Archive for July, 2014


10 Good Reasons Not to Buy a Puppy Over the Internet

The internet has become a super-convenient way to buy almost anything. It is so quick and easy and is accessable at any time of the day or night. Looking for a puppy? Google any breed you can think of and you will find website after website offering advice, breed information and puppies for sale. Tempting? Sure […]

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Could your Dog Become a Therapy Dog?

PAT organises therapeutic visits by pet owners who volunteer to take their pets (mainly dogs) to visit people in hospitals, hospices, retirement homes, frail care facilities, special needs schools residential centres, and a variety of other venues. PAT visits bring company, support, comfort, pleasure, stress relief and stimulation to those living either permanently or temporarily […]

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Study finds ‘life in the old dog’ for pet owners

Dog owners over the age of 65 have fitness levels a decade younger than their biological age, according to a new study. Authors of the research said public health officials should introduce “dog loaning” schemes so more people could benefit from a canine friend. The study of more than 500 pensioners found that those with […]

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Toxic dog food products recalled

Cape Town – Food manufacturer Foodcorp is recalling several of its dry dog food products from supermarket shelves after some were found to be contaminated by toxins. Bobtail, Dogmor, Bonzo and “certain dealer own-brands” manufactured by Foodcorp have reportedly been ordered from the shelves nationally. The contaminated batch could cause vomiting in dogs and low […]

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