Ask Our Vet

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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Dogs & Puppies

ranjeetha

Greetings Dear Sir/Madam, I trust that you are well Angel cannot stand for long and seems to be found leaning against something when she is tied. She has a new habit on standing with her left hand and leg on the coach and the right hand and leg on the floor and lately seems to have just the right hand on the floor and the rest onto of the coach Seems worrying as when I give her a bath as well, she seems to quiver after a while as she cant seem to stand long Thank you

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kim

Dear Sir/Madam I hope that you are well. A few years ago,, I used a Dip to control ticks and fleas on my dogs. What would you suggest is the best dip to use that will keep ticks and fleas away as our area has alot of grass. I would really appreciate your assistance. Regards Kim

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suki woods

do your dispense anti biotics & cortisone

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dianne dawes

I have just give Poppy the three month dose of bravecto for fleas and ticks - how soon can I bath her as she is scratching like crazy!

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lauren

Why would my adopted sharpei female have a cough suddenly - she came from a rescue centre a week ago and was fine - but she has developed a little cough suddenly

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Cats & Kittens

bosman

My cat is pregnant. Can I give her drontal?

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mishka

How often should I worm my kitty?

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