6 Steps to Pet Photography Purr-fection this Easter

Pet photography works well in an outdoor setting like this.

Happy Easter! Let’s celebrate with hot-cross buns, friends, family, and pets. The only thing as fun as making happy memories in the first place is looking back at them in picture-purr-fect snapshots down the line. And of course, nothing’s cuter than our very own pawsome pets. So, without further ado, here are six pet photography … Read more

Road Tripping with Your Pet: A Guide

pet travel cat in a safe crate in a car back seat for travelling on the road

Driving holidays, whether short or long ones, are the best. We’re big fans of pets here in New Zealand, so it makes sense that we’d be big fans of pet travel too. Holidays are just better with your best friend in the passenger seat. And by that, we mean your dog, cat, or other furry … Read more

My Dog and Cat Are Fighting – Help!

spaniel dog fighting with ginger cat

Good news! The belief that cats and dogs are natural mortal enemies is a myth. This is according to Jackson Galaxy of Animal Planet’s “Cats vs Dogs,” at least. So if your dog and cat are fighting, you’re not doomed. It turns out, there’s no reason why Felix and Fido can’t call a truce and … Read more

Is My Dog Scared? Here’s How To Tell

scared looking dog black and brown with ears pinned back

Is my dog scared even though I think he’s happy? Other than those obviously overjoyed moments of all-out-love jumping and extreme tail wagging, how do you actually know if your dog is feeling fear or anxiety? Perhaps dogs communicate through some secret canine Morse code, with special signals? If so, what are they, and how … Read more

Why Do Dogs Bite?

a crossbreed dog preparing to bite

There has been a spate of reports of dogs biting humans lately. And the situation seems to be getting worse. Often, these incidents happen in the home or in everyday situations. Serious dog bites are traumatic for everybody involved, from the human victims to the dogs who have been failed by their owners. But why … Read more

Flying with Pets this Easter

pet tabby cat in crate before flying

Are you longing for a holiday which involves flying with pets? You’re not the only one! Since the start of the COVID pandemic, many of us have strengthened our bonds with our pets. We’re used to being at home with them for longer time periods. And you might even have turned to them for comfort … Read more

The Best Puppy Games To Play

golden retriever puppy playing game with owner in grass

Is there anything cuter than the puppy zoomies? We think not. Playing with your puppy is all part of the bonding process. And a fun part at that! But what are the best puppy games for the two of you to get stuck into? We look at all the favourites, and figure out which games … Read more

Why do cats purr?

this happy tabby is wondering why do cats purr

There’s little more satisfying than a cat sitting on your lap, contently purring away like a tractor. But if you’ve ever found yourself wondering why cats purr, you’re not alone. We’ve asked the “why do cats purr?” question too. Especially after finding out cats mostly meow just to talk to humans. Mind blown. So why … Read more

Putting a Pet to Sleep: When is Euthanasia Humane?

This Labrador is being put to sleep to end the suffering of terminal illness.

Putting a pet to sleep can be devastating. You’re saying goodbye to your beloved companion. It’s not an easy decision. In addition to feelings of grief and loss, there will most likely also be feelings of doubt and even guilt. However, sometimes it might be the most humane thing to do for your pet. When … Read more

Labrador Personality and Profile: Top Dog Breeds in NZ

Golden labrador retriever with a friendly personality and tongue out.

At the very top of the top dog breeds in New Zealand, Labrador Retrievers are a firm favourite with Kiwis across the country. And it’s easy to see why. That Labrador personality is impossible not to love. Plus, they’re a family-appropriate dog choice. To celebrate the most popular dog in the country, we thought the … Read more

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