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!

Understand your dog’s coughs

We all know how it feels to get the flu virus and how irritating the constant coughing can be. The same goes for our beloved pets, and there are various reasons why animals cough. Rather consult a veterinarian to ensure ...

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Keep koi healthy in winter – 15 tips

Whether you stay in warmer climates or in colder regions, winter will most probably see a difference in day temperatures. In South Africa we have a wide variation of winter temperatures to deal with, but the good news is that ...

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Winter preparation – 8 tips to survive the cold

Even though most parts of South Africa enjoy relatively warm days in winter, there are areas where it gets really cold and might even see some snow. Especially in these colder regions, pet owners have to take particular care of ...

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Doggy yoga in lockdown

You and Fido tried other doggy activities, but the two of you just found it too exhausting, besides that fact that we can’t even leave our homes during lockdown. Now you want to try something more relaxed. Why don’t you ...

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Post-lockdown tips for pet owners

Are you, like many other loving pet parents, worried that your pet will suffer being alone all day once you go back to work after the lockdown has ended? You’ve spent so much time with him, playing games or just ...

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Love of My Life Crazy Critters Lockdown competition

We all love our pets dearly, but which photo do you think should win the Crazy Critters Lockdown competition? The photo with the most votes will be the ultimate winner, will feature in the next edition of Animaltalk magazine and ...

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Broken Pets Crazy Critters Lockdown competition

Pets can be so entertaining, especially when they lie in weird positions. There are all the finalists in the Broken Pet category of the lockdown competition. Who is your favourite for the broken pets category? Vote now – the ultimate ...

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Bestest Buddies Crazy Critters Lockdown competition

This is your chance to vote for your favourite image. While nothing can beat a long walk with your best friend, exploring new sights and smells, getting out the house simply isn’t an option during times of lockdown and self-isolation. ...

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Music therapy can calm your cat

Does your cat seem a bit anxious and your first thought is to play her that one song that calms you down? Stop! You won’t necessarily do her any favours, as cats often don’t like the music we do. If ...

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Crazy Critters lockdown edition #2

Keeping our kids and pets entertained during lockdown is challenging. De La Salle Holy Cross College Junior School thought of a good way to do both at the same time. Parents were asked by the teachers to send in photos ...

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5 things to teach your African Grey

Don’t forget to stimulate your African Grey’s mind during the lockdown period. There is no doubt that he brings untold joy to any household. These birds have such huge personalities and they are very clever animals. You can teach your ...

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Pet and owner wellness during lockdown

More and more people are starting to struggle mentally during the COVID-19 lockdown. We’re not used to all the restrictions and new regulations, and some people are finding it hard to cope. Their owners’ higher stress levels and changes in ...

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