Tag Archives: know how

Struggling with too many cat fights?

Now that you’re at home more often you may pick up something that you previously missed – the sound and sight of feline aggression: the growling, yowling, hissing and spitting, while claws and teeth flash. A cat in full aggressive ...

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Park etiquette post lockdown

Regular walks are vital to keep your dog happy and fighting fit. When it is possible again, a trip to the park with all of its different smells is a true treat for any dog! However, as parks are public ...

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6 tips when planning a catio

Every cat parent will know that cats love exploring the outdoors and live out their hunting instincts. The sad reality these days is that it is too dangerous for our cats to be outside unsupervised. And that is why a ...

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18 tips to avoid bullies when walking your dog

Finally, you can take your dog for a walk again. But, do be aware of the bullies – they come in all shapes and sizes to antagonise others, and you’ll even find them in the park where you planned a ...

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Keeping active dogs fit, balanced and healthy during lockdown

We would all like our dogs to remain healthy and injury-free – even more so when we are in lockdown and when they normally participate in dog sports. But it can become a challenge. There are three principles to consider ...

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Winter preparation – 8 tips to survive the cold

Even though most parts of South Africa enjoy relatively warm days in winter, there are areas where it gets really cold and might even see some snow. Especially in these colder regions, pet owners have to take particular care of ...

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5 things to teach your African Grey

Don’t forget to stimulate your African Grey’s mind during the lockdown period. There is no doubt that he brings untold joy to any household. These birds have such huge personalities and they are very clever animals. You can teach your ...

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Importance of routine – 6 things to do

Although your dog probably loves having you at home all day, it’s still important to keep to some form of routine during lockdown. Dogs are creatures of habit and, just as routines are important to children and adults for mental ...

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Get kitty moving

Here is something to keep your cat entertained while you’re stuck at home. Research shows that in addition to helping to prevent weight gain, physical exercise increases muscle tone and strengthens and improves joint flexibility, digestion and circulation in cats. ...

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Playing tug-of-war

Whether you’re stuck inside because it is cold outside, or stuck inside due to lock down from the coronavirus, here is a game that you can play with your dog to bond with him and to stay active: tug-of-war. Who ...

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Choosing the ideal breed dog

We all have different personalities, and dogs also have character traits that make them special. To ensure that you are happy with your new furry friend and that you will be compatible, find a breed that will suit your lifestyle ...

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Teach your dog to sit video

‘Sit’ is one of the most useful cues you can teach your dog. Think about it for a moment, while a dog is sitting, he can’t do anything else – he can’t jump up on people, he can’t trip someone ...

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