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Scratching instincts of cats

Have you ever wondered why do cats scratch the furniture? The answer is actually simple. Those sharp little claws are designed for survival: when it comes to hunting and defence, claws help keep cats alive. When cats scratch, they sharpen ...

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Interesting facts about camels, ants and giraffes

Some interesting wildlife information to brighten up your day about camels, ants and giraffes.   Did you know? Due to three eyelids and two rows of eyelashes, camels don’t struggle with dust in their eyes in the desert.   Did ...

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6 tips to keep kibble fresh

You most probably spend a lot of money on your pet’s food, and the last thing you want is for the food to go off before your pet had a chance to finish it. The way you store your pet’s ...

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Q & A: Big feeder

Q: Why is a bottomless or automatic feeder not a good idea for pets? A: Letting your pet eat whenever he wants to is not good for a few reasons. Firstly, some pets will overeat and pick up weight. Secondly, ...

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Ideal litterbox location

Have you ever wondered where the ideal place is to place  your cat’s litterbox? Cats are fond of a bit of privacy, much like we are, when nature calls. Your cat needs to feel safe when toileting, and she should ...

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12 ways to keep puppy safe and occupied at home

Whether it is by choice or for financial reasons, most pet owners have a career that keeps them busy and they can’t always be at home during the day to look after their pets. There are many ways that you ...

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Did you know this about Tasmanian devils, snakes and gorillas?

Q: Where does the Tasmanian devil get his name from? A: Although the Tasmanian devil was originally found on the mainland in Australia, he is now only found in the island state of Tasmania, which explains the first part of ...

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Meeting Melinda Brink’s fur family

Melinda Brink is one of South Africa’s rising stars. You may know her for her role as Tracy Smit in the KykNet show, Binnelanders, but do you know about her rescue pets, Kallie, Phoebe and Jack? We spoke to Melinda ...

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Should I punish my pets if they have done something wrong?

The short answer is “No!”. While it is human nature to discipline or punish somebody for what they have done wrong, we should understand that pets are not people. They don’t comprehend things on the level we do, and they ...

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Q & A: Learning to swim

Q: When is the best age to teach a puppy to swim? A: Most dogs will start to paddle when placed in water, but this does not mean they can swim if left in the water. I am not sure ...

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Scared kitten – what to do

Cats are so different from dogs and sometimes do the weirdest things. Your kitten might be fine one day, but then all of a sudden, become clingy.  I can’t say for sure why your kitten has now started this behaviour, ...

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