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LOVE ME, LOVE MY PET (267)

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

WHY EVERY PET SHOULD HAVE PET INSURANCE (256)

September 12, 2018
The cost of medical and veterinary bills is increasing every year. Vets, like doctors, are becoming more specialized, and this means that the days of your vet down the road being able to treat your pet for every condition, are decreasing. For example; did you know that there are specialist orthopaedic... Read More

3 AWESOME PET-FRIENDLY DATE IDEAS (241)

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

SPOT MEET FLUFFY, FLUFFY MEET SPOT (240)

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

FESTIVE SEASON STRESS (228)

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

SKIN CARE VS ALLERGY RELIEF: WHICH PRODUCT IS BEST? (220)

September 12, 2018
Is your dog driving you crazy with all his scratching? If it’s annoying you, you can imagine how the poor dog feels! A dog can feel the need to scratch for a variety of reasons, and it’s important to know why he is scratching so that you can treat it effectively. An ‘innocent’ itch could be a symptom... Read More

WHEN IS HALITOSIS A CAUSE FOR CONCERN? (220)

September 12, 2018
When your dog has bad breath it can be extremely unpleasant for all those around them. No matter what the reason for the bad breath, all causes of bad breath need to be treated. Bad breath also known as Halitosis usually has oral causes. There are, however, some non-oral causes; and in these cases halitosis... Read More

HOW TO CALM A STRESSED DOG (220)

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

ARE WE THERE YET? (220)

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

TO KENNEL OR NOT? (218)

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

WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER WASH YOUR DOG WITH HUMAN SHAMPOO (218)

September 12, 2018
Why should you never wash your dog with human shampoo? In short, the answer is because humans’ skin and dogs’ skin is very different. And using human shampoo on a dog could do more damage than good.More specifically, a dog and a human’s skin’s pH levels are very different. (The normal range for a human... Read More

SEPERATION ANXIETY AND YOUR DOG (216)

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

HELP! MY CAT IS GOING BALD! (216)

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

DO DOGS USE BODY LANGUAGE? (216)

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

HELP! IT'S GETTING HOT IN HERE! (214)

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

DOWN BOY! HOW TO STOP YOUR DOG FROM JUMPING (214)

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

THE BEST BREED FOR YOU (214)

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

A WARM CAT IS A HAPPY CAT (214)

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

WHY DO CATS WANDER? (214)

September 12, 2018
Purry has been missing for a few hours. You begin to panic. You find her next door, happily lying on the neighbour’s patio in the sun. Is this normal?Although domesticated, a cat’s instinct is to roam; be it to search for a mate, an adventure or place of safety and comfort. They often don’t see your... Read More

DOG TRAINING. TO TREAT OR NOT TO TREAT (212)

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
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