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Rabies alert in Gauteng

Members of the public in Gauteng should think twice before approaching any animal not known to them, as it may carry rabies.

How your dog can tell what you're feeling

Researchers have found a specific area in a dog's brain that recognises human faces - a finding that may help to explain why dogs are so sensitive to human social cues.

Dagga for pets in pain?

A US veterinarian says pets could benefit enormously, and see their life extended, with a dose of medical marijuana. But are lawmakers ready for this big step and how safe is it?

Earless, abused pitbull terrier tossed over SPCA wall

The SPCA in Bloemfontein reported that an abused and emaciated pitbull terrier suffering from distemper and severe injuries was thrown over the wall into their property, most likely as it was no longer considered 'fit' to fight.

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Here's why you need a first aid kit in the car

Emergency services are often spread thin, especially when storms and major disasters strike. When travelling on the road, having a well-stocked first aid kit could be a lifesaver.