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Speaking Dog 101 – Understanding Your Dog

PART ONE – UNDERSTANDING YOUR DOG’S HEAD MOVEMENTS AND FACIAL EXPRESSIONS Love overcomes all barriers but language is a pretty big one. The ability to communicate with our pet is something that people often take for granted. But it doesn’t have to be rocket science....

A Guide to Adopting a Dog

A Guide to Adopting a Dog So, you want to adopt a new furry friend in your life? Nothing compares to the love and joy a dog can bring into your life. But, you should always think about whether you can reciprocate that same love and care before opening your home to a...

Finding the Perfect Dog for a Flat or Small Home

Finding the Perfect Dog for a Flat or Small Home Here is a list of beautiful small breed dogs perfect for a small home or flat. Bichon Frise Hypoallergenic and utterly charming, Bichons learn quickly and love just about everyone. Clocking in around 15 pounds, this is...

DOG WINTER WARMERS: WINTER SAFETY TIPS FOR YOUR DOGS

DOG WINTER WARMERS: WINTER SAFETY TIPS FOR YOUR DOGS Winter has finally settled upon South Africa, which means that the days are shorter and colder. While we don’t have the icy terrain of the northern hemisphere to contend with over the next few months, in some parts...

FUN-FILLED EASTER ACTIVITIES WITH YOUR DOG

FUN-FILLED EASTER ACTIVITIES WITH YOUR DOG Easter activities with your dog make for a wonderful time of year for the whole family to gather around, share in delicious hot cross buns and chocolate, and of course partake in Easter Egg hunts! This Easter, you don't have...

9 hypoallergenic dog breeds for people with pet allergies

9 hypoallergenic dog breeds for people with pet allergies Possibly the saddest reason that prevents you from owning a dog is an allergy. For different people, dog allergies will vary in severity, from a bout of sneezing and a runny nose, all the way to wheezing,...

6 Fun Ways To Celebrate Valentines Day With Your Dog!

6 Fun Ways To Celebrate Valentines Day With Your Dog! The 14th of February can sometimes be a tough time for a lot of people. Especially if you’re single. But one thing you can count on is the unconditional love from your dogs. This Valentine’s Day, the perfect date...

Pet separation anxiety and how to deal with it

How to deal with parent and pet separation anxiety Separation anxiety - including pet separation anxiety - is a term with which many of us are familiar, especially when we’ve been separated from our loved ones. Anxiety levels vary for each individual but can prove...

10 Crazy Dog Inventions You Won’t Believe Actually Exist

10 Crazy Dog Inventions You Won’t Believe Actually Exist There’s no denying it, the world is becoming more high-tech by the day, and it’s not only us humans who get to enjoy some crazy, innovative gadgets, there are also a bunch of crazy dog inventions out there for...

Why you should avoid fireworks during new years eve

WHY YOU SHOULD AVOID FIREWORKS DURING NEW YEARS EVE We’re bringing in the end of another wonderful year, which means it is the time for celebration. The New Year is always a time for new resolutions and new beginnings, and for some, those celebrations include...

10 Christmas Leftovers That Are Harmful To Your Dog

Christmas – the most wonderful time to be surrounded by loved ones, Christmas cheer, and food! And while the humans nurse their food babies, some tend to want to feed their pooches the leftovers from the table that are harmful to your dog, or even from the previous...

Five reasons to adopt an adult dog

Although there are many, we give you five reasons to adopt an adult dog. Whether you are looking at getting your first furry companion, or are a well-experienced dog owner, deciding to bring a new ‘man’s best friend’ into your life is always a big decision. Majority...

Is your dog really purebred?

We’ve all heard purebred pet horror stories and some can even cause a bit of a chuckle like the miniature domesticated piglet that grows up to be a massive pig in a small flatlet. But is it possible that your pet pooch is also not as purebred as you thought? A real...

Why does my dog eat grass?

Ever heard of the old expression of the grazing dog? Well, neither have we, but as every pooch parent can attest to; we’ve seen it. This is strange, yet normal behaviour for any four legged friend. But it usually leaves us worried and with a lot of questions. Are they...

Why a dry nose doesn’t always mean that your dog is sick

Pooch parents everywhere have an extreme obsession with their pet’s noses. They worry when they seem too wet, too dry, too hot, too cold… But the BIGGEST fear that has been branded into the brain of every dog owner is a dry nose. So let us tell you why you don’t need...

Are bones really safe for your dogs?

Ever heard of the expression; “give a dog a bone”? Well, is that idiom actually sound advice? This is a matter of great debate between dog experts, although they can agree on one thing; that you should NEVER give your pet cooked bones.  The debate regarding raw bones...

The shocking dog food deception

What we are about to tell you is not conspiracy theories or based on rumours and suspicion. These are all facts that have been uncovered in scientific journals and through various investigative journalistic exposés. The truth is never easy to hear and the biggest and...

Do you look like your dog?

Whether you find it flattering or insulting, every dog owner is familiar with the old saying that pooch parents start looking like their four-legged children. You might not agree, but science certainly does. Yes, studies have actually proven that it is indeed true!...

How to Stop Your Pets from Ruining Your Furniture

We love them, can’t live without them, but they sure can do a number on your furniture. From stains on carpets to ripped upholstery is a common sight in any pet lovers home. But there are certain solutions: Keep out of reach What do they say? “The most obvious...

How to Choose the Right Pet for Your Family

A dog is not just a pet; it’s another family member. The benefits of a pet far exceeds being merely a companion; they have been proven to be a source of stimulation (especially in remedial circumstances) and serves as a great source of education for children in terms...

Most Common Dog Illnesses Caused by Malnutrition

A pet suffering from poor nutrition is a big problem posing real health issues. Malnutrition can lead to serious disorders and diseases, and can cause permanent damage. There are a few tell-tale signs that your dog is not receiving all the necessary nutrients it...

Is Your Dog Getting Enough Nutrition? Take Our Quiz to Find Out!

There is nothing worse than having a best friend that’s feeling a bit under the weather – especially when they are your four-legged housemate. Sadly, many times this is due to malnutrition. Many dog food brands are well aware that they are not up to scratch (pun...

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