What is Pet Insurance?

Pet insurance is essentially medical insurance for pets. It may not be as comprehensive as a medical aid which most South Africans know but pet insurance does offer significant accident and illness benefits to ensure that you can afford private vet care. Pet insurance or pet cover is a short term insurance product that has […]

Age Limits on Pet Insurance Cover

We all want to keep our fur kids happy and healthy till the very end of their life but this is not always possible. The fact is that the health of all animals deteriorate later in life. It is no different for humans, nor is it for pets. These senior health implications means that you […]

Costs of Pet Medical Care (Veterinary Bills)

Pet ownership does come with costs which every responsible pet owner has to bear. Your pet may be happy and healthy but this does not mean that medical care is not necessary. It is not just about injuries and illnesses. There are many costs associated with preventing diseases that a pet owner has to pay […]

How To Transport Your Pet To Another Country

Moving your pet across borders can be quite cumbersome, but if you are emigrating then you would not want to leave a furry member of your family behind. The process for transporting your pet overseas differs and it is largely dependent on the specific rules of the destination country. There are several companies specialising in […]

Kidney Disease in Cats

Kidney disease is much more common amongst cats than people realise.  Studies have showed that 1 in 3 cats suffer from this disease.  There are several reasons a cat can get kidney disease and it is difficult to spot.  Most cats show no signs until the disease is far advanced. Once the signs are present, […]

Kitten Teething: Age Timeline and Signs

A kitten goes through a teething process and will have cycled through two sets of teeth by the time it is 6 months old.  Most kittens go through this process with ease, while some may not handle it as well. Age Timeline Kittens develop their first teeth at around 3 or 4 weeks old.  There […]

Grooming for Cats

When it comes to grooming, most cats will need some kind of grooming.  The kind of grooming will depend on the hair type of your feline friend. Brushing Your Cat Brushing your cat regularly will help reduce the amount of cat hair on your clothes and furniture.  During summer, cats tend to shed more hair […]

Introducing Your New Dog to Your Children

Most kids nag their parents for a dog some time in their childhood.  Kids love dogs and dogs love kids – most of the time. However, the early stages of a child and pet’s relationship can be problematic in some instances.  To ensure a happy relationship, you need to take a few steps before adding […]

Facts about Heartworms and Prevention

What is heartworm? Heartworm is a common disease in dogs and cats which can be deadly if left untreated.  Heartworm disease (dirofilariasis) is caused by a parasite (Dirofilaria immitis). It is transmitted through blood from an infected mosquito.  The mosquito injects the parasite larvae into the animal where it travels via the bloodstream to the […]