Tag Archives: know how

Keeping those pearly whites in tip-top condition

Your dog’s breath doesn’t have to smell as if something crawled in between his teeth and died there. He too can have fresh breath when he greets you. All you need to do, is follow a few steps, which will ...

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How smart is your dog?

When Sandra James decided to teach her 12-year-old Fox Terrier cross to lift her paw before getting a treat, her husband, Tommy, thought it was a futile exercise. Sandra persisted with a short training session every day and finally, after ...

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Building a stronger bond with your dog by knowing him

One of the most heartfelt stories about a special bond between a dog and his owner is that of Hachiko, a Japanese Akita, and his owner, Eizaburo Ueno, a professor at the University of Tokyo. A bronze statue of the ...

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Choosing a good vet

The relationship you establish with your veterinarian is an important one that will continue throughout your dog’s life. Your vet is your pet’s primary health practitioner, but will also provide dental, emergency and specialist care. If you’ve never had a ...

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Q & A: Puppy hiccups

Q: Although it is very cute, I am still concerned about my puppy having hiccups a lot these days. Is it normal? A: A puppy getting hiccups is completely normal. They may have hiccups on and off throughout the day. ...

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Tips for taking care of older cats

To have an elderly cat means that you have been a privileged owner, especially if you have had her from a young age. As a cat matures and gets older, her needs will change, and you need to take care ...

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Ways to improve your pet’s wellbeing

There is always room for improvement, right? So, why don’t we pledge – during this Mother’s Day month – to be even better pet parents? If you are already the best pet parent there is – we salute you and ...

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5 lessons learnt from COVID-19

When we went into lockdown just over a year ago, we were warned that COVID-19 would be with us for longer than we expected. Never could we have imagined how this pandemic would change the entire world, and how it ...

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Is pet punishment a solution at all?

While it is human nature to discipline or punish somebody for what they have done wrong, we should understand that pets are not people. They don’t comprehend things on the level we do, and they don’t understand the difference between ...

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Find the best treats for your dog

As we all know, there are few things as enjoyable as seeing the expressions on our dogs’ faces when we give them their favourite treat after asking them to ‘sit’ or ‘give paw’, or even just ‘who’s a good boy?’. ...

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Rose-ringed parakeet – a family bird

Rose-ringed parakeets are highly intelligent birds who make ideal pets. They are also social birds in that they don’t only bond with one person. They do require daily human interaction and toys that will stimulate them mentally, like solving puzzles ...

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Time to deworm

Q: How do I know my cat has worms? A: In both cats and dogs, there may not be any clinical signs that they have worms, while other animals show recognisable symptoms. Different types of worms show different signs of ...

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