Tag Archives: Pet Dog

Reasons to love and own a dog

Do you need to convince someone why you need a dog? Don’t stress; here are a few ‘selling points’, if you need any. But do keep in mind that dogs are not toys that you can play with until you’re ...

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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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A day in the life of a veterinary physiotherapist

As the well-known saying goes: choose a job you love and you’ll never have to work in your life. This is very true for animal lovers who have made a career out of working with animals. The good news is ...

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Q & A: Surgery time

Q: How do I properly take care of my pet after he’s had an operation? A: Post-operative care is one of the most important aspects of your pet’s recovery. Depending on the nature and type of surgery, your veterinarian will ...

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7 things your dog wants you to know

Your dog receives so much love and attention from you, and he enjoys your company. In return, he gives you loyalty and unconditional love. But there are a few things your dog wants you to know. So, let’s hear what ...

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Understand your dog’s coughs

We all know how it feels to get the flu virus and how irritating the constant coughing can be. The same goes for our beloved pets, and there are various reasons why animals cough. Rather consult a veterinarian to ensure ...

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1000 Paws Walk for SPCA

The 1000 Paws Walk for SPCA is an annual event that has proven to be the largest single fundraising event for the three participating branches of the SPCA, namely the Pietermaritzburg, Umngeni-Howick, and Mooi River & District SPCA branches. This ...

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4 Rabies facts you should know

Rabies is caused by a virus and affects all mammals. The World Health Organisation estimates that the disease claims around 60,000 human lives annually, with close to 95% of these deaths occurring in Africa and Asia. Rabies is found on ...

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Why puppy school is crucial

Have you ever wondered what is the rave about puppy schools and why puppies should attend these classes? Behaviourist Samantha Walpole explains why it is important for your puppy. The general socialisation stage for a puppy is between three and ...

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Must-do adventures with your dog

Don’t miss another second of spending more time with your dog. You can go on interesting adventures and raise your fitness levels at the same time, and create more memories that contain some giggles and a whole lot of tail ...

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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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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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