Dealing with common behavioural issues in dogs

  It's fairly normal for dogs to display undesirable behaviour from time to time. Behavioural issues, especially in puppies, aren't particularly uncommon, and in the majority of cases, they can...

10 ways to be a better cat owner

Studies have shown that owning a cat can improve your mental and even your physical wellbeing - but what about your little fluff-ball? Make sure the benefits are mutual by...

10 ways to be a better dog owner

There’s more to being great pet owner than simply feeding your pooch and giving her a place to sleep. Here are 10 things you can do to start being a...

10 symptoms you should never ignore in your pet

Not sure whether to rush your pet to the vet or if you’re overreacting? Here’s a list of 10 of the most common symptoms that require medical attention. Bear in...

Anaemia in your pet: how to spot it and when you should worry

Anaemia is a condition in which the blood doesn’t contain enough healthy red blood cells to carry oxygen around the body. It’s these cells that give blood its red colour....

What is my dog trying to tell me?

Do you ever wish your dog could talk, just so you’d know what she’s thinking? Well, we haven’t yet figured out how to bridge the language gap between human dialect...

Feline leukaemia virus (FELV) in cats: what all cat owners need to know

Feline leukaemia virus - often referred to as FELV - is a virus that is spread from cat to cat. It’s doesn’t affect dogs or people. FELV is usually spread...

Feline AIDS (FIV) in Cats: What you need to know to keep your cat safe

FIV – feline immunodeficiency virus, or feline AIDS - is caused by a virus that affects cats only, and is commonly thought of as AIDS in cats. It’s spread from...

Best (and safest) toys for your dog - and the one toy you must avoid

Chew toys are essential for helping to keep your dog happy, active, stimulated and healthy. But with such a vast array to choose from, how do you know which is...

Best places to take your dog with you on holiday in SA

A family holiday isn’t complete without all members of your family being there - furries included! We’ve packed the balls and water bowls, rolled up the leads, and rounded up...

What should I do if I’ve lost my dog, or find a lost dog?

A missing pet is an awful situation, and your instinctual reaction will probably be to panic. But try not to. Staying calm and clear-headed is necessary so that you can...

7 things to do to prevent your dog getting lost (or stolen)

There’s nothing worse in the world than the sinking, sickening feeling of having lost your dog. One minute your beloved furbaby is there, part of the family, and the next...

Tail docking & ear cropping: cool or cruel? Here’s the answer.

When you get a cute new canine addition to your family - particularly belonging to certain breeds - you may wonder whether you should dock its tail or crop its...

Cancer in pets: recognising the signs & getting treatment

You notice a strange new lump or bump on your pet and a dreaded thought enters your mind: could it be something serious? In fact at this point, a few...