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Can you test your dog for allergies?

By Lisa Greyson 04-07-23 16:23

Dogs can develop allergies to substances in their environment. Allergy testing helps veterinarians identify specific allergens. The test evaluates the immune system’s response to common allergens. Common allergens include dust mites, grasses, pollens, mold spores, and more. Allergy testing also covers flea or mite saliva and food allergies. ALSO READ: Are there any benefits of olive oil in dog […]

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Newfoundland dogs: Are they very protective?

By Lisa Greyson 04-07-23 14:08

Newfoundland dogs are famous for their large size, gentle nature, and impressive swimming skills. Although they have a friendly and gentle temperament, many people are curious about their level of protectiveness. In short, Newfoundlands are indeed protective and will intervene if they sense danger, but they are not suitable as guard dogs. ALSO READ: Why do dogs lay in the […]

Frog breeds that make the best pets

By Lisa Greyson 04-07-23 12:19

Frogs are becoming more and more popular as pets due to the wide range of available varieties. They inhabit diverse environments, allowing you to keep them in an aquarium, terrarium, or a combination of both. There are many ways to categorize frogs, but sorting them by cuteness is particularly enjoyable. If you’re considering getting a frog […]

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Are your cats not getting along? Three signs to look out for

By Lisa Greyson 04-07-23 11:01

Owners often adopt multiple cats with the hope that they will provide companionship to each other, which can indeed happen. Many then develop strong and lasting bonds with their friends, even if they aren’t siblings or were introduced later in life. However, this isn’t always the case, and some paired cats may not get along. 1. THEY […]

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Furry fun fact: The dog eyelids

By Lisa Greyson 03-07-23 14:14

Welcome, fellow pet enthusiasts to today’s furry fun fact! Pets can do all sorts of crazy – and wonderful – things, can’t they? We bet you discover new things about them on a daily basis. Have you ever heard of a singing dog for example? Join SA People as we set out to learn fascinating – and often […]

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WATCH – Funny pet video of the day – 3 July

By Lisa Greyson 03-07-23 13:42

While our pets bring us great joy and company, their ability to make us laugh makes them even more special. And that’s just one of the reasons why we see so many viral pet videos. Take a seat, unwind, and enjoy this cute pet video. ALSO READ: What are the best first-time pets for your kids? FUNNIEST HOME PET VIDEOS OF 2023 Today’s video […]

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Are Pit Bulls BANNED as pets in South Africa?

By Lisa Greyson 30-06-23 17:19

Pit Bulls, despite their loyalty and unconditional love as companions, have faced enduring reputation and controversy in South Africa. In South Africa, they have been in the news due to several fatal attacks on humans. The reputation and controversy surrounding Pit Bulls have led to varied opinions and perspectives on the breed. It is important […]

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What are the most pet-friendly airlines in 2023?

By Lisa Greyson 30-06-23 16:47

Traveling with your pet doesn’t have to be stressful, but unfortunately, many airlines make it challenging for passengers to fly with their furry friends. However, there is good news! Several major airlines now understand the importance of traveling with pets and allow you to bring them on board. Airlines such as British Airways and American Airlines prioritize […]

The best dog-friendly vacation spots in South Africa

By Lisa Greyson 30-06-23 15:38

If you’re excited about visiting sunny South Africa, you’re probably daydreaming about beach fun, encountering wildlife, swimming in rivers, climbing mountains, or hiking in forests. But going on vacation doesn’t mean leaving your beloved dog behind – right? ALSO READ: How to stop your dog from jumping up on you Good news! Many of South Africa’s […]

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WATCH – Adorable video of the day: Funny and cute cats

By Lisa Greyson 30-06-23 12:56

While our pets bring us great joy and company, their ability to make us laugh makes them even more special. And that’s just one of the reasons why we see so many viral pet videos. Take a seat, unwind, and enjoy this cute pet video. ALSO READ: Furry fun facts: Siamese cat pawprints CAT VIDEO COMPILATION Today’s video features a cat video compilation. […]

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Furry fun fact: Are most Dalmatians deaf?

By Lisa Greyson 30-06-23 11:46

Welcome, fellow pet enthusiasts to today’s furry fun fact! Pets can do all sorts of crazy – and wonderful – things, can’t they? We bet you discover new things about them on a daily basis. Have you ever heard of a singing dog for example? Join SA People as we set out to learn fascinating – and often […]

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What kind of music do dogs like?

By Lisa Greyson 30-06-23 11:06

The choice of music for dogs depends on their preferences. When selecting music for dogs, consider factors like tempo, simplicity of the tones, regular rhythms, and the length of musical notes. Dog preferences often align with classical music, which has calming effects and has been proven to reduce stress levels significantly. Classical music isn’t the only genre that can have […]

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How to introduce your cat to your newborn baby

By Lisa Greyson 30-06-23 10:42

Introducing your newborn to your cat can be challenging, particularly if you’re unsure where to begin. This is especially true if it’s your first child, as your cat hasn’t had to share your attention with anyone else before. It’s important to remember that everything is new for both you and your cat during this transition. Approach the introduction process […]

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Pets in the workplace?: Tackling office stress and anxiety

By Lisa Greyson 29-06-23 22:15

A dog-friendly workplace has the biggest positive impact on overall well-being. This information comes from research commissioned by Purina. In this research, one in five people (20%) consider dog-friendly work environments to be more valuable than other common perks like free breakfasts, a complementary bar, and free childcare at the office. Dog-friendly offices have additional benefits, […]

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Should you get a second dog?

By Lisa Greyson 29-06-23 20:04

Dogs generally like having another dog around as it provides them with a playmate and companionship. Adding a second companion to your family can make everyone’s life better and complete the canine family. It can enhance the overall happiness and well-being of your pets. ALSO READ: The world’s ugliest dog in 2023! [VIDEO] WHY ARE YOU […]

What happens to my turtles in the winter?

By Lisa Greyson 29-06-23 12:55

In winter, turtles disappear because they can’t produce their own heat. Turtles live for many years, so where do they go during cold months? They brumate, which means they go into a state of dormancy. Freshwater turtles usually find shelter underwater where temperatures are more stable. In the winter, they may bury themselves in the […]

Goldfish: Freshwater Fish vs. Saltwater Fish Pets

What fish should you NOT pair up with your goldfish?

By Lisa Greyson 28-06-23 15:53

Goldfish are sociable and prefer living with other goldfish since they are temperate fish. Nevertheless, it can be enjoyable to introduce different varieties to your goldfish tank if they are compatible. When selecting a tank mate for your goldfish, there are certain fish you should steer clear of. ALSO READ: Should I play music for my […]

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Debunking myths and misconceptions about rabbits

By Lisa Greyson 26-06-23 13:26

Rabbits are very popular little pets. However, there is persistent misinformation about rabbit care. These misconceptions could have negative consequences for rabbits when owners are unprepared. Let’s debunk a few of these rabbit myths and misconceptions. ALSO READ: Do bunnies need animal companions? 1. THEY ONLY EAT CARROTS A common myth, likely influenced by Bugs Bunny, is […]

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Furry fun facts: Siamese cat pawprints

By Lisa Greyson 23-06-23 11:26

Welcome, fellow pet enthusiasts! Pets can do all sorts of crazy – and wonderful – things, can’t they? We bet you discover new things about them on a daily basis. Have you ever heard of a singing dog for example? Join The South African website as we set out to learn fascinating – and often humourous – fun facts […]

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Do cats really need an owner or can they survive on their own?

By Lisa Greyson 22-06-23 16:16

Studying the intelligence of cats is challenging due to the difficulty of conducting studies with them. Measuring their intelligence scientifically has proven to be a tough task. The mysterious nature of cats will remain until appropriate research methods are developed. So it raises the question, do cats really NEED an owner? As cat owners, we believe […]

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Do dogs need toys and playtime?

By Lisa Greyson 21-06-23 14:58

Dogs have a peculiar relationship with toys. Some dogs enjoy chasing toys in the garden and others form strong attachments to their toys. Interactive treat toys not only provide playtime but also reward dogs for their problem-solving skills. Some dogs even feel anxious when their toys are being cleaned and can struggle to sleep without […]

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