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Double trouble! Genetically identical twin pups born in SA

When Dawn Barnard, chairperson of the Irish Wolfhound Club of Gauteng’s bitch, Morgalen Revenge of Brenak (Reve), went into labour late last year, there was an extra little surprise in store. Actually, make that two little surprises… “I was present ...

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Treat pets like human passengers in your vehicle

Pets are members of the family and they are travelling with us more than ever, whether for the traditional trip to the park, holidays or extravagant excursions to the grooming parlour. Safety first There are laws to protect us from ...

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YOU can be an animal’s superhero

  We often feel helpless when we see an animal in unpleasant circumstances. Following the correct route of action is essential in helping the animal! The SPCA and Animal Anti Cruelty League share this valuable advice: Keep the number of ...

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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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