June 24, 2019It can be very difficult to photograph a black dog because all the black fur absorbs the light and makes it hard to see contrast. So, how do you show off your jet-black pet? Here are some tips.
June 24, 2019Over time, black animals became the poster pets for evil. And by the 1580s, writers like Shakespeare began to use the image, coining expressions like black curse, black intentions and black soul – all meaning evil. However, it is mere superstition that black pets bring bad luck.
May 27, 2019Well bred and socialised Poms are happy, friendly and outgoing but they tend to be loud. They can’t be left alone in apartments or they become nuisance barkers. Little bones mean they have to be handled carefully.
May 27, 2019Beary is four months old, just a small ball of fluff but with a personality the size of a planet. The second he saw me, he was waving his tail and yipping excitedly. He sniffed my hand for a second, licked it enthusiastically, and then insisted on up-close and personal kisses. In a word: irresistible.
April 29, 2019One study claims pedigrees are more likely to suffer 10 out of 24 genetic disorders including allergic dermatitis, cataracts and epilepsy, while mixed breeds are likelier to have a ligament problem that affects the knee.
February 25, 2019Communicating with a pet can be difficult, especially when it is anxious. We talk to Malaysian dog lovers who cross that divide. Give the pet time and care, and they can pull through. It’s a matter of patience, gentleness and love.
January 28, 2019In an effort to help dog lovers and pets everywhere, we take a look at the issues presented by Whiskey, a sweet girl with a few behaviour challenges, and get advice from a trainer on helping her learn better manners.
October 29, 2018Daisy is a little darling but she is almost entirely blind. Someone who works from home, or someone who is retired would be excellent to adopt her. As she’s also very quiet, a condo home that allows pets would be lovely or a normal house with a tiny garden – and a gate.
August 27, 2018As pets eat every day, you should brush every day. Start with the front teeth, be gentle and make sure it’s all part of your bonding process. Be firm but don’t escalate it until there’s a massive struggle. Slowly, gently and consistently is the way.
July 23, 2018Columnist Ellen Whyte first met Kira the Retriever, her mum’s neighbour, seven years ago. She was just a pup back then. On a recent holiday to visit her mum in Spain, Ellen wondered if Kira would remember her.