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Dog Supplies for Every South African Pet Parent

  Jun 04, 2024

Dog Supplies for Every South African Pet Parent

South Africa has volatile weather and it’s a concern for dog parents as it poses health risks like ticks, fleas, and worm infestations. However, if you have some essential supplies in your bucket for your doggo, you can take better care of your companions.

In this blog, we’ll cover the dog supplies that every dog parent in South Africa should have in their pet healthcare kits.

So let’s dive in!

Essential Dog Supplies for South African Dog Parents

These are some of the must-have supplies that you need to have to maintain your dog’s health and wellness.

Take a look.

Seresto Collar

Seresto Collar is an effective and effortless solution to protect your dog against fleas and ticks. You just need to fit the collar around your pet’s neck and it’ll take care of tick and flea infestations.

Duration: Up to 8 months

Active ingredients:Imidacloprid and flumethrin

Uses:

  • Protects against tick and fleas infestations
  • Repels ticks and controls tick-biting
  • Prevents tick-borne diseases

Milbemax Chewables

Milbemax chewable is a solid wormer solution that helps treat intestinal worms like hookworms, roundworms, whipworms and tapeworms. The chewable makes the administration super simple and protects your dog from mixed worm infections.

Dosage:Single dose formula, give as per vet recommendation

Active ingredients:Milbemycin Oxime and Praziquantel

Uses:

  • Treats and controls intestinal worms
  • Roundworms, hookworms, tapeworms and whipworms
  • Prevents heartworm disease

Bravecto Spot On

Bravecto Spot-on is an incredible topical solution that protects against fleas and ticks. The solution disrupts the flea life cycle and ensures long-lasting protection against flea infestation for 6 months and ticks for 4 months.

Duration: 6 Months for fleas, 4 months for ticks

Active ingredient:Fluralaner

Uses:

  • Treat flea and tick infestations
  • Controls Flea Allergy Dermatitis

Calmeze Tablets

Calmeze Tablets are a potent anxiety treatment aid for dogs. The beef-flavoured tablets contain amino acids and vitamins that promote relaxation. These are highly recommended for travelling, separation, hospitalisation, and other stressful or anxious events.

Duration: Acts within 90 minutes. Give1 or 2 hours before the anxious event

Active ingredients: L-Tryptophan, Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine HCl), L-Theanine, Vitamin B1 (Thiamine), Vitamin B3 (Niacin)

Uses:

  • Helpful during stressful events
  • Aids in behavioural problems
  • Beneficial for anxious dogs

Medimune Tablets

Medimune tablets are incredible nutritional supplements to strengthen the immune system of dogs. The antioxidant supplement also helps your dog recover from chronic diseases and aids in maintaining strong immunity.

Dosage:As per vet recommendation

Active ingredients: Beta Glucan, Ascorbic Acid

Uses:

  • Management of chronic diseases
  • Promotes strong immunity

Nexgard Spectra

Nexgard Spectra is a beef-flavoured oral chew treatment that protects dogs against a wide range of parasites including external and internal parasites.

Duration: 30 days

Active ingredients:Afoxolaner, Milbemycin Oxime

Uses:

  • Treat flea and tick infestations
  • Prevents heartworm disease
  • Protection against hookworms, roundworms and whipworms
  • Useful against adult Spirocercalupi in the oesophagus in dogs

Doxysyrup

Doxysyrup, as the name suggests, is an oral antibiotic syrup for dogs and cats that covers a broad spectrum of critical conditions.

Dosage:As recommended by the vet

Active ingredients: Doxycycline

Uses:

  • Broad spectrum antibiotic
  • Safe for extended time against chronic conditions including haemobartonella, campylobacter, pyodermas, osteomielites and prostatites

Parting Words

With volatile weather conditions pet parents in South Africa need to be prepared for everything. The dog supplies covered in the blog will help you do just that. Have these in your pet healthcare kit to keep your doggo healthy and happy!

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