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Cat won’t use litter tray

My six-year-old cat has recently started to have accidents around the house rather than using her litter tray. What could be the reason?   It’s a good idea to get your cat checked to ensure there is nothing physically wrong. ...

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THE MARGAY

The margay is a small cat who lives in dense forests in South America. They are solitary and nocturnal, occupying large territories which they indicate using scent markings.

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20 ways to love your cat

Showing you care is more than just providing your pet with fresh water, shelter and food Responsible pet owners make sure their cats are properly cared for. We’ve put together 20 points to consider for quality feline care. 1. Fresh ...

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Catering for cats

If buying pet food ever left you scratching your head, chances are you are a cat owner. You want the best for your cat, but she doesn’t always agree with you about what’s best for her! Did you know that ...

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Depressed? Pets can bring your smile back

  There is nothing like coming home to our pets when we have had a bad day. No matter how grumpy we are, there is always that wagging tail or soft purr waiting on the other side of the door. ...

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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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