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 […]

Surviving load shedding: The ultimate pet owner’s guide

The average age of Eskom’s power stations is 35 years. And as our bodies continue to demonstrate (with all the subtlety of a fire alarm) function deteriorates with age. This is one of the primary reasons for the country’s 14-year electricity crisis. Load shedding in SA is in its teenage years, which could mean the […]

The Origins Of Cats

The domestic cat (Felis catus) is one of the most recently evolved species within the Felidae family. The Felidae family have been split into three genera: Panthera (cats that roar – lions, tigers, leopards, snow leopards, clouded leopards and jaguars) Acinonyx (the Cheetah) Felis (all other ‘small’ cats) However, the classification of the Felidae family […]

8 Tricks to Help Your Cat and Dog to Get Along

When people aren’t debating whether cats or dogs are more intelligent, they’re equating them as mortal foes. That’s a stereotype that both cat expert Jackson Galaxy, host of the Animal Planet show My Cat From Hell, and certified dog trainer Zoe Sandor want to break. Typically, cats are aloof and easily startled, while dogs are gregarious and […]

Tips on how to make a dog and cat become friends

Are dogs and cats natural enemies? Yes, they are. Dogs and cats are two very different species and they see each other as potential prey. But this doesn’t mean that they can’t get along. In fact, many households have proven that dogs and cats can become best friends. Here are some tips on how to […]

How to Introduce a Dog to a Cat

Some dogs do fine living with cats; others simply cannot live safely with felines. Sometimes, a dog can live with certain cats (depending on their age, temperament and activity level), but not others. Even if your dog has successfully lived with cats in the past, it is important to remember that each dog and each […]

Children and pets – having fun, while staying safe

With 45% of the population having a pet in the household, it seems many agree that pets are part of the family unit. They bring us joy, and help teach children how to be responsible, caring and animal-loving adults. Given 26% of pets are dogs and 18% cats, today they will be our focus. Did […]


Guide for Pet Owners The current restrictions, such as physical distancing and lockdown, due to the COVID-19 pandemic has an impact on both humans and animals. Many pets will find their daily routines suddenly changed and their owners at home instead of at work. While this can be an anxious time for everybody it is […]

Do Cats Improve Our Mood and Become Attached to Us?

Last year I covered 5 unusual studies on the psychology of dogs and their owners. This kicked off a comment thread which discussed how dogs act as ice-breakers, how they might mediate the tension between couples and how long after you died they would wait to feast on your flesh. Apparently dogs wait longer than cats although I’m […]