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Is Citronella Safe for Dogs?

Is Citronella Safe for Dogs?

As pet owners, our primary concern is the safety and well-being of our dogs. With the increasing use of natural remedies and products, citronella has become a popular topic. This...

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Do Cats Get Jealous?

Do Cats Get Jealous?

In the realm of feline behavior, the question of whether cats experience jealousy often arises. As pet owners, understanding our cats' emotions is crucial for providing them with...

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Are Male Cats More Affectionate?

Are Male Cats More Affectionate?

Male cats are often perceived as more affectionate than females, but understanding their behavior can reveal a different story. This article delves into the unique ways male cats...

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Why Your Dog Scoots On His Butt

Why Your Dog Scoots On His Butt

Introduction to Dog Scooting Dog scooting is a common behavior where a dog drags its bottom along the ground. While it may seem funny, it can indicate an underlying issue with...

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Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

While it may seem peculiar to us, many dogs have a curious habit of munching on grass from time to time. In this article, we'll explore the reasons behind this behavior and...

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Stop Dogs Licking

Stop Dogs Licking

We all know that sound... JUST as you get into bed, or want to start a new chapter in your book... *lick, lick, lick*... *lick, lick, lick*   Some Ideas To Prevent Excessive...

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Can Cats Sense Human Emotions?

Can Cats Sense Human Emotions?

Cat Empathy: Can Cats Sense Human Emotions? Many cat owners will testify at receiving cat kisses and gentle paws to the face during an emotional time. But do they really sense...

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Dogs Can Detect Lies!

Dogs Can Detect Lies!

Unveiling Canine Intuition: Dogs Can Detect Lies! In the rich tapestry of the animal kingdom, dogs stand out as remarkable creatures, known not only for their loyalty but also...

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Fun with Pun Names For Cats

Fun with Pun Names For Cats

Naming your cat is a momentous occasion, and we understand the importance of finding a name that suits your cat's personality and makes them stand out from the crowd. The PawPaw...

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Guide to Adopting an Adult Dog

Guide to Adopting an Adult Dog

Adopting an Adult Dog: Welcoming a New Canine Companion Introduction Welcoming a new dog into your home can be an immensely rewarding experience. Adopting an adult dog comes with...

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How to Stop Your Cat Biting You

How to Stop Your Cat Biting You

Effective Strategies to Stop your Cat Biting Are you tired of those painful nips and bites from your feline friend? Biting is a natural behavior for cats, but it's essential to...

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Cat Tags: why they’re important

Cat Tags: why they’re important

Why are cat tags important? We wanted to give cat owners in our paw family some useful info about cat identification tags, their importance, and how they contribute to the safety...

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Why is my dog nesting?

Why is my dog nesting?

Understanding Dog Nesting Hey Paw Fam! We want the best for our furry companions, and understanding their natural behaviors is essential to ensure their well-being. One common...

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Dog Food: Fresher Might Be Better

Dog Food: Fresher Might Be Better

Fresher Might Be Better As a dog parent, ensuring your furry friend's health and happiness is top of your list. One key aspect that significantly impacts your canine's well-being...

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Pet Insurance Options in SA

Pet Insurance Options in SA

It's easy to become overwhelmed by the options when it comes to pet insurance in South Africa.We like to make sure that you get only the best service and insightful...

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Accident Plan Pet Insurance

Accident Plan Pet Insurance

Pet Insurance Accident Plan OptionsWhen it comes to getting a pet insurance quote, we know that's not something you get very fired up about as a pet owner.We like to...

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Pets like watching TV

Pets like watching TV

Dogs appear to enjoy watching TV. They like it because their humans like it.“Dogs love to watch things,” dog behaviorist Cesar Millan says. “That’s how they learn....

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Comprehensive Pet Insurance

Comprehensive Pet Insurance

Comprehensive Pet InsuranceWhat is a comprehensive pet insurance quote? That's easy.We know that talking to countless consultants and having telemarketers phone you for days, is...

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Worthy Winter Tips

Worthy Winter Tips

While illnesses and minor injuries can happen at any time during the year, seasonally speaking, some are more prevalent at this time of the year than at other times. Here we...

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Get a pet insurance quote

Get a pet insurance quote

Pet Insurance QuoteWhen it comes to getting a pet insurance quote, we know that's not something you get very fired up about as a pet owner.We know that talking to...

