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Pets Magazine

August - October 2020

Pets Magazine is a bi-monthly lifestyle magazine that celebrates the human-animal bond, delving deeper into the core, speaking to the mind and heart of true animal lovers.

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1 min.
pets make us human

Ever wondered why we have such a close relationship with our pets? In general, it seems ours is a pet-loving culture – we stroke, cuddle, cultivate and enjoy all manner of creatures – from the fur-kind to the feathered, and even water denizens. Researchers spend a lot of time exploring this human-animal interaction. But the concept might have been laughable not too long ago when animals were there for purely utilitarian purposes like guarding the premises or catching pests. While, by and large, they don’t have to do that anymore, why are they still sleeping in our homes, eating our food and why do we grieve for them when they pass on? For one, when we name them, they become individuals, not things. Another, it seems our empathy with animals evolved over…

4 min.
covid-19 & pets: what you need to know

Atlanta, Georgia, USA: Treat pets as you would other human family members – do not let pets interact with people outside the household. In addition, if a person inside the household becomes sick, isolate that person from everyone else, including pets. The latest advisory from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquartered in Georgia, USA, on 28 June 2020, notes that a small number of pets worldwide, including cats and dogs, have been infected with the virus, mostly after close contact with people with Covid-19. While it appears that the virus can spread from people to animals in some situations, the risk of animals spreading Covid-19 to people is considered to be low. As such, the CDC recommends that pet owners limit their pet’s interaction with people outside their household. For…

11 min.
in thing

BURP: HAINANESE CHICKEN RICE BALL Made with real chicken (human food grade), these high protein treats are suitable for dogs of all sizes. With none of the bad stuff (like added grain, corn, meat meal or artificial colouring), the treat contains no pork or lard too. Ideal as a training tool or reward for your four-legged companion, it comes in a handy resealable pouch. Available in 100g package at Pet Lovers Centre FISH4DOGS: FINEST DOG DRY FOOD Fish4Dogs has a new look to celebrate its ‘Champions of Fish’ credentials and make its extensive range easier to navigate for customers around the globe. The Finest Complete range now features consistent and colour-coded packaging elements. The design features three dogs at various life-stages, sitting on a jetty overlooking the sea with key colours used to identify various recipes. The…

4 min.
pet care in a time of crisis

The Covid-19 pandemic shifted many veterinary clinics from routine to emergency-only appointments – leaving pet owners to address minor injuries and basic grooming issues normally resolved by professionals. Veronica Jones, DVM, an emergency medicine veterinarian at NorthStar Vets in Robbinsvile, NJ, in the United States, says pet owners don’t have to weather the coronavirus storm alone and provides tips on when and how to visit a vet, at-home remedies and the best ways to keep your pet safe and healthy during this crisis. Veterinary services are essential during this time of crisis. In these unusual times, should pet owners hold off on non-emergency visits? Pet owners should call their primary vet first for any health issues. Some places discourage routine appointments, but some veterinary clinics are still open or offer telehealth services for…

1 min.
product picks

Rolf Club: 3D Spot-On Suitable for cats over 12 weeks old, Rolf Club 3D Spot-On offers protection from nine types of external parasites. These include ticks, fleas (at all stages of development), lice, withers, mosquitoes and midges. The protective effect against ticks continues up to 30 days, from fleas, lice, louse and larvae – up to 60 days, from mosquitoes – up to 7 days after a single treatment. Rolf Club: 3D Spot-On Suitable for dogs over 12 weeks old and under 4kg, Rolf Club’s 3D Spot On can be used to kill and repel ticks, fleas, lice and larvae. It is also effective in the treatment of ear mites and sarcoptic mange. It offers three powerful levels of protection: kills parasites before they bite, protects against infection for a long time and disrupts the…

8 min.
spca, executive director, dr jaipal singh gill on: all lives matters

He is a man on a mission. Dr Jaipal Singh Gill is the executive director of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), and, lives matter – not just animal lives – but all lives, matter emphatically to him. It’s not possible to separate the man from his work. After all, his work is what makes him tick. At the helm of the iconic animal welfare name since 2016, Dr Gill is 37-years of age; married; a vegetarian; has an older brother; really enjoys music and is into Yoga. He is also a Volunteer Police Officer, a qualified veterinarian but above all, he is dedicated to improving the lives and welfare of animals. Yes, he’s had pets (past tense here). As a child, there were guinea pigs, terrapins, dogs…