Four of Cape Town’s newest supermodels are up for adoption! Digby, Imogen, Honey and TJ (aka Digby and the Gang), all from TEARS Animal Rescue in Sunnydale, are the heroes of a new campaign for Hill’s Pet Nutrition South Africa.
It's not just for shots; you'll need a cat veterinarian for a number of reasons. Maybe you're a new cat parent, your family just moved, or your cat is in need of medical care. Whatever the reason, it's important to find a cat vet with whom you—and your feline friend—are comfortable seeing on a regular basis.
When you share a home with a feline friend, you hear many different cat sounds throughout the day. And although the meaning of some noises is easily discernible, it's not always that obvious. In some cases you may be the pet parent of a particularly chatty kitty.
When your best friend is hurting, you want to help. And although it's easy to either take a Tylenol, chew a Tums, or pop a cough drop when you're not feeling well, it's not as easy to know how to help a dog who needs pain relief.
Dedicated cat lovers are proud of the relationship they have with their cats, so much so they embrace the term "crazy cat owner" with open arms. For Tara Wilkins of Sycamore, Illinois– self-proclaimed "crazy cat lady"–it's a way of life.
Exercise is an important part of your dog's physical and mental health, just like yours. And although there are many fitting activities you can join him in, running with your dog is an excellent way to burn calories and relieve stress for both of you.
It can be easy to miss the signs your cat is sick; they don't all resemble the colds that people contract from time to time. Cats have a tendency to hide their pain, making it difficult to properly care for them when they need it the most.
If you've been eating dinner with hot breath and little paws on your lap every day, it is time to end the hungry pleading. A dog begging for food may be common, but it's neither cute nor healthy for him. Luckily, stopping your dog from begging at the table is a fairly simple task when all members of the family follow through.
Many pet parents dread giving their dog a bath, especially if they're new to pet parenting. With the right dog-washing supplies, however, bath time can be a rewarding experience for both of you. Here's a handy checklist of things to have when washing your dog at home.
Most parents of cats agree that they adore their feline friends because of the weird things cats do. The unpredictability of funny cat behavior livens up any household, but what you see as silly and entertaining is just them following their instincts.
You love spending time with your dogs, and as fun as a dog obstacle course would be, it can seem unattainable. Luckily, you may already have the materials and equipment for a homemade course around the house.
It's no secret that cats love to play, but they're also picky about their choice of entertainment. And because cats grow bored very easily, you have to mix up her playtime every once in a while to keep it fresh and exciting.
If you have a cat, you've seen the effort she takes to keep her fur clean. Because of this well-groomed exterior, however, it may take some time before you identify skin conditions that can be bothering her.
Ready to move on from bowls on the floor to a one-of-a-kind pet feeding area? These DIY dog feeding station ideas will help you find materials that match your home's decor and teach you how to create an area that's as unique as your dog.
Adopting a dog can be overwhelming if you don't know where to begin, but bringing home a pup is also fun and exciting! This milestone is the first bonding moment of many between you and your new fuzzy friend.
From 1 August, make your little dog’s big dreams come true with a cosy #HillsMiniDreamMaker bed. The trendy, mini bed (valued at R400), available from participating veterinary outlets, will be yours with purchases of any two small bags (1.5kg – 4kg) of Hill’s dog food - Science Plan, Ideal Balance or Prescription Diet.
From 1 July, while stocks last, you can make your dog’s biggest dreams come true with a super cosy dream-maker pillow , FREE with purchases of any two big bags (9.5kgs to 13.6kgs) of Hill’s dog food - Science Plan, Ideal Balance or Prescription Diet.
From early June 2016 – while stocks last - you will receive a FREE* whisker-friendly bowl with any purchase of Hill’s dry cat food (1.3kgs or larger, including Hill’s Science Plan, Hill’s Ideal Balance and Hill’s Prescription Diet).
One of the best things about being a pet parent of a dog is how much they love to play, and choosing the best dog toys is an important part of your relationship. Whether you're playing a game of fetch or watching him roll around to entertain himself, toys are an important part of your dog's well-being. What should you consider when choosing the best ones?
Socializing a cat into a new family takes just as much patience as it does the love you have for her. Even an adult cat adopted from an animal shelter may be frightened, shy or unsure of her new housemates, no matter welcoming they are at heart. Here's how to give your new companion plenty of time and space to become acquainted with her new home and the people who live there.
