Thursday, July 25, 2024

Meet Our Pet Experts

Welcome to the Pets24 Experts Page, your hub for expert insights into all things pets! Explore the diverse backgrounds of experts we've interviewed, ranging from seasoned veterinarians to passionate animal trainers. This page provides a glimpse into their expertise and experience, offering valuable perspectives on pet care, nutrition, training, and more. Click on the article links to dive deeper into interviews featuring their invaluable advice and wisdom.

Megan Bayne

Pet Nutritionist

Megan Bayne is a pet nutritionist and the CEO of Claws 'n Paws (CnP), a leader in pet nutrition since 2016. Inspired by a passion for veterinary medicine, Megan shifted her focus to specialized areas like Animal Science, Dietetics, and Traditional Chinese Medicine after working at a veterinary practice in Cape Town. Under her leadership, CnP excels in personalized pet nutrition consultations and the development of high-quality pet foods, treats, nutraceuticals, and supplements.

Woodrock Animal Rescue

Animal Rescue

Woodrock Animal Shelter is a renowned non-profit dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, and re-homing animals in South Africa. They care for over 500 animals, including donkeys, pigs, chickens, rabbits, geese, goats, dogs, and cats. As one of the oldest independent pro-life shelters in the country, Woodrock helps homeless, abused, neglected, injured, and unwanted animals, giving them a chance for a better life.

Angelique de Kock

Dog Trainer

Angelique de Kock, the owner of Treat to Train, is a dedicated dog trainer who specializes in force-free, reward-based training. She is a qualified behaviour consultant (DipCABT C.C.A.B.), Blue Level Instructor, and Level 1 Judge with the World Scent Dog Association. Her goal is to create happy dogs and happy owners everywhere.

Kennel Union of Southern Africa

Registry for purebred dogs in South Africa

The Kennel Union of Southern Africa (KUSA) is an organisation that is about hundred and forty years old. It is the official registry for purebred dogs in South Africa, registered by the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) in terms of the Animal Improvement Act as the Breeders’ Society and Registering Authority.

Dr Carra Walters


Dr. Carra Walters is a dedicated veterinarian with expertise in emergency medicine and critical care. She holds a BSc in Biological and Medicinal Chemistry from Exeter University and a veterinary degree from The University of Edinburgh. Dr. Walters leads Hillcrest Veterinary Hospital, a 24-hour practice in Hillcrest, KwaZulu-Natal. She also founded Just for Pets, an online pet store, and hosts the Paws and Effect podcast, where she shares veterinary insights and interviews fellow professionals.

Pit Bull Federation of South Africa

Pit Bull Advocacy and Responsible Ownership

The Pit Bull Federation of South Africa is an organization dedicated to promoting responsible ownership and positive public perception of Pit Bull-type dogs in South Africa. They work to debunk myths and stereotypes surrounding these dogs, advocate against breed-specific legislation, and conduct community outreach programs to ensure the well-being of Pit Bull-type dogs and advocate for their fair treatment and equal rights as pets and members of society.

Leslie Obrien

Animal Behaviourist

Leslie Obrien is the founder of Durban Dog School. Leslie specialises in science-based, positive training methods as a certified COAPE Animal Behaviour Practitioner and Fear Free Certified professional. She is dedicated to helping dogs of all ages become well-balanced, family-friendly pets through compassionate and effective training techniques

Oneplan Pet Insurance

Pet Insurance

Oneplan Pet Insurance offers tailored insurance solutions designed to protect your pet's health and well-being. With a commitment to providing comprehensive coverage and flexible plans, Oneplan ensures pet owners have access to quality veterinary care without financial stress. Their innovative approach includes quick claim processes and a focus on customer satisfaction, making them a trusted partner in pet healthcare.

Jessica Prinsloo

Animal Behaviourist

Jessica is a COAPE International Companion Animal Behaviourist (CCAB, CAPBT, ICAN). She is the owner of Beyond Behaviour and is passionate about animal welfare and specialises in cat behaviour modification. Jessica is also a Certified Parent Educator and is currently completing her psychology degree through SACAP. She hopes to combine her knowledge of animal and human psychology to support families to get the most out of their relationships.

Retha van der Walt

Pet Nutritionist

Retha Van Der Walt is a dedicated pet nutritionist and the visionary behind Pawsome Raw. With a background in retail and financial services, she transitioned her passion for animals into creating high-quality raw nutrition products. Retha oversees daily operations and leads product development, ensuring pets receive top-tier nutrition backed by her expertise as a raw food specialist.

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Disclaimer: The expert articles and the contents thereof are based on the opinions of the respective experts mentioned in the articles. They are not intended to serve as professional advice. Neither the expert nor Pets24 shall be responsible for any actions taken based on the information provided in these articles. Pets24 and the experts are excluded from any liability whatsoever.

Expert Articles

Pet Nutrition Expert Interview: Exploring Pet Food Allergies with Claws ‘n Paws

Please give a background of what Claws 'n Paws is and what services you offer. Could you explain the difference between a food...

Exclusive Interview with KUSA: Unveiling the Truth About Purebred Dogs and Puppy Scams in South Africa

Can you give me a brief overview of what KUSA is? Can you shed light on the prevalence of puppy scams targeting pet...

How Spaying and Neutering Pets Saves Lives: An Interview with Woodrock Animal Rescue

Why is spaying and neutering crucial for controlling pet populations and reducing euthanasia rates? What common misconceptions do you encounter about spaying and...

Unveiling the Benefits and Misconceptions of Spaying and Neutering: An Expert Interview with Dr. Carra Walters

In the realm of pet care, spaying and neutering are essential procedures with a multitude of benefits and considerations. To delve deeper into this...

Understanding Cancer in Pets: An Interview with Dr. Carra Walters

In our quest to raise awareness about pet health and the early detection of cancer in animals, we had the privilege of sitting down...

Insights from a Veterinarian – Uncovering the Causes and Remedies for Itchy Paws and Skin in Pets

What are some common causes of itchy paws and skin in pets? What are some safe and effective remedies for relieving itchy skin...
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