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Tips To Keep Your Home From Smelling Like A Kennel!

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Sharing your home with your fur baby can be all kinds of amazing but we can’t deny that with all that love and wet-nosed attention also comes all sorts of weird and not-so-wonderful smells. And, while you love your dog to bits, these smells can often pong up your entire home, especially if you live in a smaller home or flat! But fear not, we’ve put together some great tips and tricks to keep your home, and your pooch, smelling as fresh as a daisy!

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Weird Things Your Dog Eats: The good, the bad, and the healthy!

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Being the a proud pet parent to a fuzzy pooch can be a joy but that doesn’t mean that it’s all sunshine and daisies. If you have a dog then you no doubt have witnessed your pup licking or eating something super weird, and you probably still don’t know why they do it! From their own poop to vomit, grass, and so much more, we take a look at the weird things your dog eats and whether or not they’re healthy or should be avoided.

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10 things all dog owners do but would never admit to!

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We all know that dog parents have a deep emotional bond with their furry children but sadly the non-dog-obsessed don’t always understand this bond so we tend to keep our sometimes unusual doggy interactions under wraps. While some of our alone time with our dogs is super normal - belly rubs, long walks on the beach, and plenty of playtime - others could be misconstrued as a little, shall we say, odd. Here are 10 things all dog owners do but probably wouldn’t admit to!

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Wrap Up Your Pooch in Warm Capes, Coats and Jerseys This Winter!

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While your dog might not necessarily be looking forward to winter he can look forward to wrapping up in the comfiest capes, jerseys, and coats around. Of course, dressing your dog up in the cutest winter wear might be loads of fun for you, but for your dog they’re merely excited about the extra layers that will be keeping them warm and snug when the winter chill sets in. So, when you’re choosing your pup’s winter wardrobe make sure that you choose something that is really going to keep them warm and not only up their cute factor.

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5 things your dog is trying to tell you

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We all like to believe that our dogs are emotional beings but often they are much simpler than their human companions. Let’s face it, our pet pooches are mostly motivated by basics like food, water, and stimulation or exercise. But, ask any dog owner and they will tell you that companionship is also a huge part in determining a dog’s happiness and no one is a more loved companion than their human parents.

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10 Tips for having a dog when you live in a flat

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So you want to adopt a dog but you live in an apartment or flat with no access to a yard? Not ideal! But, fear not, because having limited space doesn’t mean you can’t or shouldn’t have a dog. In fact, living in a flat with a dog can encourage you to get creative and spend more quality time with your pet pooch. Here are
10 tips for having a dog when you live in a flat.

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10 Places To Go On an Adventure with Your Dog in Cape Town and Joburg!

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If you and your pup are the adventurous types then we're sure you're always on the lookout for new and exciting places to visit together. Of course, not everyone is as dog crazy as we are so it can be a struggle to find places that will welcome both you and your pooch for a day out.

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How to puppy-proof your car

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Everyone loves taking their dogs on a joy ride or two in the car and for some of us leaving home without our pet pooch is a definite no-no. But, if you've just adopted a new puppy then chances are you haven't yet realised the havoc one small dog can wreak on the interior of your car.

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Top 5 apps every pet owner needs

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While your phone might be full of apps designed to make your life easier, have you ever thought about downloading a few just for your pup? Believe it or not, there are loads of super useful apps out there designed just for dog owners who need a little helping hand. Here are our top 5 must-download apps for pet owners - they are all designed to make your daily tasks as a pet owner so much easier!

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Top 5 Trends for Dogs in 2016

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You know what they say; “New Year, new you” … and the same applies to your pet pooch! 2016 brings with it a bunch of new trends for you and your dog to enjoy and we’ve rounded up the top looks fashion forward pets will be coveting in 2016. From denim to bandanas, there’s something for every type of pup to enjoy.

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Holiday Foods That Are Safe To Share With Your Pup

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The festive season is just around the corner and that means loads and loads of celebratory meals. And, because we love our dogs to bits it’s only natural that you would want your dog to share in the festivities with a special treat from the table. But be warned, not everything on your Christmas table is safe for your dog.

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Five Festive DIY Gifts For Your Dog

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While making and wrapping gifts for all your two-legged friends and family this festive season, don’t forget about your four-legged pals as well! When thinking about a gift to fill up your pup’s Christmas stocking you don’t have to break the bank - something homemade will do just the trick and keep your pooch happy and having fun.

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Fit Food for Your Pet - the best dog foods for your pooch

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As more and more people start focusing on healthy and organic eating we thought we would give you the tips and info you need to put your dog on a healthy path as well.

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5 Gifts for Animal Lovers!

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Shopping for a friend or family member who has everything can be incredibly hard but the trick is to hone in on their favourite hobbies or the things they love and then get them gifts based on that. Animal lovers are among the easiest to shop for when it comes to birthdays and other holidays - spoil their furry friend and they'll love you always!

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Travelling in style - must-have dog carriers for pups on the move.

