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...

The surprising truth about choosing between male and female pets

So you’ve decided to get a pet but you haven’t made up your mind about gender. It seems everyone has an opinion on whether to go for a male or...

6 Steps for introducing a kitten into a dog household

It’s not true that cats and dogs are always enemies, even if cartoons want us to think so. Many households have successfully integrated the two species and we’ve seen lots...

Am I a cat or a dog person? Answer these 5 questions to find out

Am I a cat or a dog person? So you know you want to lavish your love and affection on a furry friend, but you’re not sure whether it should...

Hot spots in pets: What they are and how to treat them

Hot spots in pets: what they are and how to treat them You’re playing with your pet when suddenly you notice a large, raw wound on their body, almost as...

8 Strange Pet Behaviours Explained

Strange pet behaviours explained If you’re a pet owner, you’ve no doubt caught your furkid doing some pretty silly stuff, from head-butting you to sniffing other animals’ butts. Here are...

Frustrating cat litter box issues & how to solve them

Frustrating cat litter box issues There are few things more frustrating than a cat who develops elimination issues, especially when the problem seems to start out of the blue –...

How to make homemade ice pack for your pet to ease pain & discomfort

Like humans, pets inevitably experience pain from time to time. An effective way to help ease your furbaby’s discomfort is by making ice packs at home. The cooling effects from...