|Listeriosis Outbreak and our pets||
Listeriosis is an infectious but not contagious disease caused by the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. Both you and your pets are at risk of falling ill.
Back in 2018 when there was a...
Posted on 06-02-2020More
|2020 PET TRENDS||
The pet care industry continues to grow at a rapid rate fuelled by a rise in pet parenting across the globe.
Carla Bath, Hill’s Pet Nutrition’s marketing manager, says that it’s encouraging to note...
Posted on 05-02-2020More
|Why NO Bones for Dogs?||
The best thing to do for a dog is to never give them a bone.
Why do people give dogs bones? Where does this come from?
Dogs would - by nature - hunt their prey and chew on the flesh and bones to...
Posted on 05-02-2020More
|Open Letter from Vet Tech||
“Dear Pet Owner,
I am writing this to you because I am human. I am a Veterinary Assistant, or a Veterinary Technician with hours of education and debt, or a Veterinarian with even more hours of...
Posted on 04-02-2020More
|The Truth About The Parvovirus Outbreak in Cape Town||
The canine parvovirus is a highly contagious and potentially deadly disease that wreaks havoc on a dog’s intestinal tract. Early January 2020, a suggested parvovirus outbreak in Cape Town raised...
Posted on 23-01-2020More
|Dog Friendly beaches in Cape Town||
Where can one go with your dog in and around Cape Town beaches?
The answer is not that simple, as many communities have their own unique needs. The local by-laws now give a fair guide to what one...
Posted on 09-11-2019More
|Benefits of Diatomaceous Earth||
One of the easiest and most cost effective ways to control your pets intestinal systems, is by adding Diatomaceous Earth to their meals. Animal rescue centres love the product because of its...
Posted on 09-11-2019More
|Fireworks Banned in Cape||
STATEMENT BY MAYORAL COMMITTEE MEMBER FOR SAFETY AND SECURITY, ALDERMAN JP SMITH
No designated fireworks sites in 2019
The City of Cape Town has decided to forego designated sites for fireworks this...
Posted on 12-10-2019More
|How to parkrun with your dog||
"Stop!" I said to the man. He looked at me in sheer amazement. "Please stop running with your dog like that," desperately trying to regain my breath, as I noticed what was unfolding in front of me...
Posted on 09-10-2019More
|Dog Parks : What you should know before visiting them||
Dog parks are known to be a fun outing for you and your pooch. Are you and your dog safe at the park?
While we love spending time with our pets in the park, always ensure that you are not the only...
Posted on 03-10-2019More
|Does your dog suffer from Separation Anxiety?||
A disruptive or destructive pet often leads to a very unpleasant homecoming.
Do you experience a mild version of anxiety the moment you open the door when you get home, hoping to not find your home...
Posted on 01-09-2019More
|10 Ideas to Celebrate National Dog Day||
National Dog Day celebrates all breeds, pure and mixed and serves to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, either from public shelters, rescues...
Posted on 22-08-2019More
|Video: Man Rescues Baby Coyote||
Watching this man rescue a wild animal is the cutest thing ever, but hearing him talk to the little animal is just as adorable.
Posted on 20-08-2019More
|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 11-08-2019More
|How to Help an Animal That Suffers From Separation Anxiety||
Animals who suffer from Separation Anxiety are generally highly-strung while you are not with them, and this often leads to coming home to a house that has been destroyed. If it is not your...
Posted on 27-07-2019More
|Why you should keep your domesticated cat wild?||
We do not always realise the true reasons why cats act out, why they become depressed, reclusive or even rebellious. Take a step back, look at these proud majestic little beings in their perfect,...
Posted on 24-07-2019More
|Dog who is chained up for his entire life sees the ocean for the first time and his reaction goes viral||
This very sad dog got saved by an animal rescue organisation from being chained to a pole for the first 5 years of his life.
And when it looked like his fate was sealed to spend the rest of his new...
Posted on 15-07-2019More
|Pack a Wagging Winter Shoe box to keep one pet warm this winter||
Winter has settled in Cape Town with rain and icy temperatures. The township of Khayelitsha has an estimate of 130 000 to 300 000 companion animals and the team at the Mdzananda Animal Clinic is...
Posted on 10-07-2019More
|Pet Safety Checklist for the home||
Keeping our homes safe for our loved ones is very important. Herewith a checklist that can help you to ensure a safer environment for you and your new furry family member:
Posted on 19-06-2019More
|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