Taking a Stand for Animals: TEARS Cape Town

This week is D-day for the September Dog's Life charity competition. On Friday 28 September 2018 we will reveal which activity is most popular for dogs in the swing of summer as judged by their owners. One of the associated charity's will be walking away with a hamper of necessary goodies for their organisation so voting is crucial! Read More…

What to Look for When Buying a Shih Tzu and Other Toy Breeds

Adam Conrad is a dad of 5 Shih Tzu pups and the creator of Shih Tzu Expert. His passion for helping people in all aspects of dog care flows through in the coverage he provides about dog health issues like Parvo, CDV (Canine Distemper Virus), pet containment systems, dog grooming tools and techniques, and best food for dogs with specific dietary requirements. In his spare time he is an avid scuba diver and a trail runner. What is considered a toy breed? Dogs that are smaller than 10 kilograms and less than 50 centimetres in height, fall into this category. There are dozens of breeds in this category including the Shih Tzu, Maltese, Jack Russell Terrier, Pomeranian, Pug, Dachshund, and the Bichon Frise, to name a few. Read More…

A Dog for Depression?

Dogs are more than humanity’s best friend. Did you know that certain service dogs can be of great help for people dealing with clinical depression?

Dogs are more than humanity’s best friend – they’re indispensable to our lives.  Working dogs come in all shapes and sizes, doing everything from rescuing hurricane victims to guiding visually challenged people through the streets and comforting kids with cancer.

Did you know that certain service dogs are officially recognised by the medical profession as a support for people dealing with clinical depression? Once a qualified mental health professional has diagnosed a human patient with depression, a dog can be ‘prescribed’ as part of the treatment. Read More…

Taking a Stand for Animals: TEARS Cape Town

This is the FINAL day to vote for your summer activity of choice and to support the charity of your liking. This week we profile TEARS, Cape Town. This charity has a long and illustrious history of caring for abandoned, abused and neglected animals, as well as rehoming many. They also carry out other much needed projects in the sphere of animal welfare and we think they do a fantastic job! Read on to get a peek inside this pro-quality-of-life charity. Read More…

Things to do with Dogs in South Africa

We at Dog’s Life are always doing our best to ensure that you get top tips and relevant information to make life with your pet the absolute best it can be. And we know that going out an about with your pet can be challenging in the city.
Here we round up how to spend a day with your precious pooch, doing all you want to do and still getting to see friends and loved ones. Get ready for some howlingly good fun! Read More…