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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. This includes dolphins, whales, turtles, seals, sea birds, penguins; and whale sharks,...
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
5 Languages of Appreciation in your Pet Business I often hear about businesses in the ‪#‎PetIndustry‬ that are falling apart.  "We are not getting enough funding to survive!" "Our volunteers are useless!" "My floor manager has a serious attitude...
Posted on 05-04-2017More
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
Newborn Baby and Pets: How to Introduce and Prepare Living in a family with no kids and no pets can be boring, as the two makes a home both lively and warm. From time immemorial, homeowners have always had pets. According to statistics, up to 47% of...
Posted on 20-03-2017More
Is Pet Poisoning on the rise in South Africa? Pet Poisoning : This horrible saga continues. I really hoped that I would not have to write a warning about this again soon. I could not go to sleep with a clear conscience if I did not warn...
Posted on 09-03-2017More
Top Dog Diseases to be aware of in South Africa If a dog has a particular kind of disease, how would you as the pet owner respond to this situation? The average lifespan of dogs in today’s generation is between 10 to 15 years. It would be shorter...
Posted on 14-01-2017More
What does it feel like to be an abandoned dog? Pet ownership is not just about taking home an animal for a quick fun moment in your life.  Pet ownership is exactly the same commitment than it is to any other member of your family.  They feel our...
Posted on 14-12-2016More
A Dog Prison Story of Hope Cape Animal Welfare Forum is a newly formed organisation that represents all animal rescues in the Western Cape.  This group of dedicated leaders from various animal rescue organisations and chaired...
Posted on 08-09-2016More

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