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Good reasons to adopt an older pet Chip off the ol’ block Everybody loves puppies and kittens. They’re cute, they’re full of energy and they can’t wait to explore the world around them. As rewarding as it is for pet parents to raise...
Posted on 22-03-2019More
Five signs your cat is ageing As a pet parent you may not like to think about the fact that your cat is getting older, perhaps because of the risks that come with age, such as cancer, arthritis, brain ageing and kidney disease....
Posted on 16-03-2019More
How to Understand Body Language of Your Pet Dog or Cat By looking at the body of your pet, you can tell a lot about it. Body signs show signs in case the pet is uncomfortable, relaxed, tired, or aggressive. By taking the time to learn the body languages...
Posted on 13-03-2019More
When it’s time to say goodbye By Sr Julia van Draanen :  Euthanasia is a dreaded word for all pet owners. Maybe the vet says ‘put him out’ or ‘put him down’ or ‘put him to sleep’. Whatever it is, it means you will be going home...
Posted on 09-03-2019More
What To Know Before Adopting a Second Pet Owning a pet is a wonderful experience. Whether you have a dog, a cat, or another type of pet, they bring you happiness, but also come with responsibility. If you already own a pet and are...
Posted on 08-03-2019More
Montego Pet Nutrition gets a bold new look Leading South African pet food brand, Montego Pet Nutrition (Montego), has rebranded to a look that better reflects the company as it is today – a growing, progressive, innovative and successful...
Posted on 27-02-2019More
World Spay Day is February On the last Tuesday of every February, World Spay Day shines a spotlight on the lifesaving power of spay/neuter and the need for affordable services, particularly in underserved communities. You can...
Posted on 26-02-2019More
How to make friends with your cat Everyone knows the saying “ cats work for money – if you want loyalty get a dog”. Cats can be quite independent creatures that treat us mere humans with total disdain, especially if we are late with...
Posted on 23-02-2019More
Compassion Fatigue in Veterinary and Animal Welfare industry For the Love of Animals: Compassion Fatigue in Animal Welfare Work and the Veterinary Industry. Mastering the Art of Caregiving is an extremely rewarding career to be in, but what goes on behind the...
Posted on 19-02-2019More
Understanding how a dog thinks One of the ways that we can bond with our new puppy is by spending time training them and even teaching them tricks. This develops a bond of trust. A well trained dog is a pleasure to own. Many dogs...
Posted on 14-02-2019More
Video of Pup Surrendered because she was too ugly The Patient Roxy was brought to Mdzananda after her owner accidentally drove over her. She had been under or behind the car when it left the yard. Both her front legs and jaw were fractured in the...
Posted on 13-02-2019More
Fascinating Facts about Cats and Kittens The word cat refers to a family of meat-eating animals that include tigers, lions, leopards, and panthers. Cats have five toes on each front paw, but only four toes on each back paw. Cats are...
Posted on 11-02-2019More
Flamingo Rescue 2019 Update Kamfers Dam’s flamingos – comments from Mark Anderson, CEO of BirdLife South Africa Kimberley, 6 February 2019 -- The situation unfolding at the Lesser Flamingo breeding colony at Kamfers Dam near...
Posted on 11-02-2019More
Bizarre discovery in Germany: Puma cub kept in apartment FOUR PAWS provides sanctuary for cub that is victim of Europe’s trade in wild cats Cape Town, 31.01.2019 – Shortly before Christmas 2018, authorities discovered and confiscated a male puma cub in a...
Posted on 31-01-2019More
Port Elizabeth woman, 72, kills two Pit Bulls with her shotgun. Thursday 24.01.2019 A Port Elizabeth woman was left with no other alternative to shoot the dogs.  Around 10h00 that morning the neighbour’s two Pit Bulls scaled her six-foot boundary wall to attack...
Posted on 25-01-2019More
Avian Pox and the risks it exposes to our wild and domestic birds Cape Town 16.01.2019:  There have been reports of wild birds (pigeons and doves) being brought into local veterinary clinics for euthanasia due to their faces being deformed from a disease suspected...
Posted on 16-01-2019More
Reasons why Pet Adoption Applications are rejected "I entered the kennels and saw him sitting in the corner.  He was staring at me, but was too affraid to come to me.  I slowly approached him and with caution touched his soft furry ears and head. ...
Posted on 30-12-2018More
Why Dogs Live Less Than Humans Here's the surprising answer of a 6 year old child. Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog’s owners, Ron, his wife Lisa, and their...
Posted on 23-12-2018More
Victory for South African Veterinarians In a unanimous judgement handed down on the 5th of December 2018, the Constitutional Court ruled in favour of the South African Veterinary Association. The matter before the Court was with respect...
Posted on 13-12-2018More
Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds for people suffering from allergies If you are a dog-lover, but suffer allergic reactions due to the shedding of their fur, then this information is just for you.  Here we share with you a list of hypoallergenic dog breeds that do not...
Posted on 10-12-2018More

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