Archive for August, 2011


Working and Herding Champ Show 21 October

THE WORKING AND HERDING BREEDS CLUB OF THE CAPE                                                                                                                              TWENTY-EIGHTH CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW FRIDAY, 21 OCTOBER 2011                   AT THE BRACKENFELL CRICKET CLUB, WITELS RD, BRACKENFELL                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ENTRIES/ENQUIRIES:   Hon Secretary,  Mrs Dawn Hull,100 De Hulk Way, Penhill, 7100                         Fax: 086 672 1149;   Tel: 082 824 1422;    Email: boxers@iafrica.com   NO […]

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Canine Good Citizen Test

KUSA CANINE GOOD CITIZEN TEST   The KUSA Canine Good Citizen Test is a programme that is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community and it encourages and stresses the importance of responsible dog ownership by the owners. Any dog, pure bred, crossbred or of mixed breeding may take […]

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Dangerous Foods for Dogs

·         Sharp Cooked Bones – Contrary to what you might have heard, sharp bones like those in ribs or chicken are NOT dangerous for your dog unless they are cooked. Once bones are cooked, they harden and can harm your dog when they splinter or cause an obstruction.   ·         Onions –  can irritate your dog’s […]

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Rabies Vaccination Campaign

GAUTENG PROVINCE 1 September 2011 – 31 October 2011  Veterinarians making a difference.  Since January 2011 there have been 11 confirmed cases of Rabies in the greater Johannesburg area. Eight of the dogs have been kept as pets and two were stray dogs that were removed by the authorities.   The most effective form  of rabies […]

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Chari-Tea

Join Erna Maas for tea on the last Friday of every month. The cost is R50 per person and a variety of home baked sweet and savoury goodies are on offer. The tea takes place from 11:00 to 17:00 at 4 Alphen Drive, Constantia. The funds raised are used to sterilise dogs in Tambo Village (near Mannenburg). Erna takes the dogs to Animal […]

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Plastic Surgery for Dogs?

Munson, a burly seven-year-old English bulldog, has a secret: His testicles are fake.Neutered as a puppy, Munson (named after Larry Munson of Georgia Bulldog fame) got a pair of synthetic stand-ins to preserve his manly pride. Not his idea, of course, but his owner’s.“A lot of dogs have a lot of hair back there so […]

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Belgian Shepherd Show Results

Well done to our obedience handlers who did so well today. Claire Tom and her cross breed Peanut came 1st in Special Beginners Tessa Davies and her Aussie Cujo came 4th in Novice Patsy Muller and her Yorkshire Terrier Joey came 2nd in Class A Suzy Baurrichter and her German Shepherd Arrex came 1st in […]

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Most Common Allergies

  By Dr. Jessica Vogelsang From The Dog Daily   Spend any amount of time in a veterinarian’s waiting room, and one sight will be sure to greet you on a consistent basis: a dog perched on his haunches, merrily scratching and chewing away while his frustrated owner tries to get it to stop. Allergies […]

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An Insomniac’s Best Friend

Lily Burana New York Times Chief was my insomnia buddy. As far as late-night companions go, you could do worse than a dog. We humans fill the sleepless void with mental anguish, constructing indexes of recriminations and future-forward panic. Dogs, anchored in the present, know no such travail. The sum total of their fixations are […]

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Vaccinating your Pet

From the website of the South african Veterinary Association, www.sava.co.za What you should know about vaccination Vaccinations protect your pet from several highly contagious diseases such as canine distemper, parvovirus infection and respiratory tract infections. It also protects against transmissible diseases such as rabies that also pose a risk to humans. Vaccination will not cure a […]

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Sterilising Your Pet

From the South African Veterinary Association website, www.sava.co.za What is spaying and neutering of dogs and cats? It is the surgical removal of reproductive organs of dogs or cats.    Why is it necessary?Every year thousands of unwanted dogs and cats, including puppies and kittens are needlessly destroyed. The good news is that every pet owner […]

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DNA Testing Your Dog

By Paris Permenter and John Bigley From The Dog Daily   What’s your dog’s breed? With approximately 50 percent of the U.S. dog population composed of mixed breeds, it’s a question many dog lovers hear. In the past, guesses at the breed mix were based on appearance and temperament, but now DNA testing can unlock […]

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CPDC Chain Reaction Win Flyball Competition

Our news Flyball team, Chain Reaction came first at the Cape Town Kennel Club show on Sunday 7 August. Well done girls!   var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push([‘_setAccount’, ‘UA-24677962-1’]); _gaq.push([‘_trackPageview’]);

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Out and About With Your Dog

Where have you taken your dog lately? We’d love to hear from you. Send in a pic of you and your dog (or just your dog) enjoying the outdoors.  Mail to info@capeprovincedogclub.co.za We live in such a beautiful place!  These clear winter days are perfect for walking or running. Ann and I ran to Milnerton beach […]

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SPCA Vet Shop Newsletter

  When it comes to grooming a pet most people underestimate the necessity for good hygiene practices. This month we’ve got some interesting grooming tips for you as well as great discounts and promotions on selected grooming products, to help you keep your pets looking great and feeling happy and healthy too. Our new home […]

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Meals on Wheels Thank You

                                                                                                                NPO 002-739                                                                                                             02 August 2011 Cape Province Dog Club     Thank you very much for the  donation of dog food that we received today. Our two legged friends appreciate it very much it puts a smile on their owners faces and a wag in their tails. Thank you once again it […]

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