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!

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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Importance of routine – 6 things to do

Although your dog probably loves having you at home all day, it’s still important to keep to some form of routine during lockdown. Dogs are creatures of habit and, just as routines are important to children and adults for mental ...

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Socialising your puppy in lockdown – 5 tips

So, you’ve just brought home your new puppy and you are ready to raise him as well as you possibly can. And then, suddenly, lockdown! Unfortunately, socialisation – which is so vital for pups – can’t really happen while we’re ...

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Games to play with your bunny

You can prevent yourself and your bunny from becoming bored, and at the same time keep him in shape, build a strong bond with him and stimulate his mind, by playing games with him. You’ll be surprised at what your ...

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How to brush your cat’s teeth

Brushing your kitten’s teeth every day will prevent a build-up of plaque. If ever there was a good time to start brushing your cat’s teeth, it is now while we’re in lockdown. Dental problems can be significant in cats. They ...

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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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