Spring Cleaning Tips for Dog Owners You Wish You Already Knew!

Spring is just around the corner and a freshly cleaned house makes for a happy home. But don’t forget about your pets – a clean environment also keeps them happy and healthy! Here are our spring cleaning tips for dog owners - add these to your spring cleaning list and...

5 Steps: Keep Your Cat Trees Looking Like New!

A cat tree offers a dedicated safe haven for felines and if they include a high perch, a cosy condo and a toy or two it can become their favourite spot! Your kitty’s cat tree can become dirty from frequent use and would require cleaning. Here is how….

10 Reasons Why Soft Dog Crates Are The Best!

With so many options on the market is is difficult to choose which crate will work best for you and your pup... If your dog does not get aggressive when confined or isn't a chewer, then a soft crate could be the solution you both have been looking for... Here are our...

Why Choose a Soft Dog Crate?

There are many benefits when you choose to use soft folding dog crates instead of the typical hard-sided or wired ones. Soft sided crates are usually collapsible which makes them much easier to transport or store when they are not in use. The unit is made from a...

Using A Soft Crate As A Cat Birthing Box

Cats are known to nest in the most inconvenient places... A pet crate will give your queen some privacy while being comfortable and safe! What is a birthing box? The birthing or nesting box is a dedicated enclosed space where your pregnant cat (or queen) will give...

Sneak Peek of Our Newest Cat Trees! We just love Turquoise…

We are totally in love with the new range of turquoise cat trees currently available. Turquoise has long been a symbol of wealth and opulence in ancient cultures, but it also represents life-giving water and the green tones of the earth. This in-between colour is...

The Importance of Wildlife Conservation

Wildlife rehabilitation provides professional care to sick, injured, and orphaned wild animals in order to be returned to their natural habitat - often wildlife rehabilitation is an elaborate and time-consuming process. Wildlife rehabilitation is not an attempt to...

Flea and Tick Prevention is A Multi-Step Process

Fleas and ticks are not just irritating to your pet; they can cause some serious illness and health problems. We offer our top tips and advice for keeping your furry companion flea and tick free. A multi-level approach to get rid of unwanted creepy crawlies. Adult...

Portable, soft crates that are also indoor kennels

Puppies and adult dogs have a natural fondness for enclosed sleeping places – think of how often your dogs will sleep under a coffee table, against a wall or behind a couch. In the wild, they would seek out a safe den to sleep and could be in the form of a cave or any...

Your vet prescribed pet confinement – now what?

Even the smallest of surgeries are invasive, and in most cases that means restricting how much activity your pet engages in to ensure healing and complete recovery. If a pet moves too much after a surgery, there's a risk of wounds that don't heal or heal slowly. We...

Save Your Dog’s Life : Choking

Choking is a common emergency that you may experience with your pet.

Most dogs will chew nearly anything including bones, toys, sticks, plastic etc which can get lodged in the windpipe – with a choking dog, knowing how to respond could save your pet’s life as you might not have enough time to rush to the vet.

Do you know what to do if and your dog began to choke? It’s important that you do not wait for veterinary assistance, as the dog may suffocate.

9 Things You Should Never Feed Your Cat

As a self-confessed cat lady, I try to be the best pet-parent! I thought I was pretty clued up on what would be considered “good” human food for my kitties. I was surprised to read this list from petmd.com. Although I have a no-scrap rule, where I do not feed them any meal leftovers, I have on occasion given them some of the items on this “no-no” list without knowing that it could cause them harm in the long run….

Easy Do-It-Yourself Home Dog Grooming Guide

Grooming does not mean that you need to find a  parlour that can pamper your precious pup. Although specialised facilities that cater for grooming, these are not within everyone's budget and in many cases, you are more than capable of grooming your own dog - all...

Pet Carriers for Every Occasion!

Cosmic Pets supplies a range of stylish collapsible carriers and crates for pets and owners on the go! CONTAINMENT Secure: Keep pets safe and contained Multi-purpose: For indoor or outdoor use DOG SHOWS Lightweight: 2kg - 8kg (depending on size) Collapsible: Folds...

