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!

Vet visits during lockdown

Nothing is ‘normal’ during lockdown – not even a visit to the vet is what it used to be. In case you’ve been wondering whether you can still go and see your vet, there are a few things that you ...

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Teaching (an older) cat

Your cat looks at you, wondering when you will return to wherever you normally go during the day. Instead of boring her again, why not teach her something new today? You might wonder if you can train an older cat ...

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Spring cleaning while in lockdown

By now, we all know the importance of a hygienic home and many people use the lockdown period to spring clean their homes. Here is a guide of what to keep in mind for the health of your family and ...

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Get kitty moving

Here is something to keep your cat entertained while you’re stuck at home. Research shows that in addition to helping to prevent weight gain, physical exercise increases muscle tone and strengthens and improves joint flexibility, digestion and circulation in cats. ...

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Crazy Critters lockdown edition

Staying at home with our pets during lockdown is great for some pets, but other pets might not be too happy with us being there all the time. Here are some of your pictures that you shared with us:   ...

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The role of treats in training

When you train your dog, there is no doubt that you will need treats to reward him for his hard work. But certain questions often arise about the treats we use while training. This article will address some of those ...

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New tricks for older dogs

Have you given up on teaching your older dog new things because you believe it all has to be done during puppyhood? Animaltalk is here to bring you good news: older dogs CAN learn new tricks. Training always involves patience ...

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Playing tug-of-war

Whether you’re stuck inside because it is cold outside, or stuck inside due to lock down from the coronavirus, here is a game that you can play with your dog to bond with him and to stay active: tug-of-war. Who ...

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Frisbee time with your dog

You’ve seen the dogs in the parks and on the beach playing with a frisbee with their owners and you can too. You have to agree that playing with a frisbee is fun, but even for humans, it needs a ...

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Play ‘find the treat’ with your dog

This is the third game in our series of games to play with your dog. An alternative to playing hide-and-seek with Fido is to hide his favourite toy or a tasty treat for him to find. The game is very ...

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Play hide-and-seek with your dog

Most dogs love games and one game that you can play with your dog inside or outside, is hide-and-seek. Not only is this game fun, you also teach your dog to stay close to you when walking off the lead ...

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Play fetch with your dog

No need to get bored while in lock down to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. There are a few games that you can play with your dog, like playing fetch. You can even play the game inside your home. ...

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