Entries by Bronwyn Hayes

Separation-Anxiety

If you have to leave your dog on his own it can bring on separation anxiety, this is usually caused by over-dependence on an owner. It can be the result of being weaned too early, being abandoned, or simply due to the temperament of the dog. You leave your dog alone for just twenty minutes while you run to do some shopping and when you return he’s emptied the rubbish onto the kitchen floor, destroyed a pillow or had a pee in your hallway. If this sort of behaviour happens frequently your dog may be suffering from separation anxiety. Over-dependence […]

The Rabbit and the Tortoise

Whichever kind of pet you choose to be a guardian of and care for, it is crucial that you do proper research about all their needs, especially their enclosure size and enrichment. The enclosure, sadly in most cases, is the area in which they will spend most of their time (hopefully not), so it is important that it meets their needs!

Pet Enclosures

Whichever kind of pet you choose to be a guardian of and care for, it is crucial that you do proper research about all their needs, especially their enclosure size and enrichment. The enclosure, sadly in most cases, is the area in which they will spend most of their time (hopefully not), so it is important that it meets their needs!

Emigrating with your pets

It is important to do your research well as there are steps to consider and cost to budget for. The regulations may differ between countries and you need to consider your pets early in the emigration process as it can easily take anything from 5-8 months. THINGS TO CONSIDER Unfortunately, some breeds are banned in certain countries, so double-check this in advance. PET PASSPORTS/VET CARDS TRAVEL CRATES/CAT CARRIERS Buy safe and approved crates or cat carriers and start crate training immediately. REDUCING TRAVEL STRESS Talk to a behaviourist and your veterinarian and prepare in advance. MICROCHIPPING The microchips may differ […]

Types of Cat Litter & How to Choose the Right One

Published by Christine O’Brien With so many types of cat litter on the market today, choosing the right one can be a confusing task. How do you know what is the best cat litter for your feline friend? The best cat litter is the one that your cat likes and will use. However, it’s also important to choose a cat litter that works well for you, too, because you’re the cat clean-up crew. Finding the perfect cat litter involves answering questions such as, how do I know what my cat likes? Do I want clumping or non-clumping? Scented or unscented? […]

Your pets final walk – Euthanasia

It’s inevitable that pets die before most of their owners and saying good-bye is something every pet lover faces eventually. It’s distressing to see any animal in pain — whether it’s our animal or not. We have the opportunity to put an end to their suffering. It’s a gift we can give when there’s no other alternative. Animal euthanasia stems from a Greek word that means “good death” and is the act of putting an animal to death, humanely. Reasons for euthanasia include incurable (and especially painful) conditions or diseases, extreme trauma, old age and more. Although modern veterinary medicine […]

Celebrate your fur babies this month of love with Love Your Pet Day

It’s the month of love and what better way to show your love than to celebrate your fur baby. Marycke Ackhurst, pet behaviour expert from Hill’s Pet Nutrition says that 20th February is Love Your Pet Day and even though Hill’s Pet Nutrition celebrates pets every day, it is wonderful to have a day dedicated to our special family members and to be “given permission” to spoil them a little extra.  Ackhurst says that there are lots of ways to shower our pets with love and affection.  “Many of us do this with a treat and, while the odd treat may […]

SA pet care company invited to represent at Expo2020 in Dubai

Montego Pet Nutrition, South Africa’s largest privately owned pet care manufacturer, has been invited by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to represent the South African Private Sector at Expo 2020 in Dubai. Expo2020 in Dubai is a World Expo that seeks to inspire new business by showcasing the best innovations from countries all around the world. It is one of the biggest and longest-running global events with over 190 nations now participating. This expo is an opportunity for businesses to rebuild the industries which took a knock during the pandemic, as well as further leveraging opportunities for growth and […]

TEARS Animal Rescue – Donating to support vulnerable pets can reduce your tax bill

Since the start of 2022 TEARS Animal Rescue has recorded an increase in the number of animals that need rescue and emergency veterinary treatment.  The Charity is appealing to individuals and especially corporate donors to consider making a tax-free donation to the TEARS Veterinary Outreach and Mobile Clinic Fund before the end of the financial year, entitling donors to enjoy a reduction on their income tax bill. Says TEARS Head of Fundraising, Lara Van Rensburg. “ Most people think of TEARS as a Kennel and Cattery but by far the most critical service of TEARS, and the beating heart of […]

#BeMyValentine – Homeless pets offering love

If you’re feeling out of love this Valentine’s month, head over to Mdzananda’s website, Facebook page or Instagram feed to meet their tail wagging bachelors and sassy bachelorettes which you can sponsor. There are a variety of sponsoring options including: R50 – Get rid of those nasty fleas and ticks – we want cuddles instead R100 – Have your Valentine vaccinated to keep them healthy and strong R200 – Spoil your Love with delicious food for two weeks R450 – Give your valentine great meals for a whole month R500 – Spay or neuter your Valentine – love is enough, […]