SURVIVING THE POST-OP

After most surgeries, pets will need to be confined for a period of time to ensure accelerated healing and complete recovery. We know that it can be hard emotionally and strategically, to confine your pet, but it is the only way he can get better. Confinement is...

WHEN SUMMER COMES AROUND, SO DO TICKS AND FLEAS!

  The hot summer weather brings problems for pet owners – ticks and fleas! Little creatures that can make your pet’s life (and yours) miserable. From powders and sprays to dips and pills, the array of products available to combat these insects can be a difficult...

TIPS TO GET YOUR DOG, AND YOURSELF, READY FOR THE LIMELIGHT!

  Every truly avid dog-owner wishes for the chance to show off his pet at the nearest dog show. It is both a way to validate your pride in owning your pet and a chance to see other beautiful dogs in action. For the first timer, however, entering the world of...

CRATE TRAINING YOUR PUPPY IS A KINDNESS

  All training starts with taking advantage of natural animal instincts to reinforce the behaviour you desire. Crate training your puppy from a young age establish you as the Alpha member of his “pack”. Not only does it give him his own space where he’ll feel...

DADDY, CAN I HAVE A PUPPY?

    Sooner or later, every parent is likely to hear: “Please, can I have a puppy?” A pet can become a wonderful addition to a family and teach children valuable life lessons including responsibility, compassion, patience, respect, nurturing skills as well as...

7 TIPS: INTRODUCING A NEW KITTEN TO OLDER CATS

  When you decide to adopt a new kitten, it’s normally more exiting for you and your family than it is for the cat you already own. Although cats are solitary by nature, most will come to accept or ultimately tolerate any additions. Cats can be very territorial,...

IS IT TIME TO CONSIDER HIRING A PET SITTER?

  South African households show an increasing importance on responsible pet ownership. As members of the family, pets need to be well cared for when their parents are away on holiday or business trips. A number of pet owners often forfeit a trip because they...

A BUSY FESTIVE SEASON PREDICTED FOR SANTA PAWS

  Pet lovers are increasingly treating their furry companions like fully-fledged family members. If you feel more excited to share the adventures of other species that you have welcomed into our home, instead of stories about blood relatives, don’t be concerned –...

TREAT PETS LIKE A HUMAN PASSENGER IN YOUR VEHICLE

  Pets are members of the family and they are traveling with us more than ever, whether for the traditional trip to the park, holidays or extravagant excursions to the grooming parlour. SAFETY FIRST There are laws to protect us from people who text, apply...

CAT SCRATCHING DRIVING YOU CRAZY? FROM MENACE TO MODEL CITIZEN

  There is much joy and excitement when adopting a new kitten, yet inappropriate behaviour, including scratching, is the most common reason people give up their pets, with 18-30% of cats are no longer in their first home after the end of the initial year. We are...

FOR THE UNUSUAL PET COMPANION

I am transporting her on a daily basis to “crèche” and back. I have tried hard carriers, but she bashes her head as she tries to head-butt her way out. The soft collapsible crate has been the best so... Join Our Partner Network Where To...

DUAL PURPOSE FUNCTIONALITY

Keep precious cargo safe with a Cosmic Pets collapsible soft crate. Thank you, Nicky Ostler for the adorable picture! Join Our Partner Network Where To...

COSMIC PET CARRIERS DOUBLES AS PET BED

“Using the carrier as a bed at night makes Jasmin more comfortable when taking trips in the car.” Ronald and Michelle (Jasmin’s Mom and Dad) Join Our Partner Network Where To...

THE RIGHT CARRIER MAKES TRAVELLING WITH YOUR PET A BREEZE!

If you’re planning to take a trip with pets in tow, the right carrier can make all the difference! To reduce stress – for you and your pet, here are 5 things that you should consider when getting your pet a carrier.   Look for a carrier that offers multiple doors...

HOUSEHOLD CLEANING AND YOUR PET: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

  Cleaning is not an activity we associated with sickness, in fact you can argue that having clean surroundings actually promotes good health. We all want to do our part in ensuring our environment stays as safe and healthy as possible for our children, pets and...

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