Author Archives: Mientjie Kleinhans

10 cool things about the polar bear

Awesome facts about the polar bear: 1. Transparent fur Polar bears appear white, but their fur is actually transparent. It only appears white because it reflects visible light. To humans and other animals who can see only visible light, the ...

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Crucial emigration documents required

[Advertorial] Emigrating to another country can be daunting. There are just so much to think about and to get ready, and if your pets are joining you on the life-changing journey, it is best to start planning long in advance. ...

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Housetraining done right for your puppy

When you first get your puppy, one of the most pressing things all owners want the puppy to learn is not to toilet in the house. We need to remember that puppies have no concept of inside and outside, and ...

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Hairball havoc – no more hairy dilemmas

Cats spend many hours of their lives grooming themselves. It keeps their coat soft, clean from debris and dead hair as well as stimulating blood circulation. This is perfectly natural, but excessive grooming can lead to problems with hairballs. Excessive ...

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A look at responsible pet ownership in today’s society

It is very common to hear people refer to their pets as their ‘children’. It wasn’t always like this. Back in the day, a dog was just a dog. Many dogs lived outside the house, with their owners feeling that ...

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Never buy a pet on impulse

Why and how to do your homework before getting a new pet Far too many people live with the sad consequences of obtaining a pet on impulse. This can range from having to surrender or re-home the pet due to ...

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Sufficient shelter in winter is vital for your pets

As the beautiful colours of autumn are all around us and the leaves drop off the trees, winter makes its approach known with the chill of the morning and evening air. You may be tucked snugly in your warm bed, ...

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