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!

Park etiquette post lockdown

Regular walks are vital to keep your dog happy and fighting fit. When it is possible again, a trip to the park with all of its different smells is a true treat for any dog! However, as parks are public ...

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6 tips when planning a catio

Every cat parent will know that cats love exploring the outdoors and live out their hunting instincts. The sad reality these days is that it is too dangerous for our cats to be outside unsupervised. And that is why a ...

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18 tips to avoid bullies when walking your dog

Finally, you can take your dog for a walk again. But, do be aware of the bullies – they come in all shapes and sizes to antagonise others, and you’ll even find them in the park where you planned a ...

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Fitness for cats in lockdown

Does your cat get enough exercise during lockdown? Just a 15 to 20 minute daily commitment from you can be very beneficial to your pet’s health. Cats who laze about all day tend to gain weight, while those who do ...

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Keeping active dogs fit, balanced and healthy during lockdown

We would all like our dogs to remain healthy and injury-free – even more so when we are in lockdown and when they normally participate in dog sports. But it can become a challenge. There are three principles to consider ...

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Being active in winter keeps your dog healthy

Winter tends to force families inside the house, under a cosy blanket and next to the fireplace. With hot chocolate in the one hand and the other hand on your dog, you realise that both of you need to be ...

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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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