Author Archives: Di

Journal prompts to assist you through grief of pet loss

E2521Keeping a journal has therapeutic value as it provides you with a way to explore your feelings, emotions, and memories in one place. They say that time heals pain, but only if you work with that pain. There are no right and wrong ways to journal. Simply write from your heart. Being in touch with your feelings is a sign of courage. Engaging with our feelings and thoughts gives us strength, and understanding of ourselves and the world around us.




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Ways to cope with grief when losing a pet

E2520Learning how to cope with pet loss can be challenging. Know that there is no right or wrong way to grieve. Everyone grieves and copes with loss differently. Are you struggling with not knowing what to do after the loss of your pet? I have listed various ways that can help you cope with your loss.





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Do Cats get Anxiety?


We often think of cats as lazy animals that spend their days napping in the sunshine. With such an easy-going lifestyle, what could felines possibly be stressed about?
But there are many situations that can cause stress for kitties — everything from moving to a new home to the sudden appearance of a vegetable at feeding time.

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Do Dogs Get Anxiety?


In a high-paced world with high-stress jobs and lifestyles, everyone is learning the effects of stress and anxiety.
Appetite and weight changes, headaches, depression, digestive problems, nervous behaviour, and loss of sleep are a handful of symptoms human anxiety-sufferers experience.
Do dogs have anxiety?
Is it similar to human anxiety?
Can it be prevented?



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How to introduce a new cat or kitten into your home


This information is from a trusted source – Feral Cat Rescue Trust Durban.

There are many many kittens out there looking for homes and I cant tell you how many times I hear the same story – my cats dont get along or my cat left home when the kitten arrived. The last thing you want is for your existing cat to be unhappy when the new cat/kitten arrives, so PLEASE follow these simple steps to make everyone’s life a happy one .

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Nutritional needs for older dogs

I wrote about my older cat, so I thought I would research nutrition for older dogs to assist guardians furthI wrote about my older cat, so I thought I would research nutrition for older dogs to assist guardians further. Read the rest of this entry

Nutritional needs of older cats

I have a really fussy older cat, so I’ve been doing a little extra research to ensure that he is eating healthily for his age. This is what I found. Read the rest of this entry

Introducing cats to a new dog family member

Dogs and cats can usually live together peacefully, although creating a harmonious “blended family” requires some planning, patience, and careful guidance on your part. In some cases your dog and cat will become best friends. Read the rest of this entry

Adding a new pet to your family

The joy a dog brings to a household is unmistakable, which is why it’s often hard to resist the idea of welcoming another pooch into your home. But before you start trolling the adoption sites for cute canines, there are some things to consider prior to introducing a second dog into your family. These tips should help keep the process of adopting a second pup fun — and drama free.

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Signs your dog may be in pain

I am regularly asked if it is time for a Dog to go to the vet.
Here are some tip offs for you to assess whether your Dog needs medical intervention. Read the rest of this entry

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