Health

My cat is deaf, now what?

Of all mammals, cats are on the top of the list when it comes to good hearing. In fact, all their senses, except taste, are better than ours! They are extremely sensitive to a broad range of frequencies, they can ...

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Annual health checks

Regular vet visits are important for all pets to ensure they stay healthy and happy for as long as possible. Just because your pet doesn’t seem ill, doesn’t mean you can skip an important annual health check. Remember, pets can’t ...

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Is your cat in pain?

When you love your cat, know her normal behaviours well and are in tune with her feelings, you will most probably have a suspicion when she is in pain. However, it is not always possible to know for sure as ...

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Let her coat shine

As a cat lover, you would have noticed how your cat can spend hours grooming her lovely coat. Nature intended it that way by supplying her with all the right equipment to take care of her coat – from a ...

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Smoking and pets

Did you know that according to the World Health Organisation about six million people globally die from smoking-related diseases every year? Included in this figure are the 44,000 South Africans who die annually as a result of smoking. Smokers are ...

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To medicate or not for bad behaviour

There could be a myriad of reasons why you feel your dog needs medication to alter his behaviour. In some cases, dogs may need something to calm them down, but medication is not always the ideal solution. Often, a dog ...

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Dealing with parasites

There are so many parasites out there we need to look out for that we sometimes get lost in which parasite does what, and how to treat against it. This guide will make it easy for you to identify the ...

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8 tips for healthy koi fish

Watching koi fish swimming around in a beautiful pond creates a tranquil atmosphere. The last thing a koi owner wants to see is that there is something wrong with the fish. Here are eight nutritional guidelines to follow to ensure ...

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Pet medical insurance compared

Now, more than ever, pet owners cannot afford to be without pet insurance. It has become a necessity to ensure that our pets can be treated in case of emergency. But the biggest question remains: which insurance to choose? We’ve ...

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Does your dog bark non-stop?

A dog who barks non-stop can be a huge irritation to the neighbours, especially during night time when they are trying to get some sleep. The frustration of quieting your dog can escalate when the neighbours start to get legal ...

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Cat zoomies

Has your cat ever had the zoomies? Your cat suddenly starts running around like crazy, as fast as she can, doing laps around the room while jumping over the couches or up and down the stairs. It is very funny ...

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