|THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY LISTS FOR VOLUNTEERING PLACES IN AFRICA||
THE UPDATED LIST (as of 06/04/2019) OF GOOD PLACES THAT WE RECOMMEND SO FAR TO POTENTIAL VOLUNTEERS INCLUDES:
• LionsRock - www.lionsrock.org | Big Cat Sanctuary (owned by Four Paws)...
Posted on 06-06-2019More
|Mutt Mix Allergy Tests for pets||
Animals in the wild generally do not have an allergic reaction to their food and environment. Our modern human world has however made it a little more complicated for our pets, with all the...
Posted on 27-05-2019More
|Dog are not banned from the beaches in Cape Town||
The dog loving community in Cape Town have recently been alarmed by rumours that all the beaches in Cape Town are now banning dogs and horses. The rumour has in fact been confirmed as untrue by the...
Posted on 02-05-2019More
|How to Clean Your Dog's Ears using Buchu||
If you’ve seen your dog’s ears prick up when someone unwraps a food item in the room next door, you’ll know that dogs boast some extraordinary hearing.
Their great hearing is of course aided by the...
Posted on 29-03-2019More
|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
|Fallen Angels Pet Rescue Wins $10000 Brian Davies Award||
Whilst animal shelters (in South Africa) are taking a huge knock from donations due to the pressure from BBEEE compliance* on local companies, one lucky shelter has made it to the top of the ranks in...
Posted on 29-10-2018More
|What does the law say about Marine Animal Rescues?||
The law in South Africa is very clear in terms of members of the public handling and rescuing marine animals.
Posted on 11-10-2018More
|Sunflower seeds are bad for parrots||
I have come across a few pet parrots recently that are fed just sunflower seed. I would like to explain why this is a bad diet for any parrot to be fed.
The sunflower seed is the fruit of the...
Posted on 09-10-2018More
|Can Sectional Title trustees ban your pet from living with you?||
Problems around the ownership of pets are common amongst owners of sectional title properties, but while laws may be imposed by the trustees of the homeowners’ associations, the requirement for a...
Posted on 22-08-2018More
|Hill's Pay-for-a-Spay challenge||
Hill’s Pet Nutrition South Africa is calling on animal lovers to give a gift that will keep on giving this festive season, by taking on the Pay-for-a-Spay challenge. In a move away from possibly over...
Posted on 01-12-2017More
|This Festive Season BOSS and Petley’s bring your pets a treat from Santa Paws||
At a time when families across South Africa are celebrating the festive season with merry feasts, BOSS and Petley’s - South Africa’s home-grown quality pet food brands are encouraging families to set...
Posted on 30-11-2017More
|Vetiquette 101: What your vet would like you to know||
If you think a visit to a vet is like visiting the local doggie park,
then it’s good you are reading this right now.
Pet ownership comes with all the responsibilities including having to take our...
Posted on 13-11-2017More
|Save Tax with a Section 18A Tax Certificate||
February 28 marks the end of the Tax Year. Donating to an Animal Rescue or Shelter is something that will always make you feel good from the inside out. You give towards the care for animals who are...
Posted on 05-11-2017More
|Love your pet enough to go for a weight check||
October is national Pet Obesity Month
Obesity has become as big a problem for pets as it is for people. South African vets say that more than half the patients they treat are overweight and this...
Posted on 05-10-2017More
|10 Tips for taking your pet to the beach this summer!||
1. Always keep a watchful eye over your dogs when at the beach and keep them away from waves if they are not used to them.
2. Always clean up after your pets – don’t let them become a nuisance to...
Posted on 29-09-2017More
|What to Feed Your Dog When It's Sick||
It's upsetting for us as owners when our canine companions are not well and of course, we want to do our best to aid their recovery. It can be a challenge to feed a sick dog, perhaps they are...
Posted on 27-09-2017More
|Preparing Your Home for a New Puppy||
For dog lovers, there are few things in life quite as exciting as a new puppy. Planning and preparation for this big step, however, is key to creating a successful bond between you and your young dog...
Posted on 07-09-2017More
|Rescue Story: Unwanted cat placed in a storm water drain to drown||
18 Augusts 2017 - Khayelitsha Cape Town. On Saturday the 19th of August the world celebrates International Homeless Animal Day.
To highlight the plight of homeless animals the Mdzananda Animal...
Posted on 18-08-2017More
|PetLounge is awarded a Gold Medal||
The 28th annual Logistics Achiever Awards has conferred its Gold Medal on The PetLounge, an initiative of BidAir Cargo.
The PetLounge moves over 40 000 pets domestically every year on kulula.com and...
Posted on 20-04-2017More
|Obesity in your pets & Why is fat bad for you?||
For years we thought of fat as being excess baggage, the excess weight mechanically weighed down on joints and the spine causing (or accelerating) joint surface deterioration and eventually...
Posted on 28-03-2017More