Catslife

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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The sand cat

Also known as the sand dune cat, the sand cat is widely distributed in North Africa’s Sahara Desert, the Arabian Desert and deserts in Pakistan and Iran. They are small in size, but extremely hardy and well adapted to their ...

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Is your child ready for a kitten?

Pets can help teach children important values and life lessons. A new kitten may be the right companion for your child, but the decision needs to be carefully considered. A new pet is a commitment, not a possession, and it ...

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The Geoffroy’s Cat

A small spotted wild cat of South America who scientists do not know much about, the Geoffroy’s cat mostly inhabits open areas like the Pampas. Often referred to as ‘fishing cats’ by locals, they are very good swimmers (one cat ...

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The Selkirk Rex

A fairly new breed, the Selkirk has gained popularity in a very short time and is now bred in many countries around the world. Their unusual coat is not their only drawing card though – much of their appeal can ...

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