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Does Your Pet Have Bad Breath?

Does Your Pet Have Bad Breath?

Spend a few minutes with any dog and you’ll likely catch a whiff of his breath because dogs aren’t shy. They also aren’t known for fresh-smelling mouths. But bad...

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Summer, take care & enjoy it!

Summer, take care & enjoy it!

By taking some small measures you can enjoy the warm weather safely with your dog. If your pet starts showing any symptoms or is acting a little out of character,...

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TIPS: Teaching your dog to swim

TIPS: Teaching your dog to swim

Teaching your dog to swim is one of the most crucial skills he can learn. Teaching your dog to love the water while he’s young has benefits besides safety. Swimming...

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Build Your Dog House

Build Your Dog House

How about an upgrade, new dog house or revamp?A pooch’s home is his castle, and there a little DIY is always fun.Here are some tips, hints and resources to point you in the right...

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Microchipping – some useful info

Microchipping – some useful info

What is a microchip for pets?A microchip is a small, electronic chip enclosed in a glass cylinder that is about the same size as a grain of rice. The microchip itself does not...

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Pets: Dealing with weight issues

Pets: Dealing with weight issues

Let’s face it, a slightly ‘padded’ kitty or doggo is cute. But, it usually comes with direct and indirect health risks that far outweigh any cuteness factor. In fact if a pet is...

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Summer Safety for your Pets

Summer Safety for your Pets

What a great time lies ahead for us in South Africa as temperatures climb and the days become longer. There is also however, a higher risk for our fur kids - more strains and...

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SOCIAL DISTANCING WITH PETS

SOCIAL DISTANCING WITH PETS

What are the effects of physical distancing on pets?Lockdown can be a very exciting time for your pets. While working from home, takeadvantage of this time to enjoy some extra...

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A Winter Hint for Pet Owners

A Winter Hint for Pet Owners

If you have a dog that spends most of its time romping in your backyard, or a kitty that whiles away the day in a sunny patch on the front porch, winter's arrival may be a rude...

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Pet Insurance

Pet Insurance

Pet Insurance Pet insurance is a subject most South Africans are not too clear on.Do I need pet insurance?What does pet insurance cost generally?What is covered under my pet...

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Oscar’s Arc

Oscar’s Arc

WOOF Project is the pop-up adoption initiative powered by Oscars Arc – a registered NPO born to inspire dog adoption and save dogs’ lives. All dogs originate from existing...

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10 FOODS THAT ARE TOXIC FOR CATS

10 FOODS THAT ARE TOXIC FOR CATS

WHAT CATS CANNOT EAT? Onions Garlic Raw Eggs Alcohol Yeast Dough Raw Fish Green tomatoes Potatoes Chocolate Milk products Caffeine Xylitol You love your cat and he is part of...

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Spaying and Neutering Pets

Spaying and Neutering Pets

Whether you’ve recently adopted a pet or you’re considering it, one of the most important health decisions you’ll make is to spay or neuter your cat or dog. Spaying-removing the...

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Pet Dental Health

Pet Dental Health

If there is a vital aspect of pet healthcare that is often overlooked, it’s dental care. Dental disease is one of the most common diseases diagnosed by vets and yet, one of the...

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Omega 3 and your Dog’s Skin

Omega 3 and your Dog’s Skin

Many dogs suffer from seasonal allergies, but science is shedding some light on a supplement that can help relieve your dog's itchy skin: omega-3 fatty acid. Thousands of dogs...

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Cats, Nutrition and Raw Feeding

Cats, Nutrition and Raw Feeding

Cat Nutrition and Raw Feeding: There are many things that go into keeping your cat healthy and happy. Genetics and environment play a part. But, there is one thing that has a...

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Healthy Pet Recipes for Dogs

Healthy Pet Recipes for Dogs

Have you ever come across a time where you’ve asked, “I wonder whether what I’m feeding my dog is actually good?” Most commercial pet foods these days include so much...

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Pets get allergies too

Pets get allergies too

Your dog has been scratching non-stop and your cat has an ear infection. Again. The bad news is that allergies among pets are on the increase. So what can you do...

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The Cost of Pet Care

The Cost of Pet Care

This article was first published in the third quarter 2016 edition of Personal Finance magazine. Think about it: acquiring a pet dog or cat could entail a financial...