Kidney disease is not only a problem for people. Chronic kidney disease is a serious health problem for dogs and the second leading cause of non-accidental death in cats (after cancer). Until recently, clinical diagnosis in cats and dogs was usually possible only once three-quarters of kidney function was lost. Now, thanks to a revolutionary new kidney function test, it can be detected months, even years, earlier.
Obesity is the biggest health problem facing South African pets. Many owners believe a ‘little extra padding’ is not serious - but it is. Overweight pets have shorter lives; are at higher risk of diseases like arthritis, urinary conditions, skin conditions, heart disease and cancer; and research has demonstrated that fat pets are less happy.
Reader’s Digest conducted their Most Trusted Brands Survey for 2015 in South Africa. This is a survey – run in many other countries around the world – which aims to find which brands consumers trust the most across a range of categories.
Pet owners can look forward to a spring bonus this September, with up to 25% extra free food in selected bags of Hill’sScience Plan - precisely prepared, clinically proven nutrition for a long and healthy life.
From 1 June, we’ll be offering a FREE Kitty Cuddler bed with purchases of two bags of Hill’s Science Plan or Ideal Balance Feline sized between 2.72kg and 6.8kg at participating veterinary outlets, while stocks last.
We love hearing about our products and this one is truly amazing. Read about how two cats got introduced to their biggest stress - a Great Dane puppy, and how within a week of feeding our Prescription Diet Urinary Stress, the owner could hardly believe the change.
Looking for weight - loss inspiration this spring ? Check out the ten once - podgy pets on www.petslimmer.co.za website. From 1 to 22 October you can vote for which cat or dog you think is most deserving of the coveted 2014 Hill’s Pet Slimmer of the Year title.
Reader’s Digest conducted their Most Trusted Brands Survey for 2014 in South Africa. This is a survey – run in many other countries around the world – which aims to find which brands consumers trust the most across a range of categories.
From birth to 3 weeks, kittens get all the nutrition they need from their mother’s milk. To support them in weaning, we have developed new Science Plan Kitten 1st Nutrition Mousse specially formulated for this sensitive period of feeding.
Gurgling guts and tummies in turmoil are never good news for pets. For owners who have to clean up the unfortunate consequences of their pet’s carpet emergencies, digestive upsets are one of the rare downsides to owning a pet.
A proper pet diet is completely different from a human diet, although many pet owners do not full appreciate that. The facts are that what is good to eat for humans is not always okay to feed their beloved pets.
In 2013, Reader’s Digest conducted their Most Trusted Brands Survey for the first time in South Africa. This is a survey – run in many other countries around the world – which aims to find which brands consumers trust the most across a range of categories.
Join our pet loving community and feed a pet in need. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter or enter a photo of a special moment with your pet you will always remember. We will donate a meal to shelter pets in need for each photo entered, share and vote.
Hill’s has been supporting animal welfare organisations around South Africa and Namibia for many years. It is a privilege to be able to make a difference in the lives of pets in need of care, whether it be in the form of a food donation, sponsorship of events or promoting the good work these charities are committed to doing.
Life’s better shared, especially with a loving pet. Hill’s Pet Nutrition and SPCA Cape of Good Hope have declared October ‘Pet Adoption Month’ to encourage more people to adopt a pet. Hill’s will donate R100 to the Cape of Good Hope SPCA for every pet adopted from the Cape Town organisation during October and each pet will get a free bag of premium Hill’s, the food recommended by veterinarians worldwide.
Let your pets enjoy the holiday season with this early Christmas gift from Hill’s. From November 2012, while stocks last, you can get a FREE Pet Travel Hammock or Snuggle Bag when you buy selected bags of Hill’s Science Plan.
From May participating vet outlets will be giving away these cute ‘cuddle buddy’ dog beds when you buy any two small bags of Hill’s Science Plan Canine MINI, valid on 2.5kg and 3kg bags. These snuggly beds are worth over R300 and only available while stocks last.
The Hill's Pet Slimmer Programme launched 15 years ago to address the ever-increasing epidemic of pet obesity in South Africa and provide pet owners with the support and tools they need to help their portly pets lose weight and restore their zest for life.