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Falling in love with a patient

One of the least talked about hazards of working with animals is that you constantly fall in love. In human medicine it is considered unethical to fall in love with one’s patients, but fortunately no such restrictions apply in the veterinary profession. I can clearly remember the first patient l fell in love with – a large Pyrenean Mountain Dog named Igor, assigned to me as a student at Onderstepoort. Igor was suffering from an auto-immune disorder and was as mean as sin, launching himself at his kennel fence every time anyone walked past. Perplexed by his behaviour and growing weary of risking life and limb twice a day, l sat down opposite his kennel to observe him and try to understand. Su

Mandela Day Kennel Building for the pets of Khayelitsha

How are you spending your 67 minutes this Mandela Day? Spend it with the Mdzananda Animal Clinic as we build kennels for the pets of Khayelitsha. Come and have some fun. Bring your family, friends or colleagues and work together to build a kennel for one of the pets this winter. Public groups: Saturday 16th July 10am - 2pm Corporate groups: Monday 18 July before 1pm Bring along: - Hammer - Measuring tape - Pencil - Paint brushes - If you have nails, varnish or paint feel free to bring that along too - Ensure to bring water to stay hydrated, some snacks to stay energized and protection from the sun - Most importantly bring along excitement and fun! Cost: R67 / R167 you choose w

Pack a Wagging Winter Shoebox to keep one pet warm this winter

Last weekend it rained cats and dogs! The first heavy winter rain hit the coast of Cape Town with a blast this past weekend. After an extremely dry summer Capetonians rejoiced to see our dam levels rising, our rivers flowing strongly and our earth soaking up the much needed and long awaited rain. In times like these I am always torn. I rejoice for the rain that our country desperately needs, but my heart breaks for the people and animals living without shelter and who need to face the icy cold Cape Town weather. This past Sunday the rain was falling especially hard. If you have ever visited the Mdzananda Animal Clinic in Khayelitsha or the Khayelitsha community you will understand our

12 000 Pets Campaign featured in The Bark Magazine

We are really excited to announce that our campaign to change 12 000 township pets' lives in South Africa was featured in The Bark Magazine, California. Our campaign is running until end July. Help us reach our goal to change 12 000 township pets lives here:

Be a Honey and keep Khayelitsha pets warm this winter

Dear Animal Friends If you’ve started to feel the icy chill in the Cape Town air, be sure to know that the animals in Khayelitsha are feeling it too – especially little Honey. On the 4th of December 2015 Honey was born in a sandy patch in our garden. Her mommy, a Maltese poodle, was brought to Mdzananda to be sterilized when out popped six little puppies. Honey was one of them. Unfortunately the joyous bundles suffered from a terrible virus called Parvo, a highly contagious viral disease that is life threatening. Five of the pups were not strong enough to fight the virus, even with treatment, but Honey was strong - she escaped the virus. This healthy puppy grew fast and her personali

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