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Let’s talk about Service Dogs

Let’s talk about Service Dogs

Why are they so important?Are you or a loved one in need of a service dog? Or maybe you are just curious about these amazing canines. Either way, you will be thrilled...

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Can Dogs Eat Peanut Butter?

Can Dogs Eat Peanut Butter?

Can Dogs Eat Peanut Butter? By Anna Burke Oct 25, 2017 | 2 Minutes Does your dog magically appear in the kitchen every time you open up the peanut butter jar? You are...

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10 Reasons Pets Are Good for Kids

10 Reasons Pets Are Good for Kids

There are so many benefits that pets provide for kids! It’s easy for kids to get wrapped up in the idea of owning a new pet, but it’s up to their parents to make sure the experience is a positive one and that the pets receive the care they need for their entire lives.

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Dog Bite Prevention

Dog Bite Prevention

Dog bites pose a serious health risk to our communities and society. More than 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year in the United States, and more than 800,000 receive medical attention for dog bites, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). At least half of those bitten are children. Here are more dog bite facts:

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Top 5 Dog Poisons

Top 5 Dog Poisons

Dog poison No. 1: Prescription medications for people. Drugs that might be beneficial or even lifesaving for people can have the opposite effect in pets. And it...

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NATIONAL K9 VETERANS DAY

NATIONAL K9 VETERANS DAY

March 13th recognizes National K9 Veterans Day. A lot of things changed after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941. Oil, leather and rubber were rationed. Men were...

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International Ear Care Day

International Ear Care Day

Floppy, folded, small, large—dogs’ ears come in many shapes, but they all serve the same purpose: as funnels for sound. Did you know that at least 18 muscles work to...

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Have A Heart For Chained Dogs

Have A Heart For Chained Dogs

Negative effects of chaining your dog There are many opinions on whether keeping a dog tethered or chained is a malicious act. Some people think the dog enjoys being...

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Walking the Dog Day

Walking the Dog Day

The origins of Walking the Dog Day are a bit obscure. Presumably it was started by an animal lover, or maybe it was the dogs themselves that got together and decided...

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Pet Theft Awareness Day

Pet Theft Awareness Day

Launched in 1988. Pet Theft Awareness Day is meant to call attention to the importance of pet identification methods. It is a day for considering just how much the...

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National Seeing Eye Dog Day

National Seeing Eye Dog Day

January 29th is National Seeing Eye Dog Day. Seeing eye dogs are service dogs specially trained to be the eyes for their visually impaired owners. Typically Labrador...

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Fun Cat Facts for Kids

Fun Cat Facts for Kids

Check out these fun cat facts for kids. Learn about cats as pets, their unique behavior, how long they sleep and much more. Read on and enjoy the wide range of...

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If you’re living in the Cape Town area, you would have experienced the intense heatwave that hit the city over the last few days leaving us all feeling a bit...

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Is my puppy still a puppy?

Is my puppy still a puppy?

Is my puppy still a puppy? While they may grow up and begin to look less like a typical puppy, puppies continue to need extra nutritional support for quite a lot...

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Insects that can harm your cat

Insects that can harm your cat

Some of these insect pests can harm your cat even if she stays indoors and some of them are only a problem for cats that spend time outside.  Fleas. Fleas are...

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Bee Stings

Bee Stings

If your pet has been stung by a bee or insect, please follow the instructions below.  Carefully remove the sting and bathe the area with cool water  Restrict...

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Jock of the Bushveld

Jock of the Bushveld

Jock’s mother Jess was the only dog in their camp. FitzPatrick describes her as “an unattractive bull-terrier with a dull brindled coat–black and grey in shadowy...

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Dogs Get Hay Fever Too

Dogs Get Hay Fever Too

Dogs Get Hay Fever Too. ... Though the new plant and flower growth can be quite lovely, they're also loaded with pollen, a leading cause of distress to those people...

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A Kennel Cough

A Kennel Cough

Dogs are susceptible to canine infectious tracheobronchitis, also known as a kennel cough for the way it spreads. Boarding facilities, winter temps, stress, and...

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How to Clean Your Cat’s Feet

How to Clean Your Cat’s Feet

Examine their feet. Before cleaning your cat’s feet, you should take a quick look at them. This will provide you with information about the general health of your...

