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Choosing a good vet

The relationship you establish with your veterinarian is an important one that will continue throughout your dog’s life. Your vet is your pet’s primary health practitioner, but will also provide dental, emergency and specialist care. If you’ve never had a ...

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Q & A: Puppy hiccups

Q: Although it is very cute, I am still concerned about my puppy having hiccups a lot these days. Is it normal? A: A puppy getting hiccups is completely normal. They may have hiccups on and off throughout the day. ...

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Reasons to love and own a dog

Do you need to convince someone why you need a dog? Don’t stress; here are a few ‘selling points’, if you need any. But do keep in mind that dogs are not toys that you can play with until you’re ...

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10 cool things about the elephant shrew

Have you ever seen an elephant shrew? Did you know that compared to other insect-eating mammals, elephant shrews have large brains? Let’s find out what else is cool about this cute animal. Namesake Looking at the elongated snout of this ...

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Q & A: House training for kittens

Q: My kitten is all of a sudden urinating all over the house. Why does she do that? A: Firstly, you need to determine whether it is a health or behaviour issue. To eliminate the health issue, take the kitten ...

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Tips for taking care of older cats

To have an elderly cat means that you have been a privileged owner, especially if you have had her from a young age. As a cat matures and gets older, her needs will change, and you need to take care ...

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Choosing the ideal breed of dog

Over the years, people have developed and bred dogs for specific reasons – such as hunting, tracking down prey, or to be their companions, to name just a few. These were used as a basis to group dogs into seven ...

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4 games to play with your guinea pig

In his natural environment, your guinea pig wouldn’t sit in a cage all day and night. He would be out in the wild, running and foraging for food. Although he is much safer with you, he still needs some stimulation ...

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Securing a good relationship with your veterinarian

The excitement of getting a new puppy comes with great responsibility – that tiny little life is now in your hands! Your veterinarian will be your partner in ensuring that your dog stays happy and healthy for the rest of ...

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Keeping your bird safe

Colourful and cheerful in song, pet birds can no doubt make nest in our hearts and be close companions. But being more delicate than dogs and cats, they need special care to keep them safe. Animaltalk is here to help, ...

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Common mistakes fish owners make

Fish can seem pretty easy to keep – some water and food and you’re sorted. This is very far from true! And probably the reason why many pet fish don’t enjoy the kind of lifespan they should… We look at ...

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