DOGS

Dogs are part of our family. Explore useful care tips and how-to information regarding dog health, behaviour and more.

BEHAVIOUR & TRAVEL

What to Expect as Your Dog Ages

Your dog has been a loving, loyal companion for a long time. Now, you start to notice that as your dog is aging,  he or she is not as active as before, or not quite as attentive. Perhaps he or she is sleeping a lot more lately, or having accidents in the house after years…

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Canine Otitis: What is It and How is It Treated?

Does my dog have an ear infection? When your dog is shaking his or her head or rubbing his or her ears on the ground – or maybe your furry friend just seems irritable and unhappy – there is a chance that a common canine affliction is to blame, Otitis. Generally known as an ear…

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HEALTH & PROTECTION

What Parasite is Lurking In Your Pet’s Intestine? Is It Giardia?

If you’ve ever traveled or gone camping and have come down with a nasty case of diarrhoea, there is a chance you contracted a common intestinal infection known as Giardia. This same infection is also common in your pets. But before you reach for any over-the-counter remedies, there are some important facts you should know…

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Wondering How to Train and Socialise Your Dog? Think Like a Wolf.

Inside your dog is the soul of a wolf. Over 30,000 years ago nomads domesticated wolves because they needed them to protect them while they hunted. Wolves were amenable to this arrangement because they were fed in return. The socialised dogs we have today are the result of continuous breeding throughout the centuries, and the…

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Mourning the Loss
of a Pet

When the Botha family lost their beloved schnauzer Joey, they were devastated. He had grown old and also suffered a variety of debilitating illnesses. Although the family had agreed that they had done the right thing at the right time, their decision to euthanize him hit each member of the family hard. It also affected…

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What Your Dog is Trying to Tell You

Sometimes it feels like you need to be psychic in order to understand your four-legged friend. You may find yourself wondering: What does that bark mean? Does that growl mean he or she is angry or scared? What is he or she trying to tell me with that whimpering? “Dog talk” can be really confusing…

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