Dog talk

Itchy skin

One of the most common causes of scratching is fleas. Even if you don’t see them, I would advise that you treat your pet with a flea product. If the scratching continues, then allergies are the most likely cause and this ...

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London (CNN)An investigation is underway after a canine competitor died

London (CNN)An investigation is underway after a canine competitor died the day after taking part in Crufts, one of the world’s most prestigious dog shows. An autopsy indicates he was poisoned. Three-year-old Irish setter Thendara Satisfaction — known to his owners ...

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Is it cruel to lift a Scottie like this?

When members of the public saw the way the handler of the Scottish Terrier, who won Best In Show at this year’s Crufts Dog Show in England, lifted her dog, there has been a public outcry. The photographs went viral ...

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Russian Scottish Terrier wins group at Crufts

Beating thousands of other dogs, Knopa (Ch Mcvan’s to Russia with Love), a Scottish Terrier from Russia won Best in Group for Terriers and qualified for the final of Crufts. Knopa, aged five, will now compete for the prestigious title ...

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Medical dogs

Medical detection dogs are taking their life-saving missions to a whole new level. The dogs’ amazing sense of smell – between 1,000 and 10,000 times better than our own – is helping to identify various diseases and conditions that are ...

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World’s 10 most expensive dog breeds

A list of the world’s most expensive breeds of dog: Note: These prices are calculated averages and will vary from breeder to breeder! 1. Basset Hound (R14,000 – R17,500) These droopy-eared dogs make for great companions. They have a very ...

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Miniature Schnauzer

A friendly and child-loving dog, the Miniature Schnauzer enjoys much popularity all over the world. He is one of three varieties of Schnauzer (the other two being the Standard and the Giant) and as his name indicates, he is the ...

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Animals of Cape Town need you

The animals of Cape Town need your assistance Day five of the devastating fires raging on the Cape Peninsula and firefighters have finally managed to get the blazes under control. More than 2,000 career and volunteer firefighters fought the flames ...

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Worms and deworming

Internal parasites may take up residence in your pet’s intestines or other organs and cause serious health complications. We look at how deworming products are formulated and manufactured to provide a safe and effective way to control them. Endoparasites or ...

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World’s 10 most expensive dog breeds

A list of the world’s most expensive breeds of dog: Note: These prices are calculated averages and will vary from breeder to breeder! 1. Basset Hound (R14,000 – R17,500) These droopy-eared dogs make for great companions. They have a very ...

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Puppy school

Puppy classes are much more than an opportunity to mix with other pups. Effective puppy classes are structured to give your dog the skills to deal with all the challenges of life as well as the correct foundations for future ...

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