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!

Rid your dog of ticks and fleas

Few things are as frustrating as watching your dog constantly scratch himself. You can almost start feeling his itch yourself! Both ticks and fleas not only are extremely irritating to your dog, but also pose a risk to his health. ...

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No to human medication for pets

It is not unusual to overhear a conversation where informal advice is given as to what medicine to give your pets for so-called common ails. After all, we live in an age when information is readily available and time is ...

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10 cool things about dung beetles

Dung beetles don’t get all the credit they deserve! These little insects clean up after animals without thinking twice. Let’s find out why they are so cool. Have your poop and eat it! Imagine eating other animals’ poop every day ...

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Could a rabbit be the right pet for you?

Small, fluffy with long ears. The rabbit is one irresistible animal! They also make great pets, but it is important to note that they require special care. Simply keeping your rabbit alone in a cage outside is not sufficient at ...

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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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