Dog talk

Part 11 – My 3rd GDA pup class

So I attended my third puppy class at GDA (Guide-Dogs Association) with all my brothers and my sister. I must admit puppy classes are my favourite thing ever! We always learn something new. Here Ané is showing our moms how ...

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Dog walking tips

Now that it’s spring, you and your dog will certainly be in the mood for walking. Most dogs love it. Mention the word ‘walkies’ or reach for the lead, and watch your dog’s reaction. If he’s anything like mine, he’ll ...

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What may be wrong if my dog is throwing up?

Vomiting may have numerous causes. In broad terms it may be caused by a problem in the stomach or intestines, or a problem outside of the intestinal tract. Intestinal problems that cause vomiting include gastritis (secondary to indiscriminate eating or ...

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Breed profile: The Boxer

The Boxer is a fun-loving, exuberant, affectionate, vigilant and loyal family dog, especially patient and accommodating with small children. The Boxer is part of the Molosser dog group, developed in Germany in the late 19th century from the now extinct ...

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MaxMovie Animaltalk EXCLUSIVE National Premiere

The recent campaign run by Animaltalk magazine, Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures raised funds nation-wide for local animal organisations/ shelters. Attendance JHB – 106 | KZN – 86 | CT – 93 The national premier screening on the movie Max was in aid ...

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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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