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Justin Bieber – Stars...

Justin Bieber – Stars and their Pets

Justin Bieber, the 21-year old pop star, took to Instagram recently to introduce the world to Phil, his adorable Labrador puppy.

Kylie Jenner – Stars ...

Kylie Jenner – Stars and their Pets

Anyone who follows the youngest of the Kardashian – Jenner extended family on social media will know about her beautiful Italian greyhound dogs called Norman and Bambi. After being accused of underfeeding the pups, Kylie revealed her pampered pooches eat a strictly organic diet and drink only filtered water

How to teach your Puppy not...

How to teach your Puppy not to chew

Ok, you got your new puppy, brought him/her home and after a few minutes your puppy is up to mischief. Basically, the purpose of this article ‘How to teach your Puppy not to chew’ hopefully will give you some solutions to the missing socks, chewed slippers etc. Puppies use their sense of taste just as children […]

GPS Trackers for Dogs

GPS Trackers for Dogs

At some stage during the lifetime of a dog, they invariably will get lost somewhere. The experience of losing a dog is more stressful for the owners than the dog usually. Utilizing GPS Trackers for Dogs is an excellent way of keeping tabs on your pooch! This is how GPS Trackers for Dogs work : […]

Cocker Spaniel – Dog ...

Cocker Spaniel – Dog Breed

The Cocker Spaniel – Dog Breed is the smallest member of the Sporting Group (Cocker Spaniels were originally bred as hunting dogs in the UK). They have a firm, compact body shape with a cleanly shaped and refined head. In essence they are well proportioned for their size. There are two breeds of Cocker Spaniels […]

Pug – Dog Breed

Pug – Dog Breed

The Pug as a dog breed is a very popular choice for many. The Pug characteristics are mainly that they have a wrinkled face with short muzzle appearance and generally they have a curled tail. Pugs also have fine hair that has a gloss coat effect. They also can be found with various colours such as silver, […]

Dog Photo Gallery

Dog Photo Gallery

There are many breeds of dogs in the world today, and beneath are just a short selection from our Dog Photo Gallery. Please also take the time to explore the many articles we have about Dogs. We cover serious topics such as Dog Health, Dog Training and not so serious like Dog FAQ’s! We also […]

Bird Photo Gallery

Bird Photo Gallery

There are many species of birds in the world today, and beneath are just a short selection that form our Bird Photo Gallery. There are of course many more bird breeds that we could include in this gallery and please check back as we will be adding more photo’s over time. If you have any photo’s of […]

Chickens / Ducks

Chickens / Ducks

Chickens or Ducks are not what you would normally consider but these can make fantastic pets, providing you have the right set-up and zoning to keep them. Both can be very engaging, friendly and entertaining – and will “earn their keep” by providing eggs and pest control for your garden. They can be easily tamed […]

Lovebirds

Lovebirds

Lovebirds are so named because of their habit of sitting in pairs and preening each other, these sweet-natured and friendly birds make great pets. They are hardy creatures which can tolerate extreme temperatures, especially cold weather and they are busy and active birds which love company, so need to be kept in pairs.

Canaries

Canaries

Canaries are valued for their wonderful song, these little birds make great pets for people that enjoy music. They come in a wide variety of colours, although the yellow canary is perhaps the most commonly seen. Although these birds cannot be held or petted like many parrot species, they are a rewarding and easy species […]

Finches

Finches

Finches are delicate little birds that come in a variety of beautiful colours and patterns, with perhaps the Zebra finch being the most common. They need to be surrounded by their own kind and should at least be kept in pairs. Their care is undemanding and they will make friendly, cheeky, merry little companions. Particularly […]

Parrots

Parrots

Parrots are very popular and incredibly beautiful and also make good pet birds, having an inquisitive and quite talkative nature. They are very social birds and require much stimulation to remain happy and healthy. Males and females are strikingly different in appearance. Parrots grow to around 35cm, are considered very active during the day and […]

Cockatiels

Cockatiels

Cockatiels are known for their distinctive yellow heads and bright red cheek spots and these medium sized birds make lovable pets. They are very playful and love to climb, so a variety of swings, ladders and ropes in its cage should be provided. In the wild, cockatiels live in large flocks and mate for life […]

Doves and Pigeons

Doves and Pigeons

Doves and Pigeons actually make excellent pets. They are attractive, quiet, unobtrusive, have a calming, gentle voice, are fairly easy to tame, generally healthy and hardy, active but not demanding, require little maintenance and are usually inexpensive. They are easy to breed and make excellent parents. The main difference between doves and pigeons is based […]

Budgies

Budgies

Budgies (or Budgerigars) are friendly, quickly tamed, curious and sociable so it is no surprise that they are the most popular of all domestic birds worldwide. They make a pleasant chirping sound and can learn to imitate speech. Easy to care and maintain, they make great pets – particularly for older children who have the […]

Training Finches

Training Finches

Finches are delicate little birds that come in a variety of beautiful colours and patterns, with perhaps the Zebra finch being the most common. For Training Finches, they need to be surrounded by their own kind and should at least be kept in pairs. Their care is undemanding and they will make friendly, cheeky, merry […]

