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Due to extensive lockdowns since 2020, we’ve inevitably spent a huge amount of time with our beloved pets, or better yet, best friends. In times of extended isolation, separation from our families and human friends, as well as colleagues, and just the normal day-to-day experiences – we’ve had to sacrifice a lot, but underestimate the support and companionship these loving creatures have provided in our shadows. 

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Now that the worst is over, restrictions and event bans have lifted – what better way to give our pets a day off than at Africa’s biggest event, the freshly rebranded Pet Expo (previously known as WODAC or World of Dogs and Cats) is the not-to-be-missed pet event of 2022.

Up your pet love ante from walks around the block to a fully-fledged, pets-all-round two days of new smells, toys, and friends! 

With almost 25 years of history, this exciting event is finally back at a new venue Montecasino and on new dates 16 & 17 July 2022. If you love dogs, cats, horses, birds, fishes, rabbits, or reptiles – Pet Expo gives you the perfect opportunity to spoil your furry family, and your regular family with a huge selection of pet stands, KUSA-affiliated dog shows, cat shows, live demonstrations, educational talks, and some exciting entertainment. 

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If dogs are your passion, you can enjoy watching pure-bred hounds strut their stuff at two KUSA All Breeds Championship Shows: chat to dedicated breeders and exhibitors committed to the future and preservations of their respective breeds, and engage with experts ready to answer questions pertaining to health, nutrition, exercise, behavioural issues and more. Agility and dog jumping canines in action in the big ring will leave you marveling at their stamina and speed while shopping up a storm for your pet family at home.

Cat enthusiasts will enjoy magnificent cat shows; on-hand expertise to answer a variety of feline-related questions and of course, all that shopping. If you have dogs and cats at home, well, you have plenty of time to budget.

The increasing popularity of reptiles and exotics as pets in recent years means that a dedicated team of experts will be present to answer questions pertaining to the special skills, needs, diet and habitats required for this pet category.


Content contributor at AFAL [African Alert]. Kevin is a passionate copywriter who is searching for fresh content every day.

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