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If your pet pooch loves to travel everywhere with you then it’s probably time to invest in an ultra stylish dog carrier. The handy carriers for small to medium-sized dogs are just what you need to keep your pup safe and comfortable when they go on daily adventures with you. A good dog carrier should be sturdy, comfortable and offer safety features so your dog won’t be able to jump out and escape or injure themselves.

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Summer Lovin’ - Must-have Doggy Fashion for Summer 2015!

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Summer is finally here and you’re not the only one who should be reconsidering their summer wardrobe. As the weather gets warmer, chances are your pup is keen for a change too. So, ditch those winter woolies and get ready to shop up a storm because we’ve got the best in summer doggy fashion trends for you.

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4 Super Comfy Dog Beds to Lust-After this Spring

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If there's one thing you should splurge on this spring it's a super comfy bed for your pup. Every dog deserves a good night's rest and a soft, cuddly place to curl up and relax, so we put together a list of lust-after doggy beds to spoil your pooch with this spring. If your dog’s bed is looking a little worn out, then now is a great time to replace it. 

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5 Easy DIY Projects for Dog Lovers

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If you love tackling DIY projects at home and have run out of things to make for yourself or your loved ones then why not try making something unique for your beloved pet? From homemade treats to pimped out travel crates there’s a project for every artsy pet lover out there to try. So roll up your sleeves, put on some tunes and get ready to tackle one of our 5 genius DIY projects for dog lovers.

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5 Easy DIY Projects for Dog Lovers

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If you love tackling DIY projects at home and have run out of things to make for yourself or your loved ones then why not try making something unique for your beloved pet? From homemade treats to pimped out travel crates there’s a project for every artsy pet lover out there to try. So roll up your sleeves, put on some tunes and get ready to tackle one of our 5 genius DIY projects for dog lovers.

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5 Healthy Things To Sneak Into Your Dog’s Food

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Dogs the world over are being fed healthier diets as pet owners become more and more concerned about what’s going into their dogs’ bowls at meal times. Whether you’re feeding your pooch premium dog food or are cooking up homemade pet grub there are plenty of healthy things you can slip into pet food to boost your dog’s health.

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5 Money Saving Tips for Dog Owners

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Adding a new fur-ball to your family can do amazing things for your heart and mind but we can’t promise it won’t be tough on your wallet. We all want to treat our dogs like royalty but not everyone has the money to spoil their dog with the best-of-the-best.

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5 Life Hacks for Dog Owners

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Owning a furry friend can be quite a challenge - between feeding, grooming, exercising and playing it can start to feel like having a dog is a full time job. To make your life, and your dog’s day just a little bit easier we’ve found 5 super clever life hacks for dogs owners. Use these tricks to save money and have loads more time to cuddle up with your pup on the couch in the months to come!

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5 Health Benefits of Owning a Pet!

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We all know that an apple a day keeps the doctor away but did you know that owning a pet is just as beneficial to your health? Owning a furball can result in physical, mental and emotional health benefits for for all ages - which proves that dogs and cats aren’t just a cute face!

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The Best Doggy Daycare Spots in JHB and Cape Town

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Leaving your pooch at home for long periods at a time while you’re at work during the day can have a negative effect on sensitive and highly active pooches. Arriving home to a stand-offish pet or a wrecked house or garden is never fun which is why more and more pet owners are choosing to send their pups to doggy daycare every day or a few times a week.

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5 Dog Care Products You Can Make at Home

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Caring for your pooch can be an expensive affair - there are so many things you need in addition to a comfy bed, spiffy collar an d a cosy winter jersey to keep your dog happy and healthy.

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Help Your Pup Fight the Cold with the Hottest Winter Fashion for Dogs!

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The cold weather is on its way and it’s time you start thinking about how you’re going to keep your pup snug and warm this autumn and winter. Luckily we’ve got a fabulous range of cosy winter wear, inspired by the latest dog fashions that both you and your dog will absolutely love.

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5 Hilarious Dog Videos You Have To Watch!

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Dogs do the darnedest things - just ask any dog owner and they’ll have a tonne of crazy and funny stories lined up about their pet pooch. From being afraid of the vacuum cleaner to being fascinated by the TV, every day spent with a dog is a day to remember.

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Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds for People with Allergies

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Don’t let allergies put you off getting a pet pooch, instead do some research on hypoallergenic dog breeds that probably won’t irritate your allergies. There are loads of dog breeds out there and not all of them will cause their owners to sneeze all day long.

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5 Healthy Dog Treat Recipes Your Pup Will Love!

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Finding the perfect treats for your dog can be a nightmare. You never know what’s in them and so you can’t be sure that what you’re giving your dog is great for his tummy or his health. So, we’ve gone on the hunt for some fabulous dog treat recipes that you can make at home - they’re healthy and delicious and your dog is bound to love them.

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10 Facts About Dogs That Will Blow Your Mind!

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It’s no secret that we think dogs are pretty incredible and everyone knows the basic facts about dogs that make them so much more than a pet.