Training Parrots

Training Parrots

Training Parrots can be a long difficult process. Although Parrots are incredibly beautiful and make good pet birds, having an inquisitive and quite talkative nature. They are fairly social birds and require much stimulation to remain happy and healthy. Males and female Parrots are strikingly different in appearance. Parrots grow to around 35cm, are active […]

Training Cockatiels

Training Cockatiels

Cockatiels are known for their distinctive yellow heads and bright red cheek spots and these medium sized birds make lovable pets. Training Cockatiels to do as canaries or budgies is very difficult but specialist books are available. They are very playful and love to climb, so a variety of swings, ladders and ropes in its […]

Training Doves and Pigeons

Training Doves and Pigeons

Training Doves and Pigeons is great fun and they actually make excellent pets. They are attractive, quiet, unobtrusive, have a calming, gentle voice, are fairly easy to tame, generally healthy and hardy, active but not demanding, require little maintenance and are usually inexpensive. They are easy to breed and make excellent parents. The main difference […]

Training Budgies

Training Budgies

Budgies (or Budgerigars) are friendly, quickly tamed, curious and sociable so it is no surprise that they are the most popular of all domestic birds worldwide. For Training Budgies, they make a pleasant chirping sound and can learn to imitate speech. Budgies are easy to care for and maintain. They make great pets – particularly for […]

Should I get a pet bird?

Should I get a pet bird?

If you want a pet that is not your typical four legged furry companion, then a pet bird might just be perfect for you. Not only are they fascinating, with their beautiful plumage and delightful song but they can provide hours of entertainment and affection for the whole family. For children, a pet bird can […]

Cat Photo Gallery

Cat Photo Gallery

We hope you enjoy our Cat Photo Gallery that we have compiled for you. There are many breeds of cats in the world today, and beneath are just a short selection with photographs.

Popular Cat Names

Popular Cat Names

We have compiled a list of Popular Cat Names for both male/female cats here in alphabetical order. Click on a Letter from the alphabetical list beneath to see cat names starting with that letter or alternatively scroll down for a complete list. top A | B | C | D | E | F | […]

Popular Cat Breeds

Popular Cat Breeds

We have compiled a listing of Popular Cat Breeds and there are more than 40 breeds of domestic cats listed here alone! Generally cats are classified into three groups according to the length of their hair (short, medium or long).   A | B | C | D | E | F | G | […]

Training your Cat

Training your Cat

Although cats are independent by nature they are highly intelligent and Training your Cat to show desirable behaviour rather than undesirable behaviour can be achieved over a short period of time. To discourage a cat from scratching furniture, provide a scratching post for your cat. If the cat scratches the furniture give out to the […]

Cat Grooming

Cat Grooming

Cat Grooming can be done by specialists but a lot of people prefer to do it themselves at home. Also, don’t forget that Cats spend a great deal of time grooming themselves but long haired cats require brushing and combing several times per week. Pay particular attention to the cats underline and tail areas. Grooming […]

Dental Hygiene for Cats

Dental Hygiene for Cats

Dental Hygiene for Cats is just as important as it is for most other pets. Clean teeth are important for healthy gums and a fresh breath. Some cats’ teeth need more attention than others. Ask your veterinarian for the best approach for your cat. It may be a regular check up and cleaning or feeding […]

Cat Health Care

Cat Health Care

Cats are hardy animals but require a few precautions to ensure they remain healthy and their Cat Health Care is being taken care of. When you purchase your cat ask for its vaccination certificate which will be signed by a veterinarian. If your cat or kitten has had no previous vaccinations or if you are […]

Healthy Feeding for your Ca...

Healthy Feeding for your Cat

To maintain your cats health and well being it must have a balanced diet. Contrary to popular belief, meat alone is not sufficient for cats. Cats and kittens fed on an all meat diet will develop nutritional deficiencies and growth problems. The most reliable and convenient way to provide a balanced and palatable diet is […]

About Puppies

About Puppies

Puppies do not need to be difficult or stressful. Dog training is something magical and fulfilling for both you and your dog. Puppy training is a wonderful way to further develop the natural bond between humans and dogs. A trained puppy is a well balanced content and happy dog. From the German Sheperd to the […]

Popular Dog Breeds

Popular Dog Breeds

Beneath are an alphabetical list of common dog breeds. A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | R | S | T | W | Y A Affenpinscher Afghan Hound Airedale […]

Dog Flu

Dog Flu

Much like the human form, dog flu is a highly infectious virus induced disease with the propensity to cause great harm to your dog. It is an emerging disease that shares a variety of similarities with the equine flu, so there is a possibility that it actually developed first in horses. Dog Flu Symptoms: The […]

Cushings disease in dogs

Cushings disease in dogs

Cushings disease in dogs is a terrible infliction that usually affects older dogs. Quite often it can be mistaken for the dog’s natural aging process, due to similar symptoms. While Cushings is the common name for the disorder, a more accurate medical term is actually hyperadrenocorticism, so if your veterinarian gives a diagnosis with that […]

