Dog talk

How your pet can feature in TV ads and movies

Some of South Africa’s most memorable and endearing adverts have been ones featuring animal actors. Think of the Buddy the Boxer with his sassy wit on the Toyota ads or Dulux paint and its iconic Old English Sheepdog. Life on ...

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Q & A: Puppies chewing objects

Q: My five-month-old puppy seems to want to chew all the time and does not only stick to his toys. He chews our furniture, shoes and anything else he can find. What can I do to discourage him from chewing ...

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Keeping those pearly whites in tip-top condition

Your dog’s breath doesn’t have to smell as if something crawled in between his teeth and died there. He too can have fresh breath when he greets you. All you need to do, is follow a few steps, which will ...

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Ideal meal for pets

Have you ever wondered what defines a nutritionally balanced diet? It is the combination of all foods ingested by an animal to provide energy that, combined, ensures that the specific nutritional requirements are being met for the body to function ...

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Choosing a good vet

The relationship you establish with your veterinarian is an important one that will continue throughout your dog’s life. Your vet is your pet’s primary health practitioner, but will also provide dental, emergency and specialist care. If you’ve never had a ...

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Choosing the ideal breed of dog

Over the years, people have developed and bred dogs for specific reasons – such as hunting, tracking down prey, or to be their companions, to name just a few. These were used as a basis to group dogs into seven ...

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Look for these qualities before you choose a puppy

You have come this far – you’ve chosen the breed, found a reputable breeder you can trust, and now you have to choose a puppy from the litter. Always ask the breeders for advice, as they will most probably know ...

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Q & A: Scooting dog

Q: My dog is scooting inside the house and outside in the garden. What could be wrong, and what can I do? A: Immediately take your dog to the vet, as it can potentially be serious. Some dogs may empty ...

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What puppy school is all about

Puppy classes are more than just teaching your dog a few tricks. Both of you will learn so much about each other, how to communicate and understand each other, and what to expect of each other. This will also help ...

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Why dental care is vital for your dog’s health

Imagine the following: you wake up during the night with a throbbing pain in your jaw. That tooth you have been ignoring is finally getting its revenge on you. You will have to go to the dentist. While the pain ...

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