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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:   SOUTH AFRICA • 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
Join The Pet Healthcare community, grow your influence Join the community, start the conversations, grow your influence   Pet Health Care Forum Public group · 89 members Join Group Please read before posting: Everyone who loves pets are welcome to...
Posted on 06-05-2019More
Royal Canin’s expert advice for adopting a new puppy or kitten There is nothing quite like bringing home a furry addition to your family. The arrival of your new puppy or kitten marks an exciting time in your life and in theirs.  But this can also be a daunting...
Posted on 03-05-2019More
Hidden Household Hazards for Pets Our homes may feel safe and cosy, but they’re often filled with potential health hazards. Each year, thousands of pets experience accidental poisonings in the home, and the number in South Africa is...
Posted on 03-05-2019More
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
Alternative Healing Options for animals When you Google "what is alternative medicine" it is rather sad to read  Alternative medicine, fringe medicine, pseudomedicine or simply questionable medicine is the promotion or use of practices...
Posted on 09-04-2019More
Best Gear For Walking Your Dog On Your South African Adventure Best Gear For Walking Your Dog On Your South African Adventure South Africans are known for their devotion to their canine friends, and statistics prove it. A study revealed that on a global list of...
Posted on 02-04-2019More
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
Blue-green Algae is toxic for pets and humans **Warning** Dogs that enjoy swimming and playing in dams may be exposed to blue-green algae.   Low water levels (which increases the water temperatures) during hot dry months can increase the risk of...
Posted on 26-03-2019More
Good reasons to adopt an older pet Chip off the ol’ block Everybody loves puppies and kittens. They’re cute, they’re full of energy and they can’t wait to explore the world around them. As rewarding as it is for pet parents to raise...
Posted on 22-03-2019More
Five signs your cat is ageing As a pet parent you may not like to think about the fact that your cat is getting older, perhaps because of the risks that come with age, such as cancer, arthritis, brain ageing and kidney disease....
Posted on 16-03-2019More
How to Understand Body Language of Your Pet Dog or Cat By looking at the body of your pet, you can tell a lot about it. Body signs show signs in case the pet is uncomfortable, relaxed, tired, or aggressive. By taking the time to learn the body languages...
Posted on 13-03-2019More
When it’s time to say goodbye By Sr Julia van Draanen :  Euthanasia is a dreaded word for all pet owners. Maybe the vet says ‘put him out’ or ‘put him down’ or ‘put him to sleep’. Whatever it is, it means you will be going home...
Posted on 09-03-2019More
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 08-03-2019More
Montego Pet Nutrition gets a bold new look Leading South African pet food brand, Montego Pet Nutrition (Montego), has rebranded to a look that better reflects the company as it is today – a growing, progressive, innovative and successful...
Posted on 27-02-2019More
World Spay Day is February On the last Tuesday of every February, World Spay Day shines a spotlight on the lifesaving power of spay/neuter and the need for affordable services, particularly in underserved communities. You can...
Posted on 26-02-2019More
How to make friends with your cat Everyone knows the saying “ cats work for money – if you want loyalty get a dog”. Cats can be quite independent creatures that treat us mere humans with total disdain, especially if we are late with...
Posted on 23-02-2019More
Compassion Fatigue in Veterinary and Animal Welfare industry For the Love of Animals: Compassion Fatigue in Animal Welfare Work and the Veterinary Industry. Mastering the Art of Caregiving is an extremely rewarding career to be in, but what goes on behind the...
Posted on 19-02-2019More
Understanding how a dog thinks One of the ways that we can bond with our new puppy is by spending time training them and even teaching them tricks. This develops a bond of trust. A well trained dog is a pleasure to own. Many dogs...
Posted on 14-02-2019More

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