Pet Insurance

Pet Insurance

Pet insurance is often put on the back burner while pets are fit and healthy and only need to go to the vet for their yearly check-up and the odd minor problem.  But the day may come when your pet needs the unexpected emergency care or an expensive procedure and then...

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Holiday checklist

Holiday checklist

Going away for work or on holiday and having to make arrangements for your pets at home can be very stressful. I recommend that you consider your options carefully and don’t leave it to the last minute.  Once you have decided to use a professional pet sitting service...

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Toxic & Dangerous Foods for your Pet

Toxic & Dangerous Foods for your Pet

As pet owners we always want to spoil our pets with treats and tit-bits from our plates while cooking or cleaning up, but it is vital that we ensure these spoils are safe for our furry friends. Despite how big their eyes get,...

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How to prepare for Holidays

How to prepare for Holidays

Going on holiday is exciting and thrilling, but can sometimes be very stressful when making all the pre-trip arrangements. One of the things that needs to be part of the planning, is the selection and training of a responsible pet sitter. Whether you make use of a...

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How to walk your Dog

How to walk your Dog

Taking your dog for a walk can be a very rewarding and enjoyable experience for both of you. But if your dog doesn’t know how to walk on a leash, then this enjoyment can soon turn into frustration and anger. Here are some basic tips on how to train your dog: Until...

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How to walk your Dog Off Leash

How to walk your Dog Off Leash

First of all though, please be aware that walking off leash is not suitable for all dogs, and you must primarily have done some dog training or obedience classes. When you are ready, here’s what you need to know: Always try your pet off leash in an enclosed area, call...

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Big No!No!

Big No!No!

One thing South Africans from all backgrounds have in common is that we usually enjoy parties, dinner arrangements, celebrations and of course the regular summer braai. But we seldom consider our pets when hosting such events in our homes, which could result in...

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Bark ! Bark ! Bark! Bark!

Bark ! Bark ! Bark! Bark!

The constant barking of a dog can be very frustrating for owners and neighbours alike. But barking is the only way your dog can communicate with you, so it would be a good idea to get familiar with the different types of barking and what you can do about it: Distance...

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Tips in preparing for an adopted pet

Tips in preparing for an adopted pet

Are you thinking of adopting a pet from your local SPCA or some other place? If so, you may find this article to be of value in making the preparations. Animal shelters in South Africa are full of pets desperately needing homes. This places a heavy burden on the...

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10 Interesting facts about cats

10 Interesting facts about cats

Cats are complex creatures and their behaviour never ceases to amaze. But there are 10 interesting things you may not have known about your cat. – Most cats are lactose intolerant and should never be given cow’s milk – An adult cat has 30 teeth – A cat can jump...

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