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A broken home: what about the pets?

Earlier this year, Stats SA released the latest marriage and divorce statistics for 2014. Over 24,600 divorce forms were processed during that year, equating to a 3.4% increase in the divorce rate from the previous year. What about the pets? ...

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Funny man Chris Forrest and his cats

One of South Africa’s most popular comedians, Chris Forrest hardly needs an introduction. He stands out in stand-up comedy and you will also have seen him on the Pure Monate Show, various movies and adverts, and Celebrity MasterChef SA (which ...

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Celeb cats: Rolanda Marais

Rolanda Marais is a much-loved South African actress who has starred in a variety of movies and TV soaps. These include: Wolwedans in die Skemer Ballade vir ‘n Enkeling Binneland High Rollers on SABC3 She also dearly loves her two ...

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How cats have taken over the internet

Life today is vastly different than say, 20 years ago. Think about laptops, smartphones, apps, internet, email – and that is just mentioning the basics. These things are part of our lives now, and the way they operate changes all ...

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How to introduce a new kitten to your cats

When introducing another cat to a resident cat’s household, it is very important to be realistic when doing the introduction. Take into consideration the breed, age, socialisation history and temperament of both cats. Step One: Confinement Confine your new cat to one ...

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No more smells! Cats and litterboxes

Just like dogs, cats can also have ‘accidents’ in the house. This often happens in the form of spraying, or sometimes your cat will simply stop using her litterbox, leaving you completely confused. The good news is that there are ...

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The gorgeous Chinchilla

A Chinchilla is the picture of pure luxury. If you live in a complex and would rather have an indoor cat, then this might be the breed for you. Chinchillas are quiet and peaceful, and quite happy not to do ...

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The cheetah – world’s fastest cat

The world’s fastest land mammal is built for speed. His claws are semi-non-retractable for good grip, his tail is long and muscular to help him steer at high speeds, and the black tear marks under his eyes help divert the ...

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The Pallas’ cat

The Pallas’ cat is rather strange-looking. His face is a lot flatter than a regular cat’s, but it is not just his appearance that sets him apart. His claws are unusually short, as are his legs, and he has fewer ...

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There’s a new kitten in the family

Making the decision to welcome a pet into your home isn’t one to be taken lightly. First up you need to consider the type of pet that would suit your family situation and lifestyle. Never buy a pet on impulse. Many ...

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Scratch that!

Cats have an instinctive need to hunt, stalk, climb and yes, scratch. While you may love your little feline dearly, you also love your couches and curtains and would like to have them intact and looking good. It’s important to ...

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Cats and kids – Part 2

When cat meets baby The arrival of a new baby brings much happiness, but if you are a cat owner you need to take care of certain things so your cat and the baby can get used to each other. ...

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