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!

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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Raising a little lamb

They might not traditionally be considered pets, but there’s no doubt a lamb can make the hardest heart melt! Animaltalk chatted to Yvette Wilde, animal activist and lamb ‘mother’, about what it takes to keep one of these woolly animals. ...

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Q&A: White dog getting a tan

My dog enjoys lying in the warm sun. I am concerned as he has a white coat. What can I do to keep him safe? The main danger is the harmful ultra-violet (UV) radiation in sunlight. White dogs can go ...

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Interesting facts and cat stories

Here are a few stories and facts for all the cat lovers. See if you knew these facts about them. Cat spy In the 1960s, the CIA decided that a cat would make a great spy. In an hour-long procedure, ...

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Things you (probably) didn’t know about dogs

Let’s have some fun for a change and look at the brighter side of life – dogs! We love dogs so much, so let’s see if you knew these facts about them? Expensive pet Remember Butkus, the large dog who ...

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