Entries by Bronwyn Hayes

Tips For Feeding Kittens

In the wild, big cats know exactly what they need to eat. By feeding your kitten the right food at the right times, you’ll be supporting their natural instincts as a carnivore and solitary hunter. Special kitten food For the first four to five weeks of their lives, your kittens will get all they need from their mother. They are normally weaned-off by seven weeks, but from week four they can already begin eating specially prepared kitten food such as Whiskas Kitten Meat in gravy or jelly.  Small tummy, big appetite Those cute little kitties might be small, but they […]

A rhino is killed every ten hours in Africa

A new report from the International Rhino Foundation gives insight into the real numbers of the world rhino population over the last decade. The results are positive, showing that due to dedicated conservation and protection efforts the number of rhino worldwide has increased in the last decade from 21 000 to 27 000 globally. This is a 30% increase in the rhino population over the last ten years. While this is positive, it is important to note that in the past two years the number of rhino worldwide has dropped from 29 000 to just over 27 000. This shows […]

Beauty Without Cruelty urges residents to save peacocks

Earlier this week, a petition was created to highlight the plight of peacocks in the Clovelly, Fish Hoek, Glencairn and Noordhoek areas. The petition was created by animal rights organisation Beauty Without Cruelty to “prevent their senseless killing”. The plight of these magnificent birds was brought to attention when a group of concerned residents filed several complaints in relation to the “noisy” birds. The residents are requesting that they be managed. This specifically made about the ones roaming on the Country Club greens. The Beauty Without Cruelty campaign states that the birds have a right to be there, saying: “One […]

Switzerland Makes It Illegal To Own Just One Guinea Pig Because They Get Lonely

Denying your pet the chance to make friends with members of its own species could be considered an act of cruelty—at least in Switzerland. According to Techly, an animal rights law introduced there in 2008 makes it illegal to own just one guinea pig at a time. It isn’t uncommon for a citizen of Switzerland to own a guinea pig. While many people may consider cats and dogs to be normal pets, the Swiss see guinea pigs the same way. These animals are often treated as a member of the family. In fact, the country has taken legal measures to […]

Dog Poisoned by the Diffuser

Saturday night I got home late and my dog didn’t recognize me. Being a nanny I thought I woke him up and he was having a night terror. Sunday, he was still acting weird. I realized that I had been running my new diffuser and decided to turn it off. Sunday afternoon, he was feeling better. Today at work, my dog sitter said that he wouldn’t come out from under the bed. It was very odd as he is a happy dog. I came from work early and again, he was very confused about who I was. So I took him […]

Queen Elizabeth Goes Furr-Free For The Animals

Queen Elizabeth II is now fur-free. Faux alternatives will replace all of her furs. The Queen’s personal advisor and senior dresser Angela Kelly, who has worked for the Royal Household for 25 years, revealed the wardrobe update in her new memoir, “The Other Side of the Coin: The Queen, the Dresser and the Wardrobe.” “If Her Majesty is due to attend an engagement in particularly cold weather, from 2019 onwards fake fur will be used to make sure she stays warm,” she wrote. Changing With The Times British Vogue notes that fur fashion has long been a status symbol of the Royal […]

Over 100,000 Dogs Lose Their Life Each Year Riding In Truck Beds

BY GOODFULLNESS It’s almost a rite of passage to have a dog by your side if you happen to own a pickup truck. It seems like they go together like bread and butter. But if you do have a dog with you in your truck, you want to make sure you are keeping them safe. Many people put their dogs in danger and they don’t even realize it. Although some pickup trucks may have a backseat, many of them only have the bench seat upfront. Dogs are often encouraged to ride in the back of the truck in the truck […]

Miami-Dade Animal Services Will Pay You To Help Control ‘Outdoor Cat’ Population

Watch video here: www.cbsloc.al/2CGS0xu MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Got too many ‘community’ cats running around in your neighborhood? Now, Miami-Dade County Animal Services could use your help and you could make some money in the process. Animal Services officials have just announced a new initiative to help humanely manage the outdoor cat population in the county. The ‘Tip the Trapper’ initiative marks the first time a monetary incentive will be provided to cat trappers who bring in community cats to animal services to be vaccinated, sterilized and ear-tipped. “We rely on our volunteer trappers to bring in outdoor cats for our […]

Town in Italy starts using Silent Fireworks as a way of Respecting their Animals

Any large celebration that involves fireworks is fun, but while we enjoy the sounds and sights of colourful explosions overhead, our animals feel very differently. The explosions caused by fireworks have been known to give some domestic pets heart problems, nausea, tremors, debilitating fears and light-headedness. We all know that animals have far more sensitive hearing so you won’t be surprised to read that firework displays can leave pets with “acoustic stress”. During firework displays animals are often confused as to where the loud noises are coming from which makes them run frantically away. Unfortunately, this sometimes results in them […]

Take your dog on holiday this festive season, book your pooch-friendly accommodation now

Dogs love a change of scenery just as much as we do. Discovering new sights, sounds and smells in our beautiful country can be particularly rewarding when shared with our furry friends. So, why not take your pooch along on the next family holiday? With the festive season fast approaching, you probably need pet-friendly accommodation. With this in mind, Pedigree is pleased to present some pet-friendly holiday venues to consider when planning your break: Eastern Cape Jack-Pot Beach House overlooks the stunning Cape St Francis main beach and nature reserve. The house offers self-catering accommodation for up to seven people […]