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 15, 2019Intelligence seems such a simple concept but it’s proven impossible to find a universal definition. At a very basic level, it’s taken as having self-awareness. If you can recognise yourself in a mirror, you’re probably self-aware.
Beyond that, we tend to think of intelligence as involving logic, the ability to learn, think...
April 15, 2019A clever experiment this week proved that cats recognise their own name but often choose to play dumb and ignore their families calling for them to come in. Amazingly, this was a big surprise to some people.
Cats are often portrayed as small furry geniuses, sweetly clever if you love them and cunning sociopaths if you don’t, but I'm...
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.
December 10, 2018With every lick of their spiny tongue, cats ingest a little fur. Sometimes, hair collects in the stomach, and a hairball is formed. If a hairball isn’t coughed up, it has to be encouraged to go out the other end.
November 12, 2018When you talk to your cat, have your eyes on the same level. It’s just like talking to kids, really. You hunker down, or sit on the floor, or invite your pet on to the sofa. If you can, lie down and have your cat stand on your chest. Start by stroking your cat’s back and face.