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JOINT-CARE FOR FURRY SENIOR CITIZENS How to keep your “Golden Oldie” comfy this Winter

  Winter can be a challenging time for anyone with sore, creaky joints but often we don’t realise that our pets are in as much discomfort as humans with arthritis.   How do I know if my pet is in pain? Of course there are the obvious signs:  your pet appears to have difficulty getting…
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HI, HOW DO YOU DO? TOP TIPS FOR INTRODUCING NEW PETS.

  One of the questions we’re most often asked is how to safely introduce a new cat or dog to the existing fur-family.  Although every introduction and settling-in process will be different, depending on the individuals and household, there are some basic principles which should certainly help. PLANNING It isn’t always possible to plan things…
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TO SNIP…

  Despite vets strongly recommending routine sterilisation, there still seems to be some misinformation regarding the spaying and neutering of dogs and cats, leaving some pet parents confused and uncertain.  Even those of you who have shared your homes with sterilised pets before may find there are some things you didn’t know about the process. …
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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: FOR DOGS, SPIRO IS NOT A GREEK TAKE-AWAY RESTAURANT

  In light of the recent disease outbreak scares around SA, Twisted Whiskers has put together a quick reference guide to some of the common, deadly, yet COMPLETELY PREVENTABLE, diseases that may be a threat to our pets in Jo’burg.   DISTEMPER (DOGS) Following an outbreak of distemper in Knysna last year (which quickly moved…
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“HE’S NOT FAT, HE’S JUST FLUFFY!” 5 REASONS YOUR VET IS ALWAYS NAGGING ABOUT WEIGHT.

None of us likes to face the fact that our fur-child is fat.  The scales have crept up, he’s not as active as he used to be, sometimes struggles to join in the family fun… But he’s just chubby (and so adorable) and we love him regardless.  That’s okay, right? Sadly, as with us when…
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PET FOOD – FEASTS, FEARS AND FADS?

The food our pets eat has a critical effect on their health and longevity. But there’s such a confusing array of pet foods available, both in veterinary stores and supermarkets, as well as a host of dietary trends punted on the internet.  How can we possibly know what’s best for our furkid from a nutritional…
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HAPPY NEW YEAR! OUR TOP 4 RESOLUTIONS FOR HAPPIER, HEALTHIER PETS.

It’s that time of the year when we all hit the gym, resolving to eat healthier, work off those Festive Season love-handles, visit our doctor, swallow our vitamins, meditate and whatever else we need to transform us into super-human versions of our former selves.  But what resolutions have we made to ensure the health and…
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CATS VS. DOGS – THROWING THE CAT AMONGST THE POMERANIANS…

 It’s been said that the only thing Dog People and Cat People can agree on is that Bird People are the craziest… But seriously, while some may staunchly favour one type of pet over the other, most pet-lovers are what a well-known US behaviourist calls “bi-pet-ual”, and have a mixed fur family. In the majority…
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IT’S ITCHY AND SCRATCHY SEASON….3 REASONS YOUR PET MIGHT BE UNCOMFORTABLE THIS SUMMER

We may be pleased to welcome the warmer weather after winter, but it unfortunately brings with it a number of factors which can cause your pet to feel itchy and miserable. PARASITES Parasite-control should be a year-round regime, but the summer months take tick, flea, fly and mosquito infestations to another level entirely.  Ensure that…
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COMPLEX ISSUES…. CLOSE-QUARTER LIVING WITH PETS.

The current trend towards moving out of free-standing houses and into complexes and residential estates brings with it a host of benefits, but just as many challenges.  One of the most common “bones of contention” in densely populated communities is the unruly behaviour of pets.  Twisted Whiskers has some ideas on how you and your…
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