Tag Archives: animaltalk

Climbing for CLAW

Did you know that it takes an average of 38,960 steps to climb Mount Kilimanjaro? With every step, CLAW veterinary nurse Jennifer Gerner of Edenvale, Johannesburg, will ascent the highest mountain in Africa in a quest to help improve the lives of thousands of animals ...

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Animaltalk Top Dog Awards – get to know the agility winners!

With the Animaltalk Top Dog Awards ceremony done and dusted, we are not done celebrating and continue to introduce you to some of the champions! 3rd place: small Nadine Shortland and Q Name of dog and handler Q and Nadine ...

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Your dog, your wingman

Meeting people is not easy. Whether you are looking for love, or just some new friends, it can be terribly awkward in today’s life where we often rely on social media for human interaction or to approach people. But if ...

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Animaltalk Top Dog Awards – meet the agility champs!

Roll out the red carpet … it’s time to get some paw prints on it! Yes, it is time again for Animaltalk’s prestigious Top Dog Awards, which this year will be held on 28 January. As per usual we will ...

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Forest man – the orangutan

Classified as one of the four great apes of the world – the others being the gorilla, chimpanzee and bonobo – the orangutan is truly a fascinating animal. Born with the ability to reason and think for themselves, orangutans are ...

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Training: Are you (unintentionally) hurting your dog?

Some of the tools and equipment used in dog training vary widely due to various opinions and experiences by people who work with dogs. In the past, and unfortunately still today, aversive equipment is used to ‘force’, ‘correct’ or ‘punish’ ...

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Walking your dog – 7 things you need to know

Some of us consider December the best time of the year – it’s summer, we get to take a break from work and the outdoors is calling! And best of all, we can enjoy all of this with our dogs. ...

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Emigrating with your pet – your questions answered

If you’ve made the decision to emigrate to another country, you’ve likely considered taking your pets with you. You may be concerned that costs will be exorbitant, but this isn’t always the case. The emigration process takes time – for ...

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Miracle Milo

Debbie and Alan Joynt still get emotional telling Milo’s story, which went viral on Facebook and caught people’s attention from as far as Australia and the USA. It all started roughly two years ago, when the family’s garden service left ...

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WIN! Tickets to Beautiful Creatures

Beautiful Creatures in association with Blu Blood are are excited to announce the return of the award-winning children’s stage production to the Theatre of Marcellus, Emperors Palace from 8 to 18 December 2016. Following on the huge success of their ...

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Baby rhino rescued in Kruger

Jock Environmental Monitoring Unit (JEMU) at Jock Safari Lodge in the Kruger National Park, recently located a four-month-old rhino calf wandering alone around the Jock Concession. For the General Manager, Louis Strauss and rangers, this was a clear indication that the Mother ...

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Candy

I had asked the Lord for a pal for my Jack Russell – preferably a Peke. The next day I arrived home with Candy, 22kg, mostly Am. Staffie, Rottweiler with a bit of Poodle & Italian greyhound (had her DNA ...

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