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Top 9 poisonous plants for dogs

In South Africa we don’t really have very cold winters like in most parts of the world. That is why it’s important to know which plants can cause severe damage to our beloved pets. Many of these plants are very well-known and we might even buy them to brighten up our homes. If your pet is a plant chewer, then this is a definite must read! It can save your pet’s life:

Vaccinating your pet

Vaccines help prepare the body’s immune system to fight the invasion of disease-causing organisms. Vaccines contain antigens, which look like the disease-causing organism to the immune system, but don’t actually cause disease. When the vaccine is introduced to the body, the immune system is mildly stimulated. If a pet is ever exposed to the real disease, his immune system is now prepared to recognise and fight it off entirely or reduce the severi

How to own a pet on a budget

For thousands and thousands of years people have had domestic animals simply for companionship, but they quickly became a true best friend. Pets are amazing to have, but can become very expensive. If you are not careful, it can quickly make a dent in your pocket. If you are thinking of bringing a cat or dog into your family and are concerned about the cost, here are some tips to limit the expenses

Pet safety

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of losing a pet. It’s devastating not knowing where your pet could be and if they’ll find their way home. Fortunately, if you act now, you can avoid going through that experience. There are three relatively easy ways to ensure you’ll get your pet back if they go a-wandering:

Introducing your puppy to your other pets

Introducing your new puppy to your existing pets can be a challenge, but it doesn’t need to be too stressful. As with human social situations, it’s just like getting to know someone new. Remember, your pet can feel when you are anxious, so try and stay calm (it’s reassuring to them) and let your pets do the work. Be alert, and always consider your existing pets first. Here’s how to do it.

Kitten and puppy-proofing your life

Yay! Soon you’ll be bringing home a four legged ball of fur and you just can’t wait. But there are a few things to consider. You may know your home, but to your little one everything will be new and BIG! It can be very, very scary! Here are some tips to help your baby ease into your home, keeping it safe and secure.

How to handle a teething puppy

You can’t blame your little puppy for everything she chews on – she’s probably teething and needs the relief of chewing as her teeth come in. As devastating as the damage can be, it is a good time to set boundaries. How long do they teethe for and what steps can you take to prevent any more damage? Find out more…

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