6 Tips for managing a multi-dog household

Two (or three...) is often better than one, especially when it comes to dogs. Having two dogs means that they entertain each other, are likely to experience less separation anxiety...

8 Things to know about owning a mini-breed dog

  There's no denying that puppies are adorable, which explains why mini and 'teacup' breeds of dogs are so pup-ular! Imagine owning a dog that stays a ‘baby’ fur-ever. If...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Has my dog been poisoned? Signs & symptoms of poisoning in dogs

It’s a terrifying thought: “Has my dog been poisoned?”, but the reality is that in South Africa, malicious poisoning is something that can and does happen to our pets. In...

4 Things you need to know about tick control for dogs

Ticks in South Africa Ticks are small ectoparasites that live on the blood of mammals and birds, sometimes even on reptiles and amphibians. There are many different tick species in...