Tag Archives: dogs

Tips for pets afraid of thunder

You hear the crack of thunder in the distance and you cringe, knowing what follows next – a dog who is so afraid of the thunder that you struggle to keep him under control. But it doesn’t have to be ...

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Prevent your pet from suffering from heatstroke

Our pets can suffer from heat just as much as we can in the hot summer months; some dog breeds even more than others. It is our responsibility to ensure that our pets are not exposed to the elements that ...

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7 Ways to enrich your dog’s life

Yes, dogs can become bored, and that is usually when behaviour problems can occur. Just like children, dogs need environmental enrichment to stimulate their minds and occupy their time. Although this might sound complicated, it actually just means that you ...

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Investigating fat metabolism disorders in South African Mini Schnauzers

by Dr Anthony Zambelli, Sr Jodi Venter, Dr Kenneth Joubert Mini Schnauzers are the seventh most common breed in South Africa according to the Kennel Union of Southern Africa (KUSA) registration for the last few years. This popular, spirited and ...

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Vaccinating 100 dogs for World Rabies Day

International World Rabies Day is on the 28th of September and this year, the Mdzananda Animal Clinic based in Khayelitsha, aims to vaccinate 100 dogs on the day. The clinic will be hosting a mass vaccination day where pets of ...

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Share a courageous story and win

Do you have a story about a courageous dog that you want to share with us? We’re looking for all the fabulous dogs out there who have a fabulous story to tell – dogs who inspire us as much as ...

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Strutt Your Mutt with Dogtown SA

Dogtown SA announces their 2nd Strutt Your Mutt Show featuring the Montego Surprise on the 8th of September from 10am to 3pm. Pet owners are invited to enter their dogs for R50 per dog per category into one or all ...

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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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Animaltalk Top 32 SA-Bred challenge 2018

The Animaltalk Top 32 SA-bred challenge took place at the the World of Dogs and Cats and Pet Exhibition on 21 and 22 July 2018. Only the 32 highest placed South African bred show dogs in the Animaltalk Top 100 ...

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Jail sentence for dog fighting

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) were alerted by a brave member of the public who reported that a teenage boy and his uncle, Mr James Bennie, were involved in organised dog fighting at a property in Eden Park, Ekurhuleni ...

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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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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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