Catslife

Cats and kids – Part 1

To grow up with pets is a marvellous experience. There is nothing more pleasing than seeing your human children playing peacefully with your feline children, but unfortunately the relationship between kids and cats is not always a harmonious one. You’ll ...

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Is it safe to give my cats human medication?

Human drugs are frequently used in veterinary medicine to treat a number of animal diseases. Your veterinarian has knowledge relating to these pharmaceutical agents and knows when they are required. Unfortunately, pets at home can often consume human medication and this can be fatal. Only use ...

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Norwegian forest cat

The Norwegian Forest Cat, who is also affectionately known as a Wegie or Skogkatt, is one of the few naturally occurring pedigreed cat breeds. They differ from most other breeds in that their development to date has been the result ...

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Wild cat: 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. They are similar in looks to the ocelot, though smaller, with a ...

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Ways to love your cat

Responsible pet owners make sure their cats are properly cared for. We’ve put together 20 points to consider for quality feline care. Fresh water. Make sure your pet has a bowl of clean water available every day. Rinse the bowl ...

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Fat be gone!

Obesity is the biggest health problem facing South African pets. Many owners believe a ‘little extra padding’ is not serious – but it is. Overweight pets have shorter lives, are at higher risk of diseases like arthritis, urinary conditions, skin ...

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What could be wrong if my cat is throwing up?

Vomiting may have numerous causes. In broad terms it may be caused by a problem in the stomach or intestines, or a problem outside of the intestinal tract. Intestinal problems that cause vomiting include gastritis (secondary to indiscriminate eating or ...

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It’s time for spring cleaning

A change in the season brings a new set of challenges for the pet owner. We look at ways to cope with spring shedding, allergies, parasites and how to keep pets safe outdoors Take a few hours and do a ...

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Why are cats fussy eaters?

It can be unexpected and confusing when your cat suddenly becomes fussy about what she will or will not eat. As hard as you try, she will not eat the way she did before. There could be a number of ...

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Make kitty happy with catnip

Call it weed for cats or ‘feline prozac’, catnip is a non-toxic plant that has a very strong effect on domestic cats. It’s not harmful in any way and can help improve your cat’s quality of life. Most cats, when ...

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The Somali

  A unique-looking cat – almost like something between a wild cat and a fox – the Somali has gained much popularity since the breed was founded in the 1960s. They are extroverted, athletic, active and alert, making them ideal ...

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Don’t miss out on the 20th year of WODAC

Come join in the fun and festivities and make new furry, feathered and slippery friends at the World of Dogs & Cats & PET EXPO, Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Gauteng from 17-19 July 2015. 20 years of WODAC Throughout ...

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