Tag Archives: dog

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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Q&A: How do I keep my pet calm from loud storms and fireworks?

Q. The holiday season sees an increase in storms and the use of fireworks. How do I keep my pet calm? A. Startling at loud noises is a normal survival mechanism for animals, because loud noises are often associated with danger. ...

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