Saturday, June 1, 2019
Winter has arrived! The top thing to remember for this season is this: if you’re feeling cold, so are your pets. Keeping them warm during the chilly months will help keep them healthy and happy. Here are a few things to keep pets warm through winter:
A warm and cosy bed – Pull that pet bed closer to the heater or add a heatpad to keep them extra warm. Keep …READ MORE
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Bunnies are cute and cuddly creatures, but require specific
care. During the Easter holidays, there is a historical increase in sales and
adoption of rabbits. However, many of them end up abandoned or uncared for. It’s
important to realise that rabbits have a lifespan of about 10 years or more.
They also require the same amount of care as any other pet. As such, before taking
one home, potential pet owners needs to understand the …
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
One of the biggest concerns for most new dog owners is house training. Don’t be scared! It’s not as hard as you may think it is. The key to house training your puppy is consistency and patience. House training a new pet may take anywhere between two weeks to 6 months – depending on the age, breed and general background of your puppy (previous living conditions, old habits).
One important factor …READ MORE
Thursday, February 28, 2019
They’re very small, they hide well, they bite and suck blood, and they cause diseases. We’re talking about one of the most feared and hated pests that every pet owner should know about: FLEAS!
They’ve been around for millions of years with evidence of their existence dating back to the Mesozoic era — yes, there were already prehistoric fleas when the dinosaurs roamed the Earth. They are as much of …READ MORE
Saturday, January 5, 2019
When temperatures rise during the summer months, pets are in danger of suffering from a heat stroke. If you’re feeling hot during the sizzling summer days, imagine how hot it must be for your furry friends? Pets rely on their owners to keep them cool in the warm weather.
Here are some tips to for keeping your pets healthy and safe in the summer heat:
Provide your pets with plenty …READ MORE
Saturday, December 1, 2018
When their safe home environment changes, pets can get stressed. With the holiday season just around the corner, this can be a big reality to your beloved fur babies. Whether people are flocking to your home for the holidays or you’re the one doing all the travelling, your pet will feel this change. Reactions to stress can vary from over-excitement to physical manifestations (such as the common feather picking seen …READ MORE
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Dogs get it. Cats get it, too. Parasitic worms are dangerous for your pets so you need to be able to identify the signs and symptoms and get them the treatment they need.
There are four types of worms that can live in your pets intestines, these are:
Roundworms: These can grow up to six inches long. They live in the intestines ad appear like noodle-like bits in feces. They …READ MORE
Sunday, September 30, 2018
You’re getting a dog! Congratulations! Having a new pet in your home — whether it’s your first or your fifth — is always an exciting time. It does come with a lot of mental and physical preparation. After all, your life is about to change.
Here’s what you need to do to prepare your home for you new dog:
Understand the needs of your new dog — whether it’s a …READ MORE
Friday, August 31, 2018
Bringing any new pet into your home always requires some form of adjustment. Cats are particularly sensitive to new surroundings and may not be comfortable at exploring their new home and interacting with their owners for the first few days. Help your cat adapt to their new environment easier with these tips:
Prepare the basics – Food, water and a litter box are the most essential items you’ll need for …READ MORE
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Kids and pets are a match made in heaven!
Having pets to take care of can help kids in more ways than one. They are more than just entertaining and fun; animals can teach kids about nurturing, companionship and responsibility. Then there are those important but difficult life lessons pets can impart, such as dealing with death and sickness.
Having a pet can also help your child’s physical state. A …READ MORE