Dog talk

Tips for pets afraid of thunder

You hear the crack of thunder in the distance and you cringe, knowing what follows next – a dog who is so afraid of the thunder that you struggle to keep him under control. But it doesn’t have to be ...

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Prevent your pet from suffering from heatstroke

Our pets can suffer from heat just as much as we can in the hot summer months; some dog breeds even more than others. It is our responsibility to ensure that our pets are not exposed to the elements that ...

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7 Ways to enrich your dog’s life

Yes, dogs can become bored, and that is usually when behaviour problems can occur. Just like children, dogs need environmental enrichment to stimulate their minds and occupy their time. Although this might sound complicated, it actually just means that you ...

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Investigating fat metabolism disorders in South African Mini Schnauzers

by Dr Anthony Zambelli, Sr Jodi Venter, Dr Kenneth Joubert Mini Schnauzers are the seventh most common breed in South Africa according to the Kennel Union of Southern Africa (KUSA) registration for the last few years. This popular, spirited and ...

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Vaccinating 100 dogs for World Rabies Day

International World Rabies Day is on the 28th of September and this year, the Mdzananda Animal Clinic based in Khayelitsha, aims to vaccinate 100 dogs on the day. The clinic will be hosting a mass vaccination day where pets of ...

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Keeping pets active at boarding kennels

Choosing the ideal boarding kennel for your beloved pet can be difficult. One thing that most pet parents worry about is how their pets will be entertained while at the kennel. BKC Boarding Kennels answers these two questions: Q: How ...

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Traveling by air with pets requirements

Two interesting questions answered about travelling by air with pets: Q: What should a pet crate look like when travelling by air? A: To ensure that your pet travels comfortably, PETport custom-makes crates for your pets. The ideal crate should ...

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Stressed out!

What triggers stress in our dogs, how can you tell if your dog suffers from stress and what can you do to relieve his stress?

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Finding a boarding kennel that is the next best place to home

BKC Pet Boarding offers pets ideal boarding kennels at affordable prices. Without compromising on service and quality, these kennels offer a range of services to ensure that your pet is well looked after while you are away. Q: What makes ...

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Human food for pets: the good and the bad

We are often advised not to share our food with our pet. But, are there human foods that our pets can benefit from? Dr Anne Fraser of the Ladybrand Dierekliniek gave us a breakdown of the effects of certain human ...

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Boarding kennels or pet sitters?

The choice is yours. How the year has flown! In just few months’ time many of us will be able to take a breather from another busy year, and some of us can even look forward to going away on ...

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