Human food not good for animals


With the festive season shortly being upon us please be aware of what “human” foods you give your animal. Chocolate cannot be processed by a dog’s liver and there are certain types of sweetener that are toxic. Foods to avoid include: chocolate, onions, garlic, grapes, nuts, raisins, avocado and cooked bones. Medicines can also be dangerous to your pet and you should never give them any drugs not prescribed by your vet.

The drought issue is still a very real problem in Grahamstown and the surrounding areas, and it is vitally important that all your animals also have access to the water they need.

For more information and or advice on animal care, please do not hesitate to contact the Grahamstown SPCA or one of the friendly vets in town.

Ikhala Veterinary Practice on Strowan Road, Tel: 046 622 3261

The State Vet on George Street, Tel:  046 622 7112

Grahamstown Veterinary Practice on Fitzroy Street, Tel: 046 622 6743

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For more information, advice or guidance, to report cruelty and or details on how you can donate to help us with the work we are doing in your community, please contact the Grahamstown SPCA on 046 622 3233 or email us at

For any animal related emergencies and or queries please contact the Grahamstown SPCA on 046 622 3233 or the Emergency Cell on 064 820 8496.

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