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3 AWESOME PET-FRIENDLY DATE IDEAS

July 18, 2018
If you are an animal lover with a pet (or two!) at home, you know how hard it can be to leave your furry friends behind when you set off on a lovely date with your partner. After all, they’re part of the family! At Date Night Ideas, we believe a ‘date’ is a special time you set aside to bond with the... Read More

7 TRUTHS ABOUT PET LOVERS

July 18, 2018
Owning a pet is truly life changing. And for all of those pet lovers out there, we know that you can truly resonate with the below seven truths. Truth #1: “Pet High” Pet owners are generally more confident resulting in higher self-esteem. Pets love unconditionally, greet joyfully, and fulfill the need... Read More

A WARM CAT IS A HAPPY CAT

September 14, 2018
"In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this." - Terry PratchettHOW TO PROTECT YOUR FELINE FRIEND WHEN THE MERCURY DIPSWhile South African winters are not as extreme as in other parts of the world, even with their furry exterior, our feline friends do feel the cold, and... Read More

ARE WE THERE YET?

September 11, 2018
The do’s and don’ts of taking your dog on a road trip. Your pooch is a part of the family so it’s understandable that you would want to take him on holiday with you. But the dreams of them frolicking on the beach or splashing through mountain streams can easily become a nightmare if you don’t do some... Read More

AWESOME GIFT IDEAS FOR THE PET LOVER IN YOUR LIFE

June 14, 2018
If you’ve been wondering what unique gift you can get the pet lover in your life for their birthday, your next anniversary, or any other special occasion that might be on the horizon, we’ve got good news. We’ve rustled up a few awesome ideas that will get you in their good books for life. Here you go: HAND-DRAWN... Read More

DO DOGS USE BODY LANGUAGE?

September 14, 2018
Dogs are very expressive animals; they will use body postures and expressions to communicate when they’re feeling happy, sad, nervous, fearful and angry. Fortunately this is a language we can share and communicate in the same way. Although this language system is elaborate and practiced, it is one we... Read More

DOG TRAINING. TO TREAT OR NOT TO TREAT

September 12, 2018
You’re at the end of your tether. No amount of shouting, smacking, or punishing is getting your dog to behave in the manner you wish him to. He won’t heel, doesn’t sit when asked and jumps all over your guests. Bottom line – your dog needs training.Dog behaviourists and trainers for years have advocated... Read More

DOWN BOY! HOW TO STOP YOUR DOG FROM JUMPING

September 12, 2018
Do you ever dread going to visit the neighbours because of their dog that always jumps up leaving muddy paw prints on your white trousers, or avoid play dates with your toddler’s best friend because their dog keeps on bowling him over? Now consider if people were to feel the same way about visiting your... Read More

FESTIVE SEASON STRESS

September 11, 2018
5 STEPS TO A HAPPY AND STRESS-FREE PET Is your dog prone to feeling stressed and anxious? It’s important to try and establish what the cause of their fretfulness is in order to take the necessary steps to help them feel safer and more relaxed.  With this in mind, Dr. Megan Kelly has outlined the following... Read More

HELP! IT'S GETTING HOT IN HERE!

September 11, 2018
Summer is (thankfully) on its way, and with it rising temperatures. Great news for humans, not good news for dogs left in parked cars. A typical scenario: You’re on your way home from walking the dogs, and you realise you are out of milk, bread and a few other groceries. You’ll just be a few minutes... Read More

HELP! MY CAT IS GOING BALD!

September 12, 2018
Cats spend most of their waking life grooming themselves, so you can be forgiven if you don’t notice excessive grooming right away. In fact, you might only notice it when she starts pulling chunks of fur out, and bald patches start appearing. This often results in a vicious cycle as the raw, exposed... Read More

HOW TO CALM A STRESSED DOG

September 12, 2018
As a dog owner, you have probably come to dread Guy Fawkes or New Year’s Eve, or any event that involves fireworks. And thunderstorms are reminiscent of the scene in The Sound of Music when all the children run into Maria’s room, terrified of the loud bangs, except you have a fur-family-member crawling... Read More

HUMAN FOODS NEVER TO FEED YOUR DOG

September 11, 2018
How often have we succumbed to those puppy dog eyes at the dinner table and given our dogs scraps, or taken a “doggy bag” from a restaurant with the intent of giving the contents to said “doggy”? Unfortunately, that’s the worst thing you can do. Many foods are actually poisonous to dogs and while symptoms... Read More

LOVE ME, LOVE MY PET

May 29, 2018
Pets play a significant role in making (or breaking) a relationship. Introducing your pet/s to your new love interest and ensuring that they remain a priority in every aspect of your life takes planning, commitment, patience and forethought. It is important to know how to introduce your pet/s into your... Read More

SEPERATION ANXIETY AND YOUR DOG

September 16, 2018
You come home from a long day at the office. You’re dog-tired (pun intended) and ready for a quiet evening at home in front of the TV. The first thing that happens as you walk through the door is your furriest member of the family literally bowls you over in excitement. It’s nice to be missed you think.... Read More

SEVEN WAYS TO KEEP YOUR CAT HEALTHY

June 11, 2018
Cats are fairly low-maintenance creatures, as pets go. They groom themselves, spend most of the day sleeping, and relieve themselves in a designated area. Just make sure they are warm, watered and fed, and have access to a litter box right? Yes, and no. Cats are low maintenance, but they do require some... Read More

SPOT MEET FLUFFY, FLUFFY MEET SPOT

September 12, 2018
INTRODUCING YOUR NEW FELINE FRIEND TO YOUR RESIDENT POOCH, AND VICA VERSA. Your cat has ruled the roost for years and suddenly a noisy, busy, larger-than-life creature enters the picture – it’s understandable your cat isn’t going to react too kindly. Likewise if your pooch has protected your home and... Read More

THE BENEFITS OF TREATS FOR DOGS

September 11, 2018
Who doesn’t love a treat? It’s a reward after a hard day’s work, a pick-me-up when life’s getting you down, or a sweet something to celebrate a special occasion.  While we are not advocating feeding your pooch chocolate cake, they too can benefit from receiving treats, and the benefits go much further... Read More

THE BEST BREED FOR YOU

September 12, 2018
These dogs are generally sturdy, have high-energy and display an even temperament, ideal for young children. As it is with children, it’s a good idea to have some space around the house to allow for playing and getting rid of energy. Avoid dogs that you can hold in one hand, such as the ‘toy’ breeds.... Read More

TO KENNEL OR NOT?

September 11, 2018
So you’re exciting about your impending holiday, but you’re not sure what to do with your furry family member. Why not send him on his own holiday, and consider kennelling him? As with any break from routine, it’s important to do your research and be prepared so here are some tips to make putting your... Read More
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