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 the hammerhead shark

The hammerhead shark has such a peculiar head that he is easily identifiable from all the other sharks. Find out why he looks like this and what else is cool about this underwater creature. 1. Stating the obvious One of ...

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Keeping quirky chickens as pets

When you really love animals, often a dog and cat are just not enough. Chickens can make great pets, provided you have the means, time and space to care for them. As with any pet, it is extremely important to ...

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Newsflash! Free cat food

Have you received your free sample of Bon Appétit cat food with the September issue of Animaltalk magazine yet? If you haven’t, hurry and get your September copy from leading supermarkets now, or go to www.coolmags.co.za. The October issue will ...

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Q & A: What’s that smell?

Q: Should I be concerned about my dog’s bad odour? A: There is a skin condition in dogs that can cause them to smell bad. This skin condition is called seborrhoea. There are two forms of this disease: the oily ...

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Taking a closer look at worms

Let’s not beat around the bush here. Worms are disgusting. As pet owners, none of us like the idea of these parasites infecting our dogs and cats. The reality though is that many of us lead extremely busy lives, and ...

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10 cool things about the wolf

There are so many stories about wolves, from folklore and fables, to good and bad ‘real life’ stories to be told. Let’s find out what the cool things about the wolf are. 1. Family ties Wolves are the largest members ...

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First pet fish tips

So your child has gotten into the habit of persistently reminding you that he or she wants a pet. Or, you decided that you would like to give your little one a companion animal, in order to have a friend ...

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Q & A: Baby teeth

Q: How does the teething process work in kittens and puppies? A: Puppies and kittens develop sharp, needle-like teeth, at about the age of three to four weeks of age. By the age of six weeks or so, these emerging ...

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Hairball havoc solutions

Cats spend many hours of their lives grooming themselves. It keeps their coat soft, clean from debris and dead hair as well as stimulating blood circulation. This is perfectly natural, but excessive grooming can lead to problems with hairballs. Excessive ...

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Grooming your pooch made easy

Your dog loves you unconditionally. Some dogs do, however, love us a little less when it comes to bath time! Whether you do it at home or at a parlour, grooming plays an important role in keeping your pet neat, ...

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10 Cool things about rain spiders

Rain spiders have gotten quite a bad reputation due to their hairy, eight-eyed, eight-legged look, but these little guys deserve the benefit of the doubt. They are quite fascinating creatures, and play a very important role in the ecosystem. 1. ...

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