September 10, 2018The caterwaul is the cat version of the bat signal. It can be a sign of pain, the kind that means you need to rush to the emergency vet straight away. Or it can mean your kitty is terrified of something.
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.
July 9, 2018It’s not easy to adopt a seasoned stray cat but the rescuer was right when she said Sam would love a home. And then the columnist’s mum made the miracle happen. Sam’s purrs are a testimony to how happy he is.
June 11, 2018Columnist Ellen Whyte's cat Target is not being difficult or teasing, in fact, his behaviour is rooted in love. Cats are very social animals, just like us human beings, and they love contact.
April 9, 2018Cats are ticklish, as are dogs, chimpanzees, rats, and other mammals. Animal behaviourists have observed all kinds of animals – from domesticated pets to wild ones – that enjoy tickling sessions.