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Keeping your pet safe in the garden

We show you how to check your garden for hidden dangers and ensure your pets’ safety outdoors If you use fertilisers and other products in your garden … Make sure you have a cupboard in the garage or a shed ...

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Down boy!

Jumping up is a behaviour often seen in dogs, and can be the cause of much frustration and even injury when, for example, they jump up on small children or older people. But why do dogs do this? “Dogs exhibit ...

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Part 18 – Learning at McKaynine

A big part of puppy classes is to introduce us puppies to as many different things as possible while we are still very young. This is to show us that most things are okay. We learn that not all things ...

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Part 17 – Playtime at GDA

So here are some pics from my latest puppy class at Guide Dogs. Meeting up with my brothers and sister is always so much fun! I met this doggie at the entrance to GDA. But I realised pretty quickly it’s ...

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The gorgeous Chinchilla

A Chinchilla is the picture of pure luxury. If you live in a complex and would rather have an indoor cat, then this might be the breed for you. Chinchillas are quiet and peaceful, and quite happy not to do ...

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No need for noise!

While the festive season is a thing of the past for us humans, the damage done by fireworks during this time still remains a harsh reality for many animals. These include pets who ran away from home out of fear, ...

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Part 16 – Fun at home

Happy New Year to all my friends and family!!!! I hope it will be your best year ever. Did you all have a good holiday? I loved the holidays!! Here are some pics of us just lazing around … We ...

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Teddy golf day

On Wednesday 9 December 2015, San Lameer Country Club was the proud host for the Golfing for Teddy golf day to raise teddies and funds to buy for children in hospital on Christmas Day. These Teddies will be a companion ...

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Local dog becomes a movie star!

The story of Zeus is a true ‘rags to riches’ tale. The feature film ‘n Pawpaw vir my Darling hits the big screens in South Africa on 8 January. The film is based on the book of the same name ...

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Fireworks alert!

Many animal lovers dread New Year’s Eve. While people are out there having fun, celebrating the start of the new year, it is unfortunately often the case that our entertainment becomes a source of terror for our pets. Here are ...

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Love is… a blind dog’s happily ever after

In June 2015, Beryl and Lourens Dames saw a picture of an eight-week-old blind Rottweiler puppy on the Facebook page ‘Friend of the Rottweiler Rescue & Re-home South Africa’. As the couple love the breed, their hearts melted and they ...

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