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THE BENEFITS OF TREATS FOR DOGS (206)

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

LOVE ME, LOVE MY PET (118)

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

3 AWESOME PET-FRIENDLY DATE IDEAS (115)

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

ARE WE THERE YET? (109)

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

FESTIVE SEASON STRESS (109)

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

SEVEN WAYS TO KEEP YOUR CAT HEALTHY (109)

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

HUMAN FOODS NEVER TO FEED YOUR DOG (106)

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

HELP! IT'S GETTING HOT IN HERE! (103)

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

TO KENNEL OR NOT? (103)

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

7 TRUTHS ABOUT PET LOVERS (45)

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

WHY EVERY PET SHOULD HAVE PET INSURANCE (21)

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

AWESOME GIFT IDEAS FOR THE PET LOVER IN YOUR LIFE (15)

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

BIG SKY COTTAGES BETWEEN WOLSELEY AND CERES (9)

March 11, 2018
Situated an hours drive from Cape Town, Big Sky Cottages offers modern self-catering semi-detached cottages on the foothills of the Mostertshoek Mountain between Wolseley and Ceres, overlooking the beautiful Buchu lands with plentiful breathtaking views of the valley. Quality fittings and finishes will... Read More

TOP 10 HANGOUTS TO TAKE YOUR FURRY FRIEND (9)

May 29, 2018
Weekends were invented for sleeping late, long lunches and quality time with your pets. We can’t help you sleep-in but here is our Top 10 list of hangouts to take your furry friend with. JOHANNESBURG THE BRAZEN HEAD Located in Fourways, Brazen Head Authentic Irish Restaurant and Pub greets you with a... Read More

SPOT MEET FLUFFY, FLUFFY MEET SPOT (9)

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

WHEN IS HALITOSIS A CAUSE FOR CONCERN? (9)

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

DOWN BOY! HOW TO STOP YOUR DOG FROM JUMPING (6)

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

DO DOGS USE BODY LANGUAGE? (6)

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

THE BEST BREED FOR YOU (6)

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

WARTHOGS BUSH CAMP (5)

May 29, 2017
If, to everyone’s despair, your idea of a weekend away MUST include your pets, then Warthogs Bush Camp... Read More
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