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!

Q & A: Pet allergies

Q: Can people allergic to dogs and cats still have them as pets? A: Our immune system helps to find and fight foreign substances in our bodies such as viruses and bacteria. Some people have super-sensitive immune systems, which react ...

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Feline feet – 6 things you need to know

Most of us don’t spend much time thinking about our feet. When it comes to our pets, we might sometimes have random thoughts about how adorable those little paws are, but that’s pretty much where it ends. Here are six ...

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Making a visit to the vet easier

The physical act of taking your pet to the vet can be a challenging and daunting task, to say the least. Emergencies happen, and visits to your local vet are often unforeseen and happen when we have the least amount ...

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10 cool things about the hyena

Besides a laugh that causes chills down some people’s spine, the hyena is not the most beautiful creature on the planet. But this animal has a very important purpose in nature – let’s find out what makes him so cool. ...

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Boarding kennels vs pet sitters

Finally! Your holiday plans are falling into place. But have you considered your pets? As pet owners we need to ensure that our pets are properly cared for if we can’t take them with us. If you are considering either ...

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Q & A: Pills for pooches

Q: Can antibiotics be bad for my dog? A: Most dogs respond very well to antibiotics but, as in people, some dogs may be allergic to certain antibiotics. This is, however, very rare. As long as your vet has prescribed ...

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Do felines prefer females?

We all know the joke of the old spinster whose only company are her cats. Of course, in today’s life, women take their lives and when/if they want to marry into their own hands, but this article is not about ...

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Small breeds – the positives and the negatives

For many, the term ‘small dog breed’ is synonymous with the popular Toy breeds; however, this isn’t always the case. There are a number of small breeds classified in all of the dog groups – Utility, Terrier, Herding, Hound and ...

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10 cool things about the raccoon

The raccoon looks very cute and cuddly, but they will often bite if approached by a human. Let’s find out what is so cool about this animal. What’s for dinner? Raccoons are omnivores, which means they like to eat both ...

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Goldfish myths busted

Myth: goldfish have a three-second memory Much research has already been done to disprove this common goldfish myth. Has your goldfish ever looked excited at feeding time? This already proves that they can remember – and they can remember things ...

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Q & A: What a smile!

Q: How can I teach my dog to tolerate having his teeth brushed? A: The best way to get your dog used to letting you brush his teeth is to start off by putting your hand under his jaw so ...

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Top Dog 2020 season cancelled

Due to the unprecedented times we are all living in, Animaltalk regrets to announce the official cancellation of the 2020 Top Dog season/competition including the Top 100 Showdogs section. Top 100 rankings In view of the fact that less than ...

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