Dogs Know How

4 Rabies facts you should know

Rabies is caused by a virus and affects all mammals. The World Health Organisation estimates that the disease claims around 60,000 human lives annually, with close to 95% of these deaths occurring in Africa and Asia. Rabies is found on ...

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Should my dog sleep indoors when it’s cold?

The temperatures are cooling down as we approach winter. While you are snuggled warmly and cozy inside, where is your dog? If you wonder whether he should be inside or outside in the cold – consider these 10 points: Consider ...

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Explaining separation anxiety in dogs

The bond between people and their dogs is one of the most beautiful relationships between two species on this planet. But that bond can also make it difficult for a dog to cope during times of separation. Many dogs destroy, ...

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6 Tips for keeping pet food fresh

As responsible pet owners, we put a lot of thought into our dogs’ food. We do research and do our best to buy our pets the food that we think will be of most benefit to them. But have you ...

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Teach your dog to sit video

‘Sit’ is one of the most useful cues you can teach your dog. Think about it for a moment, while a dog is sitting, he can’t do anything else – he can’t jump up on people, he can’t trip someone ...

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Recall of Hills dog food

As a responsible pet magazine, it has come under Animaltalk magazine’s attention that Hill’s Pet Nutrition voluntary recalled some canned dog food batches. This was done due to the higher levels of vitamin D found in these batches. To find ...

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Must-do adventures with your dog

Don’t miss another second of spending more time with your dog. You can go on interesting adventures and raise your fitness levels at the same time, and create more memories that contain some giggles and a whole lot of tail ...

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6 tips before adopting a dog

The situation in South African dog welfare is dire. Our shelters are overflowing with dogs needing homes, and they keep flowing in. If you are looking to welcome a dog into your family, adoption is certainly a good option, but ...

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5 tips for being a better pet parent

We all want to give our pets the best, and you too can go from being a good parent to a great one with these tips, courtesy of the South African Pet Food Industry Association. 1. Implement a routine Animals ...

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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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