Rehoming a pet

As much as we’d love to live in a world where all pets, adopted or bought, are loved and cared for until their final days – as should be the intention when deciding to care for a pet – the unfortunate reality is that there are instances where pets need to be rehomed, whether it...

Finding a lost pet

Although most pet owners will take every precaution to ensure their pets remain safely confined within their property, some cunning adventurers still manage to break free. Losing a pet is extremely distressing for the owner and can create a very unsafe situation for the pet, who...

To spay and neuter or not

Gone are the days of allowing pets to “just have 1 litter. For the kids.” The harsh reality is that overpopulation, across the globe, is a very real issue. In fact, we’re already in crisis mode. Rescue centers are bursting at the seams and the number of unwanted pets grows daily....

The best start for a new pet kitten

As with puppies, setting your new kitten up for a happy co-existence with its new family is largely dependent on the initial welcome and introduction to its new home. Be well prepared by following these 10 suggestions to bringing a new kitten into its new home:   Before your...

Royal Canin assists with launch of Soweto’s first pet shop

On Saturday, 8 October 2017, Royal Canin South Africa, along with associated Mars Petcare brands Pedigree® and Whiskas®, partnered with the Soweto Animal Rescue and Advisory Centre (SARAC) and the first pet shop in Soweto, Paws Pet Shop

Bringing a new puppy home – giving him the best start

It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of bringing home a new puppy, but to ensure you’re giving your pup the best start to its new life it’s best to be well prepared from the second the new family member enters your home. Here are 10 tips to making the transition an easy...

The unfortunate consequences of removing a pet from its mother too soon

The excitement of getting a new puppy or kitten doesn’t seem to waiver even as you get older. Few are immune to the cute factor, and the younger the pet the more overwhelming the emotion felt. Even so, the Pet Food Industry Association of Southern Africa (PFI) encourages...

Choosing the right pet

So, you’ve made the decision to adopt a pet – good for you! Now, it’s just a case of choosing the right pet to suit your lifestyle and circumstances – an important decision all of its own! All too often we see pets being neglected or given up for adoption because they are...

How to responsibly treat your pet

What would life be without delicious food and tasty treats? Whether an emotional eater or health conscious occasional treater, everyone can relate to the joys of stepping outside of a strict diet. And boy do we want to share the pleasures with our pets, but before you go...

First aid no substitute for veterinary care, says Royal Canin®, but it may save a pet’s life

Pet first aid is a critical part of responsible pet ownership. Every pet owner should be familiar with basic first aid in emergency situations. But, says dog and cat health nutrition manufacturer and distributor, Royal Canin®, first aid should be immediately followed by a visit...