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SPCA’s top tips on how to keep your pets safe and warm this winter

Shevona | May 16 , 2017

As cooler weather approaches, concern for pet safety grows. Make sure you know these useful tips.

POLOKWANE – The South African for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) is calling on residents to keep a closer eye on their pets with the approach of winter. They list access to shelter and warm bedding as important aspects of caring for your pets.

The SPCA’s tips:

It is advisable that they sleep indoors. If your pets sleep outside, ensure their kennels are waterproof. Raise the kennel slightly off the ground to prevent dampness. Don’t keep puppies, kittens or other young… read more


Dogs use same parts of brain as humans to process language

admin | Mar 23 , 2017

http://www.health24.com/Lifestyle/Pet-Health/Pets-and-people/dogs-use-same-parts-of-brain-as-humans-to-process-language-20160831-2

A recent study shows that dogs process words with the left hemisphere and use the right hemisphere to process intonation, just like humans.

Scientists have found that dogs use the same brain areas as humans to process language.

A study published in the journal Science showed that dogs process words with the left hemisphere and use the right hemisphere to process intonation.

Dogs register that they are being praised only if the words and intonation… read more


Is Pet Insurance “Worth It”?

admin | Aug 11 , 2014

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Dogs pick out faces of other dogs

admin | Feb 03 , 2014

Dogs pick out faces of other dogs, irrespective of breeds, among human and other domestic and wild animal faces and can group them into a category of their own.

Dogs pick out faces of other dogs, irrespective of breeds, among human and other domestic and wild animal faces and can group them into a category of their own. They do that using visual cues alone, according… read more


Ask a vet before giving painkillers to pets

admin | Feb 03 , 2014

All dogs and cats should have a thorough physical exam by a veterinarian before being given non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

When people feel pain, they often reach for common medicines such as aspirin or Motrin. These types of drugs, known as

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8 weird things dogs do

admin | Feb 03 , 2014

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Housetraining kittens

admin | Feb 03 , 2014

Generally kittens are far easier to housetrain than puppies. Most kittens are already housetrained by their mothers at the age of six weeks.

Generally kittens are far easier to housetrain than puppies. Most kittens are already housetrained by their mothers at the age of six weeks.

Naturally, most cats tend to bury their excrement underground, and therefore do their business outside. But for some it is necessary to have a cat properly housetrained, especially when living in an apartment. In the beginning, one should carefully note one’s kitten’s toilet… read more


How to know when to put your pet to sleep

admin | Feb 03 , 2014

Perhaps the hardest part of owning a pet is making difficult decisions when a beloved companion becomes seriously ill.

Perhaps the hardest part of owning a pet is making difficult decisions when a beloved companion becomes seriously ill.… read more


STOP YOUR DOG FROM BEING STOLEN

admin | Feb 03 , 2014

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PUT YOUR PET ON A DIET

admin | Feb 03 , 2014

An astonishing 30% of all South African pets, more than 2,5 million of them, are estimated to be overweight, according to recent statistics released by Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

As in humans, obesity also poses health problems for pets.

As if the owner’s weight problems aren’t enough, pets are now treading in their masters’ oversized footprints. An astonishing 30% of all South African pets, more than 2,5 million cats and dogs, are estimated to be overweight, according to recent statistics released by Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

Too… read more


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