Dog talk

What happens at puppy school?

Puppy classes play a valuable role in socialising your new puppy. You will be taught how to train your dog, how to make sure he grows up healthy and happy, and you will have lots of fun! If you have ...

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A man and his wolfdog

Did you catch Animaltalk’s exclusive interview with Kelly Lund? When Kelly brought Loki home in December 2012, he vowed not to keep the Siberian Husky/Arctic wolf mix confined. As such, the two regularly traverse the terrain around their hometown of ...

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Christmas rules

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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Loud noises that scare pets

Startling at loud noises is a normal survival mechanism for animals, because loud noises are often associated with danger. In most cases, when an animal is exposed repeatedly to a noise without anything ‘bad’ happening (painful or fearful experience), the ...

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The acral lick

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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Welcoming your new puppy

Making the decision to welcome a pet into your home isn’t one to be taken lightly. First up you need to consider the type of pet that would suit your family situation and lifestyle. Never buy a pet on impulse. Many ...

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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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