Dog Cancer

Dog Cancer

Just like in humans, cancer in dogs is a very serious condition which can seriously impact the life of both the pet and its owner. There are several treatment options available depending on the nature and severity of the dog cancer, and often a combination of conventional and alternative therapies can be the most effective. […]

Dog Liver disease

Dog Liver disease

Dog liver disease is among the top five leading causes of non-accidental death in dogs and as such should be taken very seriously. The liver is responsible for a number of essential bodily functions, and if it is compromised in any way your dog’s overall health is in jeopardy. Among the liver’s many responsibilities are […]

Dog Aggression

Dog Aggression

Dog Aggression is a very common problem facing millions of pet owners, and can be due to any number of genetic and environmental issues. Certain breeds are inherently more aggressive than others, but living conditions, abusive treatment, isolation and other factors can play a role in exacerbating the situation. Aggressive behaviour in dogs can emerge […]

Dog Distemper

Dog Distemper

Dog distemper is a very serious viral disease which usually affects puppies between the ages of three and six months, and elderly or infirmed dogs and other animals. Distemper in dogs is highly contagious and caused by airborne exposure to respiratory secretions of animals infected by the virus. It can be lethal without treatment, attacking […]

Kennel Cough in Dogs

Kennel Cough in Dogs

When a dog is exposed to poorly ventilated areas, overcrowding, cigarette smoke or large amounts of dust, its respiratory system can become infected. This can lead to a severe, dry hacking cough which is similar to chest colds that we may suffer. How to cure Kennel Cough in Dogs : Antibiotics are often administered as […]

Arthritis in Dogs

Arthritis in Dogs

Arthritis in dogs is a debilitating condition affecting one in five adult dogs and marked by painful joint inflammation. The most common form is osteoarthritis which involves the degeneration of cartilage and bone. The onset of dog arthritis can be due to a number of factors, including injury, obesity, genetic predisposition and poor nutrition. Some […]

Dog diabetes

Dog diabetes

Dog diabetes presents the same complications as the disease does in humans, and as such it is important to learn the best ways to manage the condition in your dog. Diabetes is a chronic condition whereby the body is unable to properly breakdown and utilise glucose, causing damage to tissues and organs. This is due […]

Dry skin in Dogs

Dry skin in Dogs

Dog dry skin is quite common, and occurs more often during colder months due to exposure to heat indoors. Winter is also a time when we experience dry hands and feet, and as such we require extra treatment during this time to keep our skin moist and healthy. There are several steps you can take […]

Constipation in Dogs

Constipation in Dogs

Constipation in dogs (as in humans) is usually due to dietary issues, where something your pet is (or is not eating) is causing the problem but there could be other reasons as well. A lack of fibre in the diet can lead to dog constipation, as well as a lack of fresh drinking water. Ingested […]

Popular Dog Health Issues

Popular Dog Health Issues

Like their owners, Dogs can suffer from a variety of Popular Dog Health Issues. Exposure to a number of these illnesses can be reduced greatly by taking good care of your pet with regular exercise, healthy diet and good pet hygiene. However, some medical conditions arise from genetics or old age and are more serious […]

Dog Kennels

Dog Kennels

Putting a dog into Dog Kennels does not need to be a difficult task or stressful event. A break from each other is something magical and fulfilling for both you and your dog. Dog Kennels are a wonderful way to further develop the natural bond between humans and dogs. From the German Sheperd to the Border Collie, […]

What kind of dog is benji?

What kind of dog is benji?

Benji is the name given to a dog who starred in several movies from 1974 through the 2000s, and is also the title of the first film in the series. His character is a small, lovable mixed-breed dog with the skill of being in the right place at the right time, usually helping a person […]

How to reward your dog for ...

How to reward your dog for good behaviour?

To reward your dog for good behaviour basically it involves anything that you know that the dog likes. Be careful not to make the reward something big that you cannot repeat everytime your dog is good. Simple ways to reward your dog for good behaviour include: Favourite Food – If you know your Dog loves a particular […]

How to get a dog to mount y...

How to get a dog to mount you?

If you are a female dog then probably you will have to do very little for this natural process to occur every two months. However, dogs cannot read and we are not interested in promoting dog mounting techniques that involve humans. The reason why a dog would attempt to mount a human usually stems from their […]

Can you get laser eye treat...

Can you get laser eye treatment for dogs?

One of the most serious eye conditions in dogs is glaucoma. Glaucoma affects thousands of dogs globally across a range of breeds every year. Not only is it very painful, but will lead to blindness. It can affect one or both eyes, and is the result of a build up of pressure in the eye. […]

How high can a dog jump?

How high can a dog jump?

The world record for the highest jump cleared by a dog is 172.7 cm (68 inches), achieved by Cindy, a greyhound owned by Kathleen Conroy and Kate Long (both USA) of Miami, Florida, USA. This record was set at the Purina Dog Chow Incredible Dog Challenge show, Gray Summit, Missouri, USA on 7th October 2006. She […]