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Milindi

Baie dankie Dr Orsilla (18 October 2018)

Middag baie dankie vir julle ondersteuning met Max ons hond. Ons sal hom verloor het as julle nie daar was. Baie dankie vir julle ontvangs dame wat sondag aand aan diens was en baie dankie aan Dr Orsilla. Max se stert swaai weer, hy pik-pik nog aan kos en een van die dae krap hy weer die huis om baie dankie.

BEST HEALING HANDS I KNOW (1 November 2018)

Good Day

 

I would like to express my gratitude to the vet, staff and personel of Bakenkop Animal Clinic for their outstanding service and support and care, they have shown towards our four paw family member (Milo), including ourselves as a family.

 

We were accomodated during the worst time of the month, with a critical ill pup.

Needles to say with guidance and support and continuous following up and treatment from the vet, our pup servived.

 

Emotionally the vet and staff motivated us non stop and guided us every step of the way.

I surely recommend Bakenkop Animal Clinic to anyone.

Thank you for your fantastic service and passion to safe animal lives.

 

Regards

The Crewe Family @ Milo

Thank you (31 October 2018)

Good afternoon,

Could you please forward this on to the staff at Bakenkop Animal Clinic.

I just want to say a big thank you to everyone, the staff where all very sympathetic and helpful.

Unfortunately we had to say to good bye to our precious German Shepard Rishka.

 

But the care she received this week and the understanding we received from the staff was excellent.

A special Thank you to Doctor Jeanine, who was always available for an update, who allowed us as much time as we needed and didn’t hesitate to explain difficult things or answer our questions.

 

Thank you for your care.

 

Kind Regards

Ashley and Erick

Dental disease, what you need to know!

EWWW. What’s that smell?

Have you ever been greeted by your furry friend and thought “what’s that disgusting smell?”  Your pets breath may not be sweet or minty but it shouldn’t make you want to flee the room.  Just like in people bad breath (halitosis) is a sign of dental disease.  Take a moment to lift your pet’s lips and take a look at ….

THE GUMS:

The gums should be pink and shiny and flat against the teeth. Gums that are red and swollen or even bleed when touched indicate a gum infection (gingivitis) and are also the first sign of periodontal disease.  As the condition worsens the gums will recede from the tooth and eventually the teeth will loosen and fall out. This condition is common in cats and dogs AND IT IS PAINFUL!

This is normal cat and dog gums

Cat normal Gums Dog normal gums

Painful gingivitis in cats and dogs

Gingivitis in cats Gingivitis in dogs

THE TEETH:

The teeth should be white and clean and NOT broken or cracked. Just like people pets accumulate tartar (brown/ yellow buildup on teeth) which is mineralized plaque. This tartar is irritating to the gums and causes gingivitis.  If the tartar is not removed it builds up under the gum line where bacteria grow and cause the teeth to loosen from the bone. The bacteria harboured here can enter the blood stream and cause infections elsewhere in the body.

Tartar build up on canine tooth

Tartar build on Canine tooth

MY PET ALREADY HAS GINGIVITS AND TARTAR : WHAT CAN I DO NOW?

The take home message of dental care is PREVENTION.   Once tartar is present it cannot be removed by any means except a cleaning under general anaesthesia. At Bakenkop animal clinic we have an ultrasonic dental scaler and polisher, as well as a dental X-ray machine to evaluate tooth roots. August is our clinics dental awareness month. Please bring your pet in for a FREE assessment and a quote for your pet’s dental procedure. Our friendly veterinarians will be happy to discuss your oral health concerns.

before and after pictures

Arthritis

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Arthritis is a slow progressive condition affecting one or more joints and it is fairly common in older pets especially if they are overweight. Research shows that 90% of cats will have arthritis by the age of 12, and 20% dogs will eventually develop arthritis.

Arthritic changes were visible in both of Roxy’s elbows and her left hip joint. Roxy was in a chronic cycle of pain which made her less active, less interactive and contributed to her weight gain. There is no treatment to reverse arthritis. We follow a strict protocol to slow down the degeneration of the joints and to help the pet live a more comfortable life.

Roxy joined our Pet Slimmer program in March with Sr Cindy. Her diet was changed to the Hill’s Metabolic plus Mobility diet. This diet not only supports her joints but also assists in losing excessive bodyweight responsible for placing additional pressure on her already sensitive joints. Dr Suzie started Roxy on weekly Pentosan injections in addition to the pain medication that Roxy was already on.

 

Pentosan is known to help with:

* Stopping the ongoing breakdown process of the joint cartilage,

* Clearing the blockages in blood vessels so nutrition can be delivered directly to the joints and

* Stimulating the body’s production of cartilage, joint lubricant and anti-oxidants.

Read more on how Hill’s j/d can improve your pet’s arthritis

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Thinking of emigrating?

We at Bakenkop Animal clinic want our patients to stay here with us, but if you are thinking of emigrating here are a few points to keep in mind.

Start earlyPlane-flying-away-1. Depending on the country, there are many hoops to jump through and these take time.

For veterinary health certification all countries require positive identification of the animal with a microchip.  Most countries require vaccination and blood tests. Unfortunately this is only valid after the insertion of a microchip.  For this reason we recommend microchipping as a standard for all puppies.

Every country has its own set of requirements for pets entering their country. It is best to either contact the country directly for import requirements or work through one of the export companies.

There are companies that specialize in export of pets and they help to take the stress out of the whole ordeal. They can organise the state veterinarian aspect as well as the actual flight. We highly recommend that you work through one of these companies from the very start of the process.

  1. Keringa/petwings: petwings@keringa.co.za   011 976 3030
  2. Global paws : travel@globalpaws.co.za  0879970540
  3. Petport : info@petport.co.za 011 965 6397

We as the private veterinarian can help you with microchipping, vaccinations, blood tests and filling in of health certificates.  It remains your responsibility to organise and make sure that tests and vaccinations are done at the correct times based on the countries requirements.

If you need an export consultation, please phone to make an appointment with Dr Anya Kleinhans, or Dr Kate de Klerk Mondays to Fridays.

Billy Broodryk

Aan wie dit mag aan gaan

Ons het ons kat Billy ‘n tyd terug by julle gehad om ‘n abses agter sy oor te laat dreineer.

Ek en my vrou wil net vir julle baie dankie se vir julle ongelooflike diens. Ons kon sien dat julle ‘n passie het vir wat julle doen en julle’s uiters professioneel.

Ek’s bly om te se hy is weer 100% sy stoute self en het gelukkig nog nie weer in ‘n bakleiery gekom( waarvan ons weet nie!).

Julle’s great, baie dankie.

Groete

Jacques en Lynne Broodryk

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