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PUPPY AND KITTEN FUN CHECKLIST

  We’ve written before on the subject of “Must Haves” for new puppy- or kitten-parents, so this puppy and kitty season, we’ve decided to focus on FUN!!  If you’ve missed our previous articles on this and many other pet care topics, check out the Blog tab on the Twisted Whiskers website. Besides the fundamental life-supporting…
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TIME TO GET OFF THE NO-GRAIN TRAIN?

  In recent years, we’ve seen a growing trend with regards to pet parents seeking out grain-free, “boutique”, home-cooked or raw diet options for their dogs and cats.  While this may sound like a good idea since grains did not make up part of our pets’ ancestors’ diets in the wild, is it really a…
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YOUR VET: ALL ABOUT “THE COLOUR OF MONEY”? OR A TRUE “TOP GUN”?

  Taking an unwell pet to the vet is always stressful for a pet parent.  The possibility of a scary diagnosis weighs heavily and there is usually the added concern about the bill for the treatment.  The availability of pet medical insurance has made it possible for pet owners to easily provide their pets with…
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GROOMING ESTABLISHMENTS – GREAT, GRIMY OR JUST PLAIN GRIM?

  You have a pet whose coat needs regular professional attention.  With so many options available in terms of parlours, mobiles or one-man-shows, how does one pick a good groomer?  Twisted Whiskers’ handy checklist gives you all the boxes that need to be ticked by the business or person who takes care of your baby’s…
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HAPPY TUM OR A RUMBLE DOWNUNDER? THE FULL SCOOP ON PET POOP.

  A pet’s toilet troubles can send the most stoic owner into a tail-spin. Not just because of the discomfort and distress these cause our fur-babies, but because it means someone has to manage the … er… fallout.  Twisted Whiskers has put together a handy guide to the most common causes of upset tummies and…
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OH BE-HAAAAVE! TOP 3 RULES OF ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR…FOR HUMANS.

  Animal Behaviourists tend to be called in as a last resort, often when a pet has become aggressive or unmanageable, or when the relationship between pet and family (or other animals in the home) has broken down completely.  At this point, a lot of hard work is required to get everybody on track and,…
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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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