Dogs and South African Wildlife: Ensuring Safe and Respectful Coexistence

South Africa is a land of immense beauty, renowned for its diverse ecosystems and rich tapestry of wildlife. From the iconic African elephant to the elusive leopard, the country is home to some of the world’s most magnificent creatures. Yet, in the midst of this natural splendor, there’s another beloved creature that holds a special […]

Unlocking Canine Communication: The Secret Language of Dogs

In the realm of interspecies communication, dog-human interaction remains an intriguing subject for pet owners and researchers alike. Dogs are known to communicate not only with their bark but through a rich tapestry of body language, facial expressions, and even subtle cues that most of us might miss. This article seeks to unlock the secret […]

The Healing Power of a Wagging Tail

In the realm of healing, sometimes the simplest gestures can have the most profound effects. Among these, the wagging tail of a dog holds a special place. This seemingly mundane act is, in fact, a powerful therapeutic tool that can uplift spirits, alleviate stress, and even contribute to physical healing. The wagging tail is more […]

Dog Care During Load Shedding: Keeping Your Pet Safe and Warm During Power Outages

Load shedding, or rolling blackouts, have become a recurrent reality in South Africa. These planned power outages are aimed at preventing a total collapse of the electricity supply grid during peak energy demand. However, they can create unique challenges for pet owners, particularly during the cold winter months. Here, we’ll explore some strategies for ensuring […]

Keeping Your Canine Cozy: Tips for Proper Grooming and Care During Winter

Introduction As winter approaches in South Africa, it’s essential to ensure that our furry friends are well-prepared for the colder months. One crucial aspect of winter care is proper grooming, which plays a significant role in maintaining your dog’s coat for optimal warmth and health. In this article, we’ll discuss the importance of grooming during […]

4 Key Nutrients Every South African Dog Food Should Contain

As a responsible pet owner, you want to ensure that your dog is getting the best nutrition possible. With the variety of dog food options available on the South African market, it can be challenging to know which one is best for your furry friend. To make your decision easier, we’ve compiled a list of […]

What to consider when getting a new dog

When getting a new dog, there are several important factors to consider to ensure that you and your new furry friend will have a happy and healthy life together. Breed: Different breeds have different characteristics, personalities, and energy levels. Research different breeds and choose one that fits your lifestyle and personality. Size: Consider the size […]

8 tips to calm your dog during a storm

If you have a dog with storm phobia, a thunderstorm in the forecast is your worst nightmare. Your dog pants, paces, whines, and might even become destructive during the storm. You worry about the psychological damage and physical harm they can cause themselves during this highly-stressful event. So, how do you handle dog fear and […]

How Search-and-rescue Dogs Work

It may seem like a dog obsessively focused on play would make a poor working dog, but for search-and-rescue work, this is actually an ideal trait. A dog that will chase a tennis ball for hours would probably walk through feet of snow, over a mountain and down a rocky embankment until his paws bleed […]