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Pooch Of The Year 2018… Its back!

This years' Pooch Of The Year competition has hit the ground running! Have you entered your pooch yet? No? It's easy to enter...simply go to our Facebook page and like it. You can also enter in store. Then look for the most recent Pooch Of The Year post and enter your...

Heartworm….do you know what it is?

Heart worm is a preventable disease which if left untreated can be fatal to your pets. Infection occurs from a mosquito bite, which passes the larvae to the pet. It then takes up to 7 months for the larvae to mature, when they become lodged in the heart, lungs and...

Dance your way to a bargain this month…

OMW! We are having the most fun this month! Those of you who remember The Rocky Horror Show, will hopefully appreciate this March special that we lined up for you. If you come in and dance the chorus to The Time Warp, we will give you 10% off your purchase. Even...

February is Pet Dental Health Month which is great because it gives us an opportunity to talk teeth! So all of us brush our teeth everyday, right? Well did you know that you should also be brushing your pets teeth as well? It is a good idea to get new puppies started...

Fleas…..What do you know?

Ok, so we all have experienced the end result of those nasty little biting insects, fleas and ticks. With the weather getting warmer now, you will most likely have noticed your pets itching more than before. That's because, just as we love the warm weather, so do...

Diabetes Awareness Month….

November is Pet Diabetes Awareness Month. Just like humans, pets can suffer from diabetes. There are many things that can put your pet at risk of developing diabetes, these include genetics, gender, age, weight  and diet. So how can we know if our pets might have...

International Rabbit Day – 23rd September

The 23rd September is International Rabbit Day. So how about some interesting rabbit facts? 1)They have rabbit showjumping! This new sport started in Sweden in the 1970s, with the highest jump record being 100cm high and the longest record being 3 metres.  I mean, how...

Kleen-Pet Waterless Washing Gloves

Did you know.... Here at Muddy Dog we sell the very useful waterless washing glove? If you have a pet that is scared of being bathed or maybe in between baths they have found that perfect (for them!) place to have a roll, then these gloves actually become invaluable....

Guide horses for the blind…?

Did you know.....? In 1999 The Guide Horse Foundation was founded as an experimental program in order to look into the possibility of miniature horses taking on the role of the guide dog. There are many good points in a miniature horses favour for the job, including a...

Have you heard about Snuppy?

Did you know...... While other animals had already been cloned, the first cat that was cloned was called CC and was born in December 2001. This was the first 'pet' to cloned. However, it wasn't until April 24, 2005 that the first cloned dog was born. Snuppy was...

Ear mites…..Yuk!

Did you know..... Although there are several different types of ear mite, the most common one is called Otodectes cynotis. This eight legged parasite feeds on the wax and oils in your pets ear canal. With a life cycle of 3 weeks and being so small, you can hardly see...

Something interesting.... Did you know that your pets can be left or right pawed? "How can you tell?" we hear you asking. Well, there are a few different ways that you can check which paw your pet prefers. Here's a couple: 1) Watch which paw is used first when...

Spirocirca Lupi… The silent killer.

Have you heard about the silent killer called Spirocerca Lupi? No? Well let us tell you about it.... Your dog initially picks up the larvae of this worm by ingesting either the Intermediate host, a dung beetle, or a Paratenic host, which is an animal which has already...

Pooch of the Year Competion! Its back!

Yes! its back! Our popular Pooch of the Year competition kicks of today, 1st June, and finishes 1st August. There is R2000 worth of Muddy Dog goodies up for grabs so enter your pooches now and stand a chance to win! Entering is easy - simply post a recent picture of...

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