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Deciphering Pet food labels Deciphering Pet food labels There are more than 22 brands of pet food available in South Africa. With excellent marketing, colourful packaging and each one promises to be the best for your pet. It can be difficult to make an...
Posted on 04-08-2013More
WODAC Pet Expo 2013 PetHealthCare.co.za popped into the WODAC Pet Expo 2013 held at the Gallagher Estate in Midrand, Johannesburg from 19 - 21 July.  Here are images of some of the happy exhibitors for this years event...
Posted on 30-07-2013More
Health tips for owners with senior dogs (7+ years) As a pet owner, I still believe the best pet is a senior pet.  Their whole demeanour is so beautiful.  By this time, they understand you almost more than you do.  They are good pets, they know their...
Posted on 28-07-2013More
Health tips for adult dog owners (1-7 years) Healthy Pets are happy Pets To keep your dog healthy and happy is not always as easy said than done.  Herewith a list of tips helpful in keeping your dog happy and healthy all year around. Feed the...
Posted on 28-07-2013More
Health tips for puppy owners A Healthy Puppy is a happy family A few tips to help keep your puppy healthy and to ensure those first months are filled with playful days and peaceful nights: Feed the best quality puppy food you...
Posted on 28-07-2013More
Bloat Gastric Dilatation volvulus Bloat Gastric Dilatation Volvulus GDV Gastric Dilatation Volvulus aka GDV or “bloat,” in laymen’s term is a life threatening condition all large breed dog owner’s need to be aware of . In a patient with a GDV the stomach first fills with...
Posted on 06-07-2013More
Top Dog breeds Golden Retriever Top Dog Breeds in South Africa: Golden Retrievers The Golden Retriever proudly fills number 5 on South Africa’s 10 most popular breed list compiled by Animaltalk. The Golden Retriever is a medium to large size dog, with a big head and ears long...
Posted on 23-06-2013More
June 21 is ‘Take Your Dog to Work Day’ in America We’ve all heard the expression, “working like a dog.”  But have you ever been invited to “work with your dog?” This Friday, June 21st, marks the 15th annual Pet Sitters’ International ‘Take Your Dog...
Posted on 19-06-2013More
Managing osteoarthritis in dogs and cats Arthritis is the most common cause of chronic pain in adult dogs and affects two-thirds of older cats.  ~  Article courtesy of Hill’s Pet Nutrition When protective cartilage wears away, joints...
Posted on 16-06-2013More
Stiffness & Painful Joints in Pets Brought to you by Hill's Rather than watching your beloved pet suffer from stiffness or painful joints this winter, try Hill’s Prescription Diet j/d to see whether this revolutionary food will give your pet its bounce back,...
Posted on 10-06-2013More
Dog parks in South Africa Dog Parks : What you should know before visiting them Dog parks are known to be a fun outing for your pooch, but one has to make sure they remain safe at all times whilst having fun.  The most common medical conditions associated to dog parks are bites...
Posted on 06-06-2013More
Top dogbreeds in South Africa Shetland Sheepdog Top Dog Breeds in South Africa Shetland Sheepdog The Shetland Sheepdog aka the Sheltie proudly fills number 6 on South Africa’s most popular breed list compiled by Animaltalk. The Sheltie has the appearance of a miniature Rough-coated Collie, but...
Posted on 24-05-2013More
Video of Gorilla that was set free many years ago Kwibi was brought up by Damian Aspinall in England.  When Kwibi turned 5, Damian could no longer give him a quality life, and decided to set him free in Gabon, Africa.   Kwibi became a wild gorilla...
Posted on 16-05-2013More
Video of Gorilla that responds to Tea with Mussolini movie Animals have emotions just like humans, or do you think their emotions are more true to that of a human, who is exposed to sinful traits?    
Posted on 16-05-2013More
Fascinating Cat Facts Fascinating Facts about Cats 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 14-05-2013More
Medical Monday Advice: My dog is reluctant to walk #Medical Monday: Question from a concerned doggie owner in East London: "Good Day, Our kennel manager has a problem with her border collie and asked me to drop, you a line to ask for help. He is...
Posted on 13-05-2013More
Case Study: Dog eats a sock Patient:  Chocolate labrador – 3 yrs old. Joined PawPaw Pet Health Insurance – no pre-existing illness. He swallowed a sock in 11 March 2013.  Owner took him to the vet – confirmed he swallowed...
Posted on 10-05-2013More
Top dogbreeds in South Africa Miniature Schnauzer Top Dog Breeds in South Africa Miniature Schnauzer The dog breed Miniature Schnauzer makes up position number 7 on Animal Talks Top 10 Most Popular Breeds in South Africa for 2012. This is a small breed dog of the Schnauzer type that originated in...
Posted on 09-05-2013More
Nutritionals needs for older pets Changing nutritional needs in the older pet. To meet the nutritional demands of old age a good quality senior pet food is advised from the age of 7 years. In old pets it is important to keep the...
Posted on 09-05-2013More
Aggressive Cats solution Aggressive Cats in the home When you have a problem with an aggressive cat in the house, the situation can soon turn from tricky to unpleasant for the whole family.  A concerned reader approached me with the following problem...
Posted on 09-05-2013More

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