Author Archives: Sam

Preparing for a kitten

A recent study indicates that the best age for homing kittens is closer to 14 weeks than the commonly advised eight weeks [i]. This is due to various developmental factors, and ensures fewer behavioural problems throughout a cat’s life. If ...

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10 Cool things about seahorses

1. Tiny horses Seahorses get their name from the way their heads are shaped, because they look very similar to that of a horse with its long snout. But that is where the similarity to a horse ends. Seahorses are ...

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Help! My cat is a fussy eater

One day, out of the blue, or so it seems, your cat pulls up her nose at the food bowl, meows at you and then walks away. She’s clearly not interested in the food she normally eats. There might be ...

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When your peanut allergy is life-threatening

You’ll never forget the first time you met your dog. Those doe eyes. That wagging tail. You wanted to pick him up and take him home right then and there. You love your dog more than anything, but there’s something ...

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Counting down 10 amazing sharks

10. Japanese sawshark Superpowers: Nose is used as a weapon, camouflages with sandy bottoms AKA: Sawshark The snouts of these sharks can bear up to 45 serrated teeth and make up 20% of their body length. Their snouts are used ...

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Smoking and pets

Did you know that according to the World Health Organisation about six million people globally die from smoking-related diseases every year? Included in this figure are the 44,000 South Africans who die annually as a result of smoking. Smokers are ...

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Everlasting freshness

Cats can leave your house in utter disarray, by scratching your furniture or turning your living space into a cursed smell from hell. But you as a cat owner can change your living space to smell like a fresh haven. ...

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10 Monstrous bugs that are freaky

10. Mosquito Superpowers: Mass murderer, irritating In the number 10 spot, the cause of at least a million deaths a year – not through their bite, but through transmitting deadly diseases such as malaria – are mosquitos. These insects suck ...

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Thinking of getting a fish tank?

Aquariums containing live plants and animals can be incredibly beautiful and many people find great joy in watching and caring for their tanks. Although tempting, one should never simply walk into a pet store, pick a couple of pretty fish ...

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To medicate or not for bad behaviour

There could be a myriad of reasons why you feel your dog needs medication to alter his behaviour. In some cases, dogs may need something to calm them down, but medication is not always the ideal solution. Often, a dog ...

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Dealing with parasites

There are so many parasites out there we need to look out for that we sometimes get lost in which parasite does what, and how to treat against it. This guide will make it easy for you to identify the ...

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Feeding your kitten

Hearts melt at the sight of a kitten. But that adorable bundle of fluff you’re bringing home is going to need looking after for her whole life. And because cats can have nine lives, that’s a long time! Giving your ...

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