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Why your dog licks your face


If your dog licks your face you might think it’s terribly cute; but others might hate the idea. Why do dogs do this, and is there anything you can do to stop it? Dog licks: it’s in their genes Blame evolution! Dog face licking has evolved from the wolf puppy behaviour of licking the mouths […]



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How to soothe an anxious dog


An anxious dog can be difficult to live with but there are things you can do to help calm him/her down. Before you try them though remember you’ll need to be patient, and that punishment never works to alleviate anxiety. In fact, it only makes it worse. Work patiently and kindly and you’ll be amazed […]



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How to cope with pet emergencies


Pet emergencies can be terrifying for pet owners because very few of us know what to do when they happen. Instead, we panic and in our distress, fail to take action fast enough. What is essential is that you get your pet to the vet as soon as you can, and call ahead if possible […]



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How to save money on vet’s bills


We all want to save money on vet’s bills and there are some simple things you can do that will certainly cut costs in the long-term. Here are our top 10 money savers: Do your research So your children want a dog and you want a cat and before you know it, your house is […]



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Why children need pets


Children living with pets are emotionally, psychologically and possibly even physiologically better off than those living without. That’s the conclusion of a wealth of international studies, and personal accounts from parents. “Nothing less than alchemy is involved when animals and children get together, and the resulting magic has healing properties that work well,” wrote psychologist […]



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Choosing a pet for your child


Choosing a pet for a child is not to be taken lightly. There are several important considerations that must be discussed by the family before a pet is adopted. Parental involvement, open discussion, and planning are necessary to help make pet ownership a positive experience for everyone. It is essential that parents carefully consider all […]



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Pet insurance: what you need to know


Pet insurance is one of those out-of-pocket expenses that most pet owners hesitate to commit to. Many see it as a questionable cost so why is it a good idea to consider it? Accidents happen, and pets fall ill no matter how careful or diligent you are. If your pet is insured you will be […]



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And two more donkeys join the EberVet family


We’re big fans of all four-legged creatures which is why we were delighted when Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary offered us another two donkeys to adopt. Welcome to the EberVet family Alice and Blondie! Alice is now 7½ years old and if she had been a working donkey in bad circumstances, would have developed sores, exhaustion and […]



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Why all pets should have annual checkups


Annual checkups may seem unnecessary if your pet looks healthy but there are myriad reasons why they’re essential. And the added bonus: they’re a great cost-saver. Why does my pet need an annual checkup? From birth to the age of 7, all pets should see the vet at least once a year – whether or […]



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Warning signs your pet’s not healthy (or happy)


Warning signs of pain and discomfort aren’t always easy to spot in our pets. Though they are sentient beings that experience the same discomforts we do; cold, heat, hunger and pain they hide their pain far more effectively than humans. That’s because in the wild, an ill or injured animal is vulnerable to attack, so […]



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