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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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“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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