Dog talk

When your dog keeps licking one spot on his skin

There are many reasons that may cause a dog to lick a certain area more than normal. The constant licking can result in a sore which doesn’t heal – this is called an acral lick granuloma. It is very important ...

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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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Dealing with the death of your dog

When an older dog passes away, it can be a challenge to open your heart to another pet. Grieving for your dog is an important step, so give yourself time to come to terms with the loss. People deal with ...

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Water safety for your dog

Summer can be a great time for you and your dog. When enjoying those sunny summer days with your pet, it’s definitely important to keep him cool, and water can be a great way of doing that. But it’s equally ...

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Should you warm up and cool down your dog?

Whether you have a canine athlete, do obedience training with your dog, hike with him or just play in the garden, warming up is an important aspect of helping to prevent injuries or injury flare-ups. By raising the body temperature and ...

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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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Soon in SA – five-star hotel for your dogs!

Cape Town’s first-ever five-star dog hotel, atFrits Dog Hotel & Daycare Centre, will be opening very soon. As of 1 December 2015, your four-legged friends will be able to rest their weary paws in style while on the road with ...

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Part 13 – Visit to a factory

Guide Dog puppies need to be exposed to as many places and experiences as possible. So Dad decided to take me to a factory! The factory I went to belongs to a friend of Dad’s. There were strange noises and ...

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Reaching out to animals in Mozambique

Claudia Armandi shared her story with Animaltalk: My name is Claudia Armandi. I moved from Italy to Mozambique a couple of years ago for business. As an animal lover, I couldn’t close my eyes to the many stray dogs in ...

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Is it safe to give my dog human medication?

Human drugs are frequently used in veterinary medicine to treat a number of animal diseases. Your veterinarian has knowledge relating to these pharmaceutical agents and knows when they are required. Unfortunately, pets at home can often consume human medication and this can be fatal. Only use ...

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