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Pet food guide

In 2011, South African pet owners were struck with fear when at least 12 dogs died of aflatoxicosis after eating contaminated pet food. Serious incidents like these raise questions about the safety of pet food and how companies test their ...

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The Golden Retriever

A charming character combined with great loyalty makes the Golden Retriever an excellent companion for children. This trustworthy dog loves the outdoors and an active lifestyle. He’ll gladly retrieve anything you throw for him and he just loves the water ...

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Annual Vaccinations

Should all dogs and cats receive booster vaccinations every year for their whole lives? I have heard people talking about so-called titre tests that vets can do to determine if a pet really needs a booster vaccination. Are these readily ...

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Traveling Requirements

If you are planning to travel with your pet by plane, make sure you take your best friend in a travel crate that complies to the following requirements: Accepted materials for construction of travel boxes: Fibre Glass Metal Rigid Plastic ...

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Essential Amino Acids

The truth is dogs and cats do not need any protein in a healthy state at all. What they do need is the building blocks of protein. Even if animals ingested their exact daily requirements of protein, their alimentary tract ...

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Part 2 – Growing up

It was so much fun starting my doggy life at GDA! I had lots of adventures every day. Different people came to visit us and in our outside run we had toys and other things to discover – we could ...

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April is AnimalTalk’s National Pet Month

During the month of April, Animaltalk magazine is putting the spotlight on responsible pet ownership and issues regarding the welfare of pets. Please support National Pet Month by using our click-to-feed campaign! Before you make the decision to become a pet owner, ...

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Your dog can be great – Part 4

The previous article in our series on how to make your dog great focused on how to prepare for the arrival of your new puppy, how to help him settle in and the importance of attending the right kind of ...

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The German Shepherd

Highly driven, athletic, energetic and always up to a new challenge, the German Shepherd Dog (GSD) makes a great family protector, loyal companion and canine sport star. He may just be the dog for you as long as you are ...

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WUMA SA Agility Championships

  The South African Agility Championships is the most prestigious event that the agility community has on their calendar. Dogs from across the country have to qualify by competing in four trials prior to the event. The top 60 dogs ...

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Diabetes in pets

Diabetes in pets can be controlled through veterinary care and by following a strict diet, much like humans need. The causes and resultant symptoms of diabetes are similar, although not the same, in humans and pets. Dogs usually have type 1 ...

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