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How to Puppy Proof Your Bedroom

How to Puppy Proof Your Bedroom

Blockade furniture temporarily. Many puppies like to den by wedging themselves behind or under furniture. Making temporary blockades around bedroom furniture such as...

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How to Keep Cats from Shedding

How to Keep Cats from Shedding

Brush your cat on a regular basis. Brush your cat for five to ten minutes at least once a week to manage shedding. If your cat has long hair or sheds heavily, you may...

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Teaching Your Dog to Sit

Teaching Your Dog to Sit

Begin training by teaching your dog how to sit on command. Sitting is the dog form of politeness. It is a natural action. It shows that a dog is not aggressive and...

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Housetraining Your Cat

Housetraining Your Cat

1. Encourage the cat to use a litter box. Most cats will prefer the litter box to other parts of the house because of the texture of the litter. But, there are still...

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Feeding Your Cat

Feeding Your Cat

1. Decide what type of food to feed your cat. Cat food comes in a vast array of types: dry food, semi-moist, and canned are the common types. Dry food is easily and...

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5 Ways To Keep Your Dog Healthy

5 Ways To Keep Your Dog Healthy

1. Provide your dog with healthy food. Get recommendations from your vet or breeder as to which foods work best for your dog’s breed. The type and amount will vary...

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Pawpaw Vaccinations

Pawpaw Vaccinations

Vaccinations In-text: (Sava.co.za, 2018) Your Bibliography: Sava.co.za. (2018). Vaccinations. [online] Available at: http://www.sava.co.za/2015/11/02/vaccinations/...

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Do not let your Doggo eat Choco

Do not let your Doggo eat Choco

Why Chocolate is Bad for Dogs | Hill's Pet In-text: (Hill's Pet Nutrition, 2018) Bibliography: Hill's Pet Nutrition. (2018). Why Chocolate is Bad for Dogs | Hill's...

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SIGNS YOUR DOG IS OVERHEATING

SIGNS YOUR DOG IS OVERHEATING

Most dogs are intolerant of too much heat, so it is crucial that you are aware of the signs of heat stress or heat stroke, and how to treat them if they come about....

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Are you overwatering your dog?

Are you overwatering your dog?

They say that generally a dog should drink between 0.6 and 1 ounces of water for every pound of body weight. However, you don’t have to waste your time calculating this for your...

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THE COST OF PET OWNERSHIP

THE COST OF PET OWNERSHIP

Costs Food is only one small part of the financial responsibility of having a pet. If you adopt a puppy or kitten, they will need to be spayed/neutered,...

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TEN TIPS FOR HIKING WITH DOGS

TEN TIPS FOR HIKING WITH DOGS

1. Dog Health - Make sure your dog’s vaccinations are up-to- date before you hit the trail. It’s always a good idea to have your veterinarian give your dog a check-up...

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About Fostering

About Fostering

Before you foster: First think about your four legged children at home: Are their vaccinations up to date (<12 months since last vaccine for the 5-in-1 vaccine and kennel...

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Need to submit a claim?

Need to submit a claim?

Need to submit your claim documents? 1. Download the claim form and have your veterinarian sign and complete their section. 2. Submit along with your...

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Featured Photo Campaign

Featured Photo Campaign

Congratulations @justin_jt3 and @khantouchuzi 👍🏽🙌🏽🎉👏 You have each won a R500 pet voucher in our Featured Photo Campaign. Please inbox us your contact...

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#PawPawWinterWarm

#PawPawWinterWarm

Winter is all about keeping ourselves and loved ones warm. Stand a chance of winning 1 of 2 R750 pet vouchers this July with...

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#PawPawPets_SA

#PawPawPets_SA

Most of us have a four legged friend that loves us more than life itself. The goal is all about showing your love for your pet by sharing your best images...

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Distemper Warning

Distemper Warning

DISTEMPER OUTBREAK/ HONDESIEKTE UITBRAAK There is a severe outbreak of Distemper in Atlantis and surrounds. Distemper is caused by a virus and is very...

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#MedicalMonday

#MedicalMonday

SAYING FOREVER GOODBYE TO YOUR FUR KIDS “Their paw prints will forever be embedded in your heart.” ~ Dave Thorpe For an animal lover putting their...

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