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Dog-friendly Hiking Trails and Running Events in South Africa

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Active types this one’s for you! Have you ever been hiking or participated in a 10KM running event and wished your dog was there to share in the moment with you before you’d even taken your first steps?

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How to Get Fit WIth Fido in 2015!

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It’s a new year and we’re sure you have a New Year’s resolution to get fit and healthy this year. But, while you’re focusing on your own health why not spare a thought for you pup as well? Many pet owners are unaware that their dogs are overweight and it’s important to realise that, just like you your pooch needs exercise and a healthy diet to stay in tip top shape.

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Everything You Need to Know About Adopting a Dog in South Africa 

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Welcoming a new puppy into your home is quite possibly the best thing ever. But while it might be amazing to watch your new pup discover the new world around it you might also want to consider giving your local pet adoption organisations and shelters a try before visiting a breeder.

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Do You Need Pet Insurance?

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Being a mom to a gorgeous fluffy pup is the best thing ever! But just like everyone else you love, your pet can and will probably get sick from time to time and unless you have money to burn taking out medical insurance for your pet is a must!

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Choose the Right Dog Treats

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We all love to treat our pups to a little treat every now and then. I mean, how else would we let them know that we love them more than anything? Plus, when they do something really clever or sit, stay and fetch exactly when we tell them to they should always be rewarded with something delicious.

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Stuff Dog Owners Say!

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There's no doubt about it, we dog owners have our own language! You just need to spend one afternoon at a dog park to realise that there are so many things only dog owners would understand and even more things that only a dog owner would say.

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How to Choose the Perfect Harness and Collar for Your Dog

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We're so excited that summer is finally here because warmer weather means more walks and outside time with our pet pooches! Dogs love nothing more than spending a day out in the sun with their owners - it's a time to play and be free so they don't tear up the flower beds at home.

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Famous and Fabulous Pooches from Around The World

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Let's be honest, we all love a good piece of celebrity gossip! But did you know that the life of famous celebrity pups is just as exciting as that of their human counter parts? Over the years many dogs have demanded the spotlight for different reasons and we thought it was about time these furry celebs got their dues.

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The Best Dog Kennels in Joburg and Cape Town

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We're counting down the days until the summer holidays here in South Africa - sitting in an office while the sun is shinning outside just isn't right! The only problem with holidays is that most of the time you can't take your favourite furry friend with you. While we wish that every place on earth was dog-friendly unfortunately not everyone caters for having pets hanging

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Easy Halloween Costumes for Your Dog Easy Halloween Costumes for Your Dog

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Halloween is a just a few days away and we’re sure you have already finalised your costume but have you thought about what your pet pooch is going to wear? If your dog loves dressing up then you’re in luck because we have put together a list of super easy Halloween costumes for your pup!

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Incredible Dog Breeds You've Probably Never Heard Of!

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Today we are putting your knowledge of dog breeds to the test with our list of incredible dog breeds you have probably never heard of. You can read our list and give yourself a point for every breed you already knew and while you're at it you will learn about all sorts of unique dog breeds. And, who knows you might find your new-favourite dog breed right here!

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Dog Friendly Restaurants in Joburg, Durban and Cape Town!

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Let's face it; nothing compares to your relationship with your pet pooch. Sadly, as much as we would love to take our dogs everywhere with us there are some places where dogs just aren't welcome. One of our pet peeves when it comes to taking our pups out on the town with us finding places to eat that are dog-friendly. Restaurants are generally not particularly welcoming to dogs but there are a few places where your dog can join you for lunch with the ladies, a quiet tea time break or much needed drink after work. Here is our list of dog-friendly restaurants in Joburg, Cape Town and Durban!

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Hot Dog! Summer Doggie Fashion That's As Cool As Ice

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Spring is on its way and with that comes loads of fun in the sun! But we humans aren't the only ones who are excited for shorts and sandals weather. There's no doubt that our pet pooches are also looking forward to shedding their winter layers and soaking up the warm summer rays so why not help them be on-trend this spring/summer with the latest doggie summer fashion?

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Choosing A Dog - Which Breed is Right For You?

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Getting a new pet pooch is about so much more than finding something warm and cuddly to love. It's very important that you do some research on different breeds and the type of dog that will suit you and your lifestyle before you rush out to the breeders or your local pet adoption centre.

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Choosing The Perfect Bed For Your Pooch And Your Style

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It's no secret that dogs love to sleep - in fact, dogs sleep up to 12 hours a day (lucky little buggers)! So, you can imagine that choosing the right bed is essential for

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Do Dogs Need Sweater in Winter?

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Wiggle Waggle Walkathon 2013, THANK YOU!

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Dog’s Life proudly took part in the Wiggle Waggle Walkathon this year! On Sunday 1 December, 1600 walkers and 1100 dogs took to the streets of Tokai, Cape Town in the annual SPCA

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Wiggle Waggle Walkathon

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It’s Summer time– time to get active and enjoy the outdoors! And while you may not be able to take your beloved pooch with you to the gym, or surfing, or

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