Dog Teeth Cleaning and Dental Hygiene

dog teeth need regular cleaning like this collie's teeth which look healthy close up

We humans learn from an early age that brushing our teeth twice a day is non-negotiable. But when it comes to dog teeth cleaning – with with dog toothpaste, of course – many pet parents are clueless. In fact, we’d guess many (most?) dog owners never brush their dog’s teeth. If you’re guilty of neglecting … Read more

How Do Cat Microchips Work? We Explain

Cat microchips only take a few seconds to implant.

Cat microchips are fast becoming the new normal, catching up with their dog microchip cousin. However, while microchipping is mandatory for all dogs in New Zealand, in a lot of our regions microchips aren’t a legal must-have for cats. That said, you’ll probably find almost every cat and his neighbour has, or will soon have, … Read more

How Long Do Cats Live For? Find Out Here!

This pet parent is researching how long do cats live?

How long do cats live for? It’s a significant question for many Kiwis when planning to become a first time pet owner. For instance, a puss with a five-year lifespan requires vastly different spending to one likely to live for 20 years. For example, knowing your furry friend’s potential lifespan gives insight into your financial planning … Read more

Dog Vision: Can Dogs See Colour? We Answer

Dog vision has evolved out of biological needs.

Dog vision is a topic that at once begs the question ‘can dogs see colour’? It’s a perplexing one, because although our dog’s right here, he or she can’t let the cat out of the bag. So, to speak. And despite that wagging tail and the high-tech world around us, a dog translator device has … Read more

How Were Cats Domesticated? We Explore

We look at how were cats domesticated to arrive at this modern