Tag Archives: animaltalk

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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What happens at puppy school?

Puppy classes play a valuable role in socialising your new puppy. You will be taught how to train your dog, how to make sure he grows up healthy and happy, and you will have lots of fun! If you have ...

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The cheetah – world’s fastest cat

The world’s fastest land mammal is built for speed. His claws are semi-non-retractable for good grip, his tail is long and muscular to help him steer at high speeds, and the black tear marks under his eyes help divert the ...

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Be snake smart this summer

Every spring gives rise to reptiles coming out of their winter slumber to hunt for a much-needed spring meal. With snakes, hunting of prey is done by sight and sometimes scent, depending on the species. A snake’s sense of smell ...

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Why is clean water so important?

Dogs and cats drink approximately 40-60mℓ of water per kilogram of body weight per day. That means a dog weighing 10kg will drink about half a litre of water per day. This can vary due to environmental factors and the ...

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The wonderful world of the koala

This arboreal marsupial is native to Australia and spends his lazy days sleeping in trees and consuming large amounts of eucalyptus leaves. Koalas are solitary and only meet to mate. After a pregnancy of just 35 days, a tiny, hairless ...

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S A Guide-Dogs Annual Golf Day in KZN

The South African Guide-Dogs Association recently raised around R9000 from hole and tee sponsorships, entry fees, raffle and cash donations at their annual golf day. These funds will go a long way towards training another service dog! The field comprised ...

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Cool things about the penguin

Penguins are very interesting creatures with many quirks. There are between 17 and 20 species (depending on who you ask), and each has its own unique traits. Why wings? You may wonder why, as penguins are flightless, they still have ...

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American Pit bull Terrier Show

The 28th of November 2015 marked the very first American Pit-bull Terrier show for the Golden Triangle Canine Foundation. It was a success and the turnout was amazing! Receiving tremendous support from people in and around their community, guests also ...

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Human medication for dogs and the Dog Directory 2016

Roxy Blows briefly discussed a recent article featured on the Animaltalk magazine website on Human medication for dogs and the Dog Directory 2016 on her Animal Show on MixFM. To listen to the live clip, please click below. For the full article ...

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iSimangaliso’s rhino rescued from drought

In an emergency intervention, the dehorning and translocation of six rhino – four female adults and two calves – from the uMkhuze section of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park to the Western Shores has been successfully completed. The translocations followed on ...

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Get your copy of Animaltalk this December

Don’t forget to get your copy of Animaltalk this December. Click below to listen to Roxy Blows chat about this bumper issue on her animal show on MixFM. For more information on Roxy’s Animal Show, please see below: Website Facebook ...

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