Emigrating with pets? Here are 8 steps to follow when leaving South Africa

If you’re emigrating you’re probably dealing with tons of paperwork, and figuring out how to get your pets to your new country may feel overwhelming. Yes, there is a fair...

Dog bite wounds: why they’re worse than you think

If you are a dog owner, you’ll probably experience a dreaded dog fight at some point or another - the bared teeth, the horrible noises, and worst of all, the...

Owning a giant breed dog: 10 things no one tells you

They’ll tower over your toddler and take you up to your hip! Great danes, mastiffs, Newfoundlands and Rhodesian ridgebacks are just a few of the pooches considered giant breeds. Although...

Spoiling your pets. Simplified. We’re taking the frustration out of fussing over your fur-babies

Let’s face it, times are tough out there. The economy isn’t exactly thriving. The cost of living seems to soar ever higher as salaries shrink and free time is exchanged...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Dog First Aid: When and how to help your dog throw up

Here’s to a rodent and poison-free home!Sometimes, pets ingest dangerous toxins that can make them severely ill. If you witness them doing this, it creates an extreme situation in which...

Rat Poison in dogs.Signs, Symptoms & What to do

In South Africa, poisoning in dogs is fairly common and also very serious. Rodenticide (rat poison) is the most common type of poison causing accidental poisoning – and sadly, sometimes...