Tag Archives: behaviour

Q & A: When dogs get bitten

Q: What should I do if my dog appears to have a bite wound? A: Bite wounds in general can range from a simple skin wound to a life-threatening puncture wound into the chest or abdominal cavity and can in ...

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Your cat’s hunting technique explained

You walk into the kitchen to make a cup of coffee, and there it is: the bloody remains of what used to be a pigeon, your floor covered in feathers. Hunting is the one thing about our cats that often ...

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Can dogs become the victims of depression?

Once in a while all of us feel down in the dumps, but getting diagnosed with depression is a whole different story. It is a condition with far-reaching consequences for both the victim and their loved ones. It is debilitating, ...

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Planning for the holiday with your pet

Whether travelling by plane or car, your pet’s comfort, safety and health must be considered. Here are some important information to keep them safe. Pets travelling by air Be informed Compare services between the domestic airlines before booking. The care ...

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Dealing with your dog digging in your garden

Have you ever arrived home from work, only to doubt whether you came home to the correct address? Your usually well-cared-for garden has had a make-over, and not the good kind. Next thing Fluffy enthusiastically comes to greet you – ...

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Grumpy cat? What to do when her claws come out

Aggression in cats is a common behavioural issue, but it is often not taken as seriously as aggression in dogs – it should be, though! If you notice that your cat isn’t exactly the friendliest companion to be around, it’s ...

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How to deal with dogs jumping up

Your menu is planned and the drinks are chilled. You are ready to host a lovely evening with friends – the perfect way to relax after a long week. They arrive, and when you open the door, chaos erupts. Your ...

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Catnip brings out the silly side in our cats

Catnip is a green herb which causes cats to react in a very entertaining manner. What is catnip and how does it work? We take a closer look. What is catnip? Catnip (Nepetacataria) is a herb from the mint family, ...

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Pregnant with animals – what to do

Many pet owners today refer to their animals as their children, but sometimes this picture changes when a human child gets added to the family. The arrival of a baby drastically changes the family dynamics, and this can definitely affect ...

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Know your dog for a stronger bond

Often in human relationships, you can get to know someone so well that you understand them, know their likes and dislikes, and on a deeper level can pick up on their moods without conversation. Spending quality time with your dog ...

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Neighbour’s barking dog – what to do

When it is our own dog barking for hours on end, we can do something about it. But when it is the neighbour’s dog driving you up the wall, it may become a little trickier. Shouting over the fence to ...

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Kitty’s first night home – what to do

Whether you choose to buy your kitten from a reputable breeder or rescue a kitten from a shelter, it’s a personal choice. Once your kitten is ready to come home, it’s time for you to take on a new role ...

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