, please give opinion

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suvhana

Good morning my dog had some dry skin under his fur,he scratched it off and it now looks like a just a patch of fur missing but its itchy. he is on bravecto.can i use some type of cream to help him?

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Cats & Kittens

gillian ee

I have two babies who may have feline ringworm :) and I need to treat them along with 5 other babies at home. I was told there was a less invasive solution besides the tri-worm pills. Please advise as I am new to this.

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lynda

What does natural mean on a food label?

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arlene

How should I change my cat’s diet?

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patricia

I have a 2 year old kitty and she has a problem. She keeps licking her wounds so much so that she doesn�t let them heal properly. What can I do to stop her from licking?

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marco

I have a cat who is 2 years old. For a long time I am using drontal tablets to deworm her. But, recently it seems that the tablet is not working. What can be the matter? Any suggestions.

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