August 5, 2019

Broken bones: causes, how to tell if the bone is broken, and how to treat broken bones

A broken bone and a sprain can present the same symptoms, so it is important to evaluate the injury as best you can and, if in […]
May 11, 2019

What to do if your dog is choking

Dogs are chewers – and curious creatures too. Put the two together and choking can become a serious reality if you’re not careful. What you do […]
February 6, 2019

Joint issues in dogs – the painful truth

Most dogs at some point in their lives will suffer with joint issues. While some breeds are more prone to joint problems, general health issues as […]
May 11, 2016

The best breed for you

(Photo credit: http://fosterdogsnyc.com/one-incredible-photo-eleven-incredible-dogs/) So, you’re thinking about getting a dog. Congratulations. But which one? You love the Labrador puppies in the toilet paper adverts, but Jack Russell […]
March 14, 2016

Dog Behaviour by Ansie Minnaar

By Ansie Minnaar Back when all dogs were wild, actions like chewing, scent-marking, barking, chasing, jumping and biting weren’t an issue. Now that dogs are part […]
March 14, 2016

Dog Essentials: What You Need Before Bringing Your Dog Home

You’ve decided you’re getting a dog. Congratulations! But before you bundle him into the car and take him home, there are a few basic essentials that […]
June 18, 2015

HERB ALERT : ROSEHIP

Roses: Most commonly known for their beautiful flowers, the fruit of the rose plant often goes unnoticed, but did you know these fruits, known as rosehip, […]
May 23, 2015

Ding dong, supper’s here!

Pavlov’s theory of classical conditioning The name Pavlov is synonymous with dogs. A bell rings and the dogs salivate at the prospect of food. But do […]
May 23, 2015

A warm cat is a happy cat

How to protect your feline friend when the mercury dips While South African winters are not as extreme as in other parts of the world, even […]
May 23, 2015

* Cough * Splutter * Spit * Vomit – Hairball!

How to treat hairballs in cats Your alarm goes off. You push the snooze button. Begrudgingly, you swing your legs over the bed and start to […]