Lockdown tips

Animaltalk brings you a variety of articles with tips, advice and things that you can do with your pets while you are in lockdown. Don’t miss out, as we will be bringing you something new every day!

10 Cool things about rockhopper penguins

Whether you’ve seen the movie Happy Feet or not, chances are that you will also love penguins and rockhopper penguins are especially fascinating. Let’s find out what are so cool about them. Out of the ordinary While most penguins are ...

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Getting to know the guinea pig

If you are looking for a pet of the smaller kind, the adorable guinea pig is one of the a few options to consider. In general, they are friendly, fun-loving and social animals who can be your companion for around ...

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Q & A: Concerned about worms

Q: Can worms build up a resistance against deworming products? A: Worms can definitely develop resistance to the drugs and changing the type of deworming medication you use from time to time will help prevent this from happening. There is ...

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Is your cat stressed?

Stress is a nasty thing to deal with, and sadly even out cats can be affected by it. Your cat isn’t able to tell you what is bothering her, and they are masters at hiding their feelings! Here are a ...

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Can pets have a negative effect on your relationship?

For many animal lovers it is not negotiable – their potential partners need to love animals too, and there’s just no way they would enter a household in which there are no pets! Love, however, does not care about our ...

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10 cool facts about tortoises

Tortoises are very interesting creature and many fables are written about them. Let’s find out what makes them so cool. Wrinkles in time In the wild, when a tortoise is healthy, he can live for an exceptionally long time – ...

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4 ways your dog shows love

There are many ways we show our dogs how much we love them. We provide them with the best food we can, a comfy place to sleep and we help when they are hurt or ill. But how do we ...

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Q & A: Food fight

Q: What to do if our older dog takes away our puppy’s treats? A: For dogs food is a ‘primary resource’, which means that food is really important. The ‘better’ the food tastes to the dog, the ‘higher value’ it ...

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Battle of the senses – you vs your cat

One of the first things we are taught as children is that we have five senses: sight, smell, taste, touch and hearing. Our feline friends have the same senses, yet they are vastly different from ours. Cats’ senses are designed ...

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Harmful collars

Some of the tools and equipment used in dog training vary widely due to various opinions and experiences by people who work with dogs. In the past, and unfortunately still today, aversive equipment is used to ‘force’, ‘correct’ or ‘punish’ ...

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Why a healthy, balanced diet is important for your feline friend

Stop a moment and consider your own diet. If you don’t eat a healthy, balanced one your body won’t get the important vitamins and minerals it needs to stay healthy. For example, if you don’t get enough iron in your ...

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Festive doggie treats and guidelines

It’s that time of the year when we get together with friends and family to enjoy each other’s company around a good meal. Our pets are very much part of our families, so it’s only natural for us to want ...

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