Dog talk

It’s time for spring cleaning

A change in the season brings a new set of challenges for the pet owner. We look at ways to cope with spring shedding, allergies, parasites and how to keep pets safe outdoors Take a few hours and do a ...

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Do active dogs need a special diet?

A dog who goes for long runs every day is considered an ‘intermediate athlete’ in that he is not pulling dog sleds all day (most working dog nutritional research is done on these sled dogs), but is more active than ...

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Part 10 – A new friend and Anja-cuddles

I love cuddling! When I was still very little, my brothers, sister and I used to cuddle with each other and with our mom Jelly. Anja looks a little bit like my mom – she’s the same colour. So when ...

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Part 9 – Mom’s office and a new friend

I went to the office with Mom! It was so exciting. Mom works half day (if you are a Puppy Raiser you need the extra time every day to take care of us), and I’m allowed to go to with ...

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The Rottweiler

A courageous dog with self-assurance and lots of confidence, the Rottweiler is popular all over the world today. Here in South Africa the breed has been on the Kennel Union of Southern Africa’s top 10 most registered breeds list for ...

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Township dog show scheduled for 11 October

SA’s oldest ‘township dog show’, the uMngeni SPCA/Hill’s Township Dog Show is happening on 11 October 2015. What’s it all about? Mixed breeds, mutts and township specials will proudly strut their stuff at the 13th uMngeni SPCA/Hill’s Township Dog Show, at Howick West ...

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Part 8 – More puppy class fun

So my puppy classes are going really well. At our second class at McKaynine, we learned how to ‘sit’ and ‘down’. But I already knew those. Here the instructor is demonstrating how to teach the down. Isn’t the Golden Retriever ...

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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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Part 7 – Visiting Granny and my first cat!

So Mom went to go visit her mom and decided that I could go with her. She has a small garden and I had a good play. There are lots of stairs where she stays so I got my exercise ...

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Dogs who serve

Did you know that International Assistance Dog Week (IADW) is celebrated each year in August? This annual tribute was created to recognise the devoted and amazing work these canines do for their handlers – assisting them in rising above limitations ...

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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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