Dogs Know How

Understanding your pet’s emotions

Many dog owners describe how after a long day at work, they arrive home to a pet who seems thrilled to see them. While some cats are aloof, others are loving and warm. Could these positive reactions be an outward ...

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Small dogs, big love!

  What the smaller breeds lack in size, many make up for in personality. Some small breeds are very busy dogs, needing plenty of exercise. Others are ‘too big for their boots’, often standing up to dogs twice their size ...

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Emigrating with your pets – it’s not as hard as you think

If you’ve made the decision to emigrate to another country, you’ve likely considered taking your pets with you. You may be concerned that costs will be exorbitant, but this isn’t always the case. The emigration process takes time – for ...

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Festive fun: keep your pets safe

The December holiday is a joyous time – but it is also stressful. Celebrating Christmas comes with a lot of organising to ensure that everything goes as planned. The last thing you need is an emergency to spoil the cheerful ...

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The December holiday is getting closer!

By now most of us is getting tired, but hang in there, not much longer! Going on holiday is definitely something to look forward to, and it’s even more fun if you take your dog with! It will be a ...

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Dog Walking Tips

Roxy Blows discussed various Dog Walking Tips on her Animal Show on MixFM 14 October 2015 #AnimaltalkListenstoRoxyBlows Listen to the live clip by clicking below: Click here to read more. For more information on Roxy’s Animal Show, please see below: ...

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African wild dogs

The African wild dog, also called the African hunting dog or African painted dog, is a member of the dog (canid) family and a native of Sub-Saharan Africa. Highly social animals, African wild dogs live in packs and need large ...

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Hydrotherapy for dogs

I’ll answer your question by discussing a specific case we recently dealt with. Every once in a while we get a patient referral, and you just know THIS one is going to be special. And when she finally arrives she takes over ...

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Animaltalk Top Dog 100 Ratings

POINTS AS AT 22 MAY 2015. Errors and Omissions excluded. Enquiries by email or fax only please to Carol Immelman: email – cruella@iafrica.com or fax – 086 671 9956. Rules can be viewed here. RANK POINTS DOG’S NAME BREED 1 3790 MIDNIGHTDREAM THRILL’F ...

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Celebrity Yorkies

South Africans aren’t the only ones who love Yorkies. International celebrities also love them and are often pictured carrying their pooches around town. Our July issue of Animaltalk features an article about why you should own a Yorkie. Take a ...

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Pet food guide

In 2011, South African pet owners were struck with fear when at least 12 dogs died of aflatoxicosis after eating contaminated pet food. Serious incidents like these raise questions about the safety of pet food and how companies test their ...

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