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Natural treatment for atopic dermatitis in pets

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Natural treatment for atopic dermatitis in pets

It is an allergic reaction to pollen and house dust and could also derive from ingested substances. It is extremely itchy and makes a pets life miserable. Symptoms are red, itchy and allergic skin.

But a natural treatment had now been scientifically proved to treat this condition. With antihistamines and steroids there are many side-effects, but with Cannabis Oil (CBD), there is no such negative outcomes.

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“People” foods that are healthy for dogs

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“People” foods that are healthy for dogs

Dogs love human snacks and foods, but most is not good for them. However, there are certain foods which have many benefits for our furry children which can provide variety to their diet and give a nutritional boost as well. It should however be remembered, that moderation is key and should not exceed more than 25% of the dog’s weekly calorie requirement.

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Toxic plants for pets

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Toxic plants for pets

A list of the more general toxic plants in your garden or which may be kept in your house. It affects dogs and cats.

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Strange behaviour – a sign of something wrong?

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Strange behaviour – a sign of something wrong?

Pet owners love to regale others with interesting anecdotes of the cute and quirky behaviourisms of their fur kids. While most could be put down to simple antics to get your attention or to obtain a treat, sometimes there is a little more behind their strange mannerisms.

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‘Tis almost Christmas and time to spoil the fur kids more than usual

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‘Tis almost Christmas and time to spoil the fur kids more than usual

South African (SA) pet owners may be lagging far behind the global spend for their fur kids but it is still a Pa(w)rty out there for many cats and dogs.

While Americans forked out almost USD 3 billion in 2018 on their beloved pets, statistics for SA are a bit harder to come by. However, two years ago, R5 billion was spent on pet food alone in the country.

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