Tag Archives: dog

World Rabies Day

It is World Rabies Day to remind us to ensure that our animals are vaccinated against this terrible disease. Are your pets vaccinated?

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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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Veterinary physiotherapist applications open to register with SAVC

The South African Veterinary Council (SAVC) recently announced that the veterinary -and para-veterinary professions are welcoming new para-veterinary professionals on board as veterinary physiotherapists. The council requested that applications for registration or authorisation need to be submitted as soon as ...

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No dignity for dead dog – family apologises

In the latest update on the dog dumping saga in Kensington, the family involved has offered an unreserved apology for their actions, and has accepted full responsibility. The family experienced a traumatic weekend following the sudden death of a family ...

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No dignity for dead dog – further information

The man behind the heartless dumping of the body of a family dog this week is a leading member of the legal fraternity. Adam Anderson, head of litigation at Bowman Gilfillan, one of the largest Sandton-based law firms, was caught ...

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1000 Paws Walk event to raise money

The 2018 1000 Paws Walk for SPCA will be held on Sunday 15 July 2018 at the usual venue – Hilton College. This joint fundraising event of the SPCA branches of Pietermaritzburg, Umngeni-Howick and Mooi River & District sees hundreds ...

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Win movie tickets for ‘Isle of Dogs’

Would you like to win tickets to see ‘Ilse of Dogs‘? This animation tells the story of Atari Kobayashi, 12-year-old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. All the canine pets of Megasaki City are sent to an island, which is actually ...

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Human food for pets: the good and the bad

We are often advised not to share our food with our pet. But, are there human foods that our pets can benefit from? Dr Anne Fraser of the Ladybrand Dierekliniek gave us a breakdown of the effects of certain human ...

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Boarding kennels or pet sitters?

The choice is yours. How the year has flown! In just few months’ time many of us will be able to take a breather from another busy year, and some of us can even look forward to going away on ...

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Housetraining done right for your puppy

When you first get your puppy, one of the most pressing things all owners want the puppy to learn is not to toilet in the house. We need to remember that puppies have no concept of inside and outside, and ...

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A look at responsible pet ownership in today’s society

It is very common to hear people refer to their pets as their ‘children’. It wasn’t always like this. Back in the day, a dog was just a dog. Many dogs lived outside the house, with their owners feeling that ...

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Sufficient shelter in winter is vital for your pets

As the beautiful colours of autumn are all around us and the leaves drop off the trees, winter makes its approach known with the chill of the morning and evening air. You may be tucked snugly in your warm bed, ...

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