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Taking a quick look at raw, wet and dry food

With so many food choices available to puppy owners, it can understandably become a daunting task to decide what you should feed your puppy. Start by choosing whether you want to feed him wet, dry or raw food, or a ...

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10 cool things about the yak

You might remember Yax, the male yak character in the movie Zootopia. Let’s find out what the 10 cool things are of the yak. Rasta looks You’d be forgiven for thinking the yak looks like a Rastafarian, with his long ...

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Where to get the best pet rat

Rats make fantastic pets for children. They are easy to keep, gentle and very intelligent and friendly. Best would be to purchase a pet rat from a rattery rather than from a pet shop. Ratteries breed their rats for personality ...

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Q & A: Chocolate for birds?

Q: Grapes, raisins and chocolate are poisonous for dogs. Are they poisonous for birds as well? A: The most dangerous of the common human foods for parrots is the avocado pear. Even a mouthful or two of avocado can cause ...

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9 tips to keep fur under control

Owning a pet will mean that there will be pet hair in your home, but to keep a hygienic home, we need to clean up all the fur on our couches, beds and floors. This is what you can do ...

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Dog sports – a great way to be more active

Taking part in dog sports can be a great way to be active with your dog, build a bond with him, and at the same time get rid of excess energy. Sports will also stimulate him mentally, and the real ...

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10 cool things about the koala

You cannot deny it, koalas are super cute – there is just something about them that makes you want to cuddle them. By now you know that koalas are not bears; they are marsupials (mothers who carry their babies in ...

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Is there something wrong with my pet’s eyes?

Whenever you spend time with your pet, always be on the lookout for anything that can be wrong with your pet. Examine your pet’s eyes regularly for any abnormalities. Here are a few general symptoms to look out for: Discharge ...

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Q & A: Parasites on birds

Q: What kind of harmful parasites can we find on birds? A: Birds can carry a large number of parasites, including worms and microscopic parasites such as coccidia. They also get several types of mites and lice as well as ...

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Preventing obesity in pets – the role owners play

Did you know that most pet owners play a huge part in their pets’ weight? Unfortunately, pets are very seldom overweight due to underlying metabolic conditions or diseases, but mostly due to owners unknowingly causing their pets to gain weight ...

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Tail-chasing dogs

Watching a dog spinning in circles chasing his own tail can be funny, if it doesn’t happen too often. There are many reasons why dogs chase their own tails, but when it becomes a compulsive behaviour, then warning alarms should ...

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10 cool things about the lyrebird

The tail feathers of a lyrebird look like an ancient Greek instrument – a lyre – which explains where the bird got his name. Let’s find out what else is cool about these birds. 1. Two species There are two ...

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