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Why Training Your Puppy Really Matters

Posted 16 Feb 2017

Becoming a dog owner for the first time is exciting. But where do you begin to train your new pup and get them used to the big wide world? So many problems occur because puppy socialisation has gone wrong. Did you know that a frightening statistic revealed that more dogs are put to sleep because of behavioural problems under the age of two than dying from diseases? But don’t be put off. This ca... Read more

Why a Spay Could Save Your Pet's Day

Posted 15 Feb 2017

The 28th of February marks the 23rd annual World Spay Day, an annual campaign that aims to encourage pet owners to save animals lives by neutering companion animals and feral cats. Launched in 1995 by the Doris Day Animal League, World Spay Day has been recognised by nearly 70 countries, shining a light on the power of affordable, accessible spay and neuter to save the lives of animals that may... Read more

6 Ways to be the Perfect Pet Parent

Posted 09 Feb 2017

Did you know that February is “Responsible Pet Owners” month? Having a pet is an incredibly rewarding experience, but with it comes a lot of responsibility. So, with this month being the time to brush up on your pet parenting skills, we thought it would be a good opportunity to highlight six ways you can become the best pet parent that you can be. Invest in your pet’s health Owning a pet requir... Read more

Rhino Icon Thandi Gives Birth to Her Second Calf

Posted 01 Feb 2017

Thandi became a global anti-poaching icon after she survived having her horn hacked off five years ago. So when her two-year-old calf, Thembi, stepped out without her mummy, everyone at Kariega Game Reserve became a little anxious and worried – they thought Thandi had been hit a second time by poachers.  Then something magical happened. We caught up with our Medivet Saving the Rhino Project Co... Read more

Mickey's Miracle: Learning to Walk Again

Posted 17 Jan 2017

Each year, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home open their doors to more than 5,000 dogs and over 3,000 cats. Their vision is for every dog and cat to live in a home where they are treated with love, care and respect. When Battersea’s clinical team were introduced to Mickey – a male German Shorthaired Pointer – with deformed front legs and no owner, they knew they had to give him the chance to walk p... Read more