Inspiring Senior Pets

We're proud to have been introduced to a few very special senior citizens.

One of the World's Oldest Dogs Ate Hill's

Meet Tickey. She was born in 1984 and nearly made it to the Guiness Book of World Records.

Meet Tickey

We found out about her in 2013 and at the time was 28 years old and was born in 1984. Des Pistorius, a well-known local hero in the Kloof area, inherited her in 1987 and she was still full of life all these years later. She kept in shape by being taken for regular walks and loved eating her Hill's food.

The oldest recorded dog in the Guinness Book of World Records was 28 but is no longer alive. There was no record of Tickey’s birth which didn’t make it an official world record, but we’re still very proud of this senior lady.

Nelson – the celebrity

Nelson was rescued from a gutter in Brazil and survived a shipwreck before calling SA home.

Meet Nelson

When just a few days old Nelson was found in a gutter in a marina in North East Brazil by a Cape yachtsman. He had many adventures on the high seas before being rescued by a giant car carrier bound for Durban when he and the yachtsman were yacht - wrecked. And then his adventures began in earnest! His amazing story has been recorded in a book entitled "Just Call Me Nelson".

He has truly made full use of many of his allotted nine lives!

Although Nelson's beautiful velvet, coal black fur is now flecked with white, he was, until recently, a vigorous and demanding character cat. Problems with his kidneys started towards the end of July 2016. Almost overnight he deteriorated from being a lively CHARACTER cat to being a listless, sickly feline. We were devastated.

With Dr T's professional help and the immense care shown by his staff at Durban veterinary clinic - Nelson is once again back home and 'ruling the roost'. Thanks to Hills k/d kidney care chicken and vegetable stew plus a mix of Active Longevity and Kidney care pellets his healthy appetite has been restored. A trip to the clinic this morning revealed that he has put on some of the weight he lost.

Nelson can now once more enjoy his "celebrity status"! He has many fans - some even visit him and he has his own Facebook page - Nelson Gaspar Inkosi Mitchell.

Top Dog Max

Meet Max. A very special German Shepherd from the Shongweni K9 Unit.

Meet Max

A very special German Shepherd from the Shongweni K9 Unit. He was the unit’s top dog, but developed a terrible skin condition.

Meet Joshua & Bella - Born on the same day

Pets age much faster than people do.
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Tips for senior pets

Take a look at some useful tips to help
your senior pet