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The last estimate was that there are nine million dogs and seven million cats accounted for as pets in South Africa. This is to

Q Hi Nick, my wife and I are having a disagreement. She does not believe that there is reason to change the time we water

I was driving through the tree-lined streets of Parktown North, clearly showing off that autumn has arrived. What a beautiful spectacle it is with

February had barely ended when moms across the world began lamenting the Easter holiday period and all the sugary treats it typically entails for

Walking around a client’s garden this past week I noticed planting arrangements around her pool which brought back childhood memories of sharp leaves poking

Are you aware of the many kinds of invasive species which are found in South Africa? I am not only talking about weeds which

I am sure that many of you are caught off guard when shopping at nurseries, garden shops and retails stores when confronted with beautiful

Cats are masters at hiding their distress, which means that it can be quite tricky to find out what your cat is feeling. As

I am sure many of you are unaware that we are still experiencing a drought in South Africa, we have received some substantial rainfall

When deciding to move homes it’s quite normal to make a list of to-do’s ranging from finding boxes to making sure you change the

What a beautiful time of the year it is. We have received good soaking rain which is filling up the water table, dams and

Q Hi, after the rains over Christmas I was walking in my backyard when I saw bright orange mushrooms growing in the grass. They were not

Everyone knows that puppies need oodles of chew toys to help them through the difficult phase where they are chewing everything in sight.  This

It’s the same every year; just driving around Johannesburg there is an overflow of runners, walkers and cyclists trying to get fit after the

Scratching is a natural part of your cat’s behaviour. Even if your cat has access outside, you might still get the occasional scratching happening

I say this every year, but I’m always amazed at how time flies. Just a few months ago we were starting off 2016. With

Pssst, you with the cute pet, your fur-child wanted us to tell you they don’t want the same boring chew toy you get them

Cape Town and Johannesburg residents are facing stringent water restrictions following the protracted drought. This helps to remind us all that water is vital

It’s that time of year again when we’re all starting to plan and look forward to our yearly holiday away from the hustle and

What a beautiful time of the year it is. We have finally received the first decent rainfall and we are ever hopeful that it

If you haven’t had to move homes or been out of the property market for a while you might not be aware of the

It has been a tough couple of months with this sheer heat and lack of rain. I, as a nature lover, am thrilled to

I was sitting with a couple friends over the weekend and we got into talking about plants, which naturally led to us talking about

Many people believe that the correct age to start training their dog is at 6 months. However, the best age for socialisation is before

Catnip is by far the more common of these two cat-friendly plants, and is a real household name; Valerian Root, however, is starting to

Johannesburg has finally received a tiny percentage of rain, but looking at the weather report it seems as though we are still in for

We were recently informed of how bad our water situation is in Johannesburg, and I am sure the rest of the country is dealing

With spring just around the corner you may want to spend some time fixing up your garden, getting your pot plants up to scratch

At a certain stage in your life you may find yourself in a garden nursery armed with a list of plants you’ve been asked

What a beautiful time of the year it is. Spending time outdoors is just marvellous; the days are warm and the nights are not

My phone is full of failed selfie sessions with our dogs. If I’m lucky I’ll find one photo where Charlie (our giant “medium-sized” rescue

Caring and providing for an animal brings a whole new set of responsibilities, such as thinking ahead with regard to danger areas in your

The prospect of leaving a beloved pet to enjoy a break-away can be daunting. Whether you are taking a short weekend trip or two-week

When you or your child gets sick with an upset tummy or vomiting it is fairly easy to manage at home. All of us

Everyone has heard of Jock of the Bushveld… but what about Sergeant Stubby? The only dog in history to be promoted to the rank of

Originally from Thailand, Siamese (formerly Siam) cats could only form part of royal and noble families. Their role was to be spiritual guardians to

Many consider their pets another family member. It is no surprise then that being restricted from keeping pets in a rental property will get

One of the oldest dog breeds, Siberian Huskies, have been around for about 3,000 years. Huskies were originally bred in the freezing cold environment

2015 has been a busy year for everyone. We at HomeTimes want to know what industry heavyweights are thinking about as the year draws