Tag Archives: cats

4 Rabies facts you should know

Rabies is caused by a virus and affects all mammals. The World Health Organisation estimates that the disease claims around 60,000 human lives annually, with close to 95% of these deaths occurring in Africa and Asia. Rabies is found on ...

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Caring for a deaf cat – 4 tips

Just like people with disabilities deserve the best life they can get, so do our pets. Most people will look for a healthy, happy kitten when getting their new cat, and that is fine. Some people, however, will take on ...

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Why do cats spray?

If there is a lingering smell of cat urine in your home and you are sitting with your hands in your hair, not knowing what to do, your cat might be guilty of spraying. As much as we love them, ...

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Scholarship in animal behaviour and welfare for African students

Three veterinarians or animal scientists from Africa who want to complete their masters in applied animal behaviour or animal welfare, can now apply for a scholarship at the University of Edinburgh. This grant is made available by the University and ...

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Microchip for your pet’s safety

So many pets go missing on a daily basis. And no matter how responsible you are, a beloved pet can get out and go exploring in the blink of an eye while your back might be turned, leading to endless ...

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5 tips for being a better pet parent

We all want to give our pets the best, and you too can go from being a good parent to a great one with these tips, courtesy of the South African Pet Food Industry Association. 1. Implement a routine Animals ...

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Taking care of your older cat

Cats may have nine lives, but all cat lovers will know that they live them to the fullest! It is often difficult to deal with your cat getting older, but this is the perfect time for some extra love and ...

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Grooming your cat – it’s more than a cleaning act

Most cats will spend many hours grooming themselves – but with so much grooming going on, is it still necessary for you to groom your cat? Actually, yes. Especially if you have a longhair cat. That doesn’t mean that shorthair ...

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1200 litres of water to destitute animals in Cape Town

The Animal Welfare Society of South Africa recently received a donation of 1,200 litres of water from Bosch Home Appliances in collaboration with the Water for Paws as part of Bosch’s national pledge to bring relief to animal shelters. With ...

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Keeping pets active at boarding kennels

Choosing the ideal boarding kennel for your beloved pet can be difficult. One thing that most pet parents worry about is how their pets will be entertained while at the kennel. BKC Boarding Kennels answers these two questions: Q: How ...

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Helping the vulnerable

The Tekkie Tax team is known for their braveness and they did again – they braved the bitter cold night on the Centurion Mall rooftop to create awareness for the vulnerable people and their animals. They also collected food parcels ...

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Finding a boarding kennel that is the next best place to home

BKC Pet Boarding offers pets ideal boarding kennels at affordable prices. Without compromising on service and quality, these kennels offer a range of services to ensure that your pet is well looked after while you are away. Q: What makes ...

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