HEALTH

Top 3 Facts About Pet Diabetes

Diabetes in dogs is not as uncommon as some may think! Unlike humans, our pets aren’t able to tell us when they’re feeling ill, so it’s our job to know...

HEALTH
Top 3 Facts About Pet Diabetes

Diabetes in dogs is not as uncommon as some may think! Unlike humans, our pets aren’t able to tell us when they’re feeling ill, so it’s our job to know the signs to look out for. If you don’t know...

Posted by bravectosouthafrica - 13 November 2018

DOGS
Bravecto® Tick or Treat this Halloween

It’s the month of spooky stories, pumpkins and costumes, but what will you choose; tick or treat? We’re all familiar with the scary stories that...

DOGS
Tips When Travelling With Your Dog

Packing, hitting the road and venturing to a brand-new adventurous destination - what’s not to love about family getaways? Family getaways are even more special...

HEALTH
Keeping Your Old Dog Happy And Healthy

There’s a reason why they call it the golden years. Yes, your senior dog might not be the young puppy from when he first became...

Fleas
Protect Your Home From A Flea Infestation

Now that the warmer weather is officially upon us, fleas have also, unfortunately, become more prevalent. Although fleas tend to stick it out all year...

HEALTH
MSD Animal Health aids to help eliminate rabies

HEALTH
Dog allergies and What You Need to Know

It’s officially spring time! Gone are the gloomy days and out comes the sunshine, flowers and a whole lot of fresh, new energy. We’re pretty...

Protection
Flowers Your Dog Should Avoid

What comes to mind when you think of spring? Flowers! The days seem brighter and the mood feels lighter, all because of the beautiful blossoms...

HEALTH
Identifying rabies in your dog

With the excitement of spring in full bloom, you might be remiss to forget that on the 28th of September, it’s World Rabies Day. Although...

DOGS
Picnics with your best friend

Bring on the snacks, because it’s time for a dog picnic! Pack all your goodies in a basket, grab the biggest blanket you can find,...

DOGS
10 Dog Breeds & Where they Originate From

Every fur-kid has personality traits that are unique, interesting, adorable and sometimes, a little odd. There comes a time in every dog owner’s life where...

DOGS
10 Tips To Socialise Your Puppy

Tip One: Vaccination vs socialisation Young pups are extra susceptible to diseases before their immune systems are fully effective. However, keeping your puppy isolated until...

DOGS
Puppy Proofing your Home

Topics covered in this article: Keep the trash at a safe distance A designated puppy-pad Cover cords and electronics Store away any harmful chemicals Set...

DOGS
Protecting Your Puppy: Vaccination

Vaccinations aren’t an option, but rather a necessity. As soon as your puppy is weaned, it’s important that they don’t mix with other dogs or...

Dog Activities
Women’s Day With Your Best Friend

Who said dogs are a “man’s best friend”? Celebrate Women’s Day in style with these fun activities you can do, without having to leave your...

Dog Treats
The Best Homemade Dog Treats

Everybody loves the smell of freshly baked goods filling up the house, especially your dog. Now, your fur- kid can also appreciate your baking skills...

Dog Entertainment
Top 5 Dog Movies For Your Best Friend

Nothing beats cuddles on the couch with your champion of a furry best friend. World Dog Day is around the corner, and there’s still a...

Dog Health
Keeping Your Pet Warm And Healthy

Winter in sunny South Africa doesn’t always feel like much to worry about regarding temperature. We still enjoy relatively sunny days as well as the...

DOGS
Winter Tips For a Healthy Dog

Topics covered in this article: Find the balance Keep to the routine Keep exercising Keep their coat healthy Stay hydrated Boost their immune systems Along...

DOGS
Combat cabin fever for the entire family

Topics covered in this article: Go for a brisk walk Enrol in classes Playtime Take a hike Out to eat Road trip Bake cookies Everyone...

SILENT KILLERS
Managing Mange And Mites In Your Dog

Adding a new member to the family is an exciting and special time for everyone. As soon as you hold the little ball of fluff...

Blood Donor Dogs
Animals Need The Gift Of Life Too!

The 14th of June is World Blood Donor Day, and to celebrate this important day, Dr Mats Abatzidis shares his insight on the topic. Sometimes...

DOGS
Keeping my dog safe from nicotine poisoning

Dogs are our best furry friends and unfortunately, they don’t always understand that certain things will hurt them. Luckily, however, we can help them stay...

DOGS
How To Help Your Dog De-Stress

Topics covered in this article: Exercise A variety of toys Gentle dog massage A steady routine Ignore him Ask your veterinarian Just like us, dogs...

DOGS
Consequences of obesity in dogs

Topics covered in this article: Breathing and heart problems Subclinical conditions Quantity and quality of life Arthritis Digestive disorders Heat intolerance Decreased liver function Dogs...

SILENT KILLERS TICKS ON DOGS
Keeping Your Dog Safe From Hypertension

The month of May marks the start of winter, and with the cooler weather on our doorsteps, we're all about keeping you and your dog...

DOGS
How to Deal with an Overexcited Dog

Topics covered in this article: True hyperactive dogs How to calm your dog Dogs are known for being full of life and energy and tend...

DOGS
My Dog can’t play fetch. What do I do?

Playing fetch is a great way for your dog to have fun and exercise too. But, what if you initiate a game of fetch, throw...

DOGS
Signs that your dog’s depressed

Topics covered in this article: Appetite Changes Change in their Sleeping Routine General loss of interest Excessive Licking Avoidance What to do when your dog...

DOGS
Dog-Friendly South African Camping Spots

South Africa is known for its beautiful and scenic camping spots. You should be able to experience camping with the whole family – including your...

DOGS
Best Types of Play for Different Breeds

Ultimately, every dog has a unique personality, and as you get to know him/her better, you will learn to see which games your dog prefers...

HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Dog Games – Exercise This World Health Day

With World Health Day on the 7th of April, we've been thinking about what this "picture of health" entails, besides protecting your dog from ticks...

Doggy day-care
How to find the right doggy day-care.

Topics covered in this article: 1. Have your dog’s medical history ready 2. Check their safety certifications 3. Group Size 4. Caregiver Qualifications 5. How...

TICK AND FLEA PROTECTION
Alternative treats to give your dog

Topics covered in this article: Chocolate Alternatives for Dogs Carob Frozen Sardines Cabbage Brown Rice Quinoa Red Peppers Cauliflower Chocolate Alternatives for Dogs As we...

TICK AND FLEA PROTECTION
Activities for you and your dog

Topics covered in this article: 1. Go on an Easter Picnic 2. Day Trips 3. A special treat 4. An Easter Picnic 1. Go on...

TICK AND FLEA PROTECTION
Dog-Friendly Easter Egg Hunt

Topics covered in this article: The do’s and don’ts Separate Hunts Plastic Eggs Strong scents Account for all the eggs The do’s and don’ts You...

TICK AND FLEA PROTECTION
How To Avoid Tick Fever This Easter

So, it happened. A tick bit your dog, and even though you hoped it wasn’t what you thought it was – it most definitely was...

Ticks
Where To Look For Ticks On Your Dog

Making use of their nifty heat sensors, ticks can sense their next victim when in close proximity. Ticks need their host to survive, so they...

Ticks
Facts on The Life Cycle of a Tick

Phase 1 The female tick lays the eggs. The eggs vary from 2 000 to 18 000. The male tick dies immediately after he has mated, whereas...

Ticks
What do I do if I find a tick on myself?

First of all, don’t panic. Secondly, don’t just scratch it off. It is also crucial to remember not to pinch, squeeze or crush the body...

TICKS ON DOGS
6 Signs your Dog has Ticks

Before looking out for signs in your dog should your dog have ticks, it is important to have general and frequent routine checkups to ensure...

FLEAS ON DOGS
5 Tricks Your Dog Needs To Know

Topics covered in this article: 1. Shake Hands 2. Fetch 3. Roll Over 4. Sit Pretty 5. Hug 1. Shake Hands The “Shake Hands” trick...

FLEAS ON DOGS
Are you ready for a new puppy?

You should ask yourself these questions before you take the leap! Topics covered in this article: Can You Commit? Will Your Pet Fit Your Lifestyle?...

FLEAS ON DOGS
5 Essentials for travelling with your dog

Topics covered in this article: Food and water Tags Collar and leashes Entertainment Vaccination Records Food and water Remember to pack your furry friend’s favourite...

FLEAS ON DOGS
Awesome and Easy DIY Toys for your Dog

Topics covered in this article: 1. Plastic Bottle Dog Toy 2. Rope and Tennis Ball Toy 3. Braided T-Shirt Dog Toy 4. Interactive Tennis Ball...

FLEAS ON DOGS
Dog-friendly Hikes and Walks in South Africa

Topics covered in this article: Kranskloof, Magaliesberg Newlands Forest, Cape Town Huddle Park Golf and Recreation, Johannesburg Constantia Nek, Cape Town Buffalo Gorge, Middleburg Umhlanga...

FLEAS ON DOGS
New Year, New Me, and no dog Fleas

That’s right, it’s 2018 and a brand new year is here! Hopefully, at this point, you’ve made your relevant resolutions, and you’re going strong. At...