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Should You Leave the Water Bowl Down for Your Dog All Day?

Should You Leave the Water Bowl Down for Your Dog All Day?

While it’s true that every animal needs water to survive, there are some animals, like the koala, sand cat, and kangaroo rat, that can go their entire lives without drinking a drop of the stuff because they get all their hydration from their food. Dogs, on the other hand, are not one of these creatures. […]

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POSTED BY Alex Benade IN Health ON March 20, 2019


I Found A Lump On My Animal’s Skin. Is It Cancer?

I Found A Lump On My Animal’s Skin. Is It Cancer?

Finding a lump or a bump in your pet which you have never noticed before, can cause serious worry for pet owners. There are all sorts of growths that can occur on or under your pet’s skin. Each of these is worthy of examination by your veterinarian. When visiting your vet, after you’ve noticed a […]

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POSTED BY Dom IN Health ON February 8, 2019


SA Sees Growing Trend Of Robbers Poisoning Pets Before Striking

SA Sees Growing Trend Of Robbers Poisoning Pets Before Striking

More and more animals are being poisoned with illegally obtained poisons in South Africa, says the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NSPCA). The NSPCA says poisoning is arguably the most cruel and inhumane way to kill an animal. Aldicarb (also known as two-step or Temik) is the most common poison used […]

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POSTED BY Dom IN Featured, Health ON February 7, 2019


Does Your Dog Have A Healthy Coat And Skin?

Does Your Dog Have A Healthy Coat And Skin?

The state of your dog’s skin and coat can give you a good idea of his or her general health. In terms of skin, supple and clear skin is healthy, while greasy, flaky and bumpy skin is worrisome. When it comes to the coat, a smooth and shiny coat is ideal, but a coarse, brittle […]

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POSTED BY Pawsible Staff IN Health ON January 30, 2019


Top Dog Diseases To Be Aware Of In South Africa

Top Dog Diseases To Be Aware Of In South Africa

If a dog has a particular kind of disease, how would you as the pet owner respond to this situation? The average lifespan of dogs in today’s generation is between 10 to 15 years. It would be shorter for small breeds, while large breeds could last a long time. Their life depends on how you […]

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POSTED BY Pawsible Staff IN Health ON January 25, 2019


Why Is My Dog Overweight?

Why Is My Dog Overweight?

Most people, at some point in time, struggle to shed some extra weight. Obesity in humans has reached epidemic proportions and in a study released two years ago, South Africans were classified as the third fattest people on earth. Worse than this, is the fact that obesity in pets is following this trend and fast […]

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POSTED BY Dom IN Health ON January 24, 2019


Tips To Protect Your Pets From The Heat

Tips To Protect Your Pets From The Heat

When days grow hot, many of us are only too grateful for cool, air-conditioned offices. But back home, our pets might not be as happy. Animals in the wild have learnt to adapt to the seasons but our companion animals rely heavily on us to ensure their day is as comfortable as ours. Naturally, our […]

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POSTED BY Pawsible Staff IN Health ON January 22, 2019


Put A Stop To The Destruction Of Puppy Teething

Put A Stop To The Destruction Of Puppy Teething

Many dog lovers decide to get puppies without realizing how much work they can truly be. A major component to puppy life involves chewing and teething. It can take a full eight months before puppies finish teething and learn that chewing on certain items is not appropriate. From their first teeth to their last, puppies […]

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POSTED BY Pawsible Staff IN Health ON January 5, 2019


Science Explains Why Dogs Live Shorter Lives

Science Explains Why Dogs Live Shorter Lives

Dogs are mammals like humans, and they have a heart, lungs, and all the things you need to survive. Our pet dogs give us so much happiness, but then so much sadness when they die. So why don’t they survive as long as us? We’re mammals. Elephants and whales are mammals. Dogs are mammals. So […]

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POSTED BY Pawsible Staff IN Health ON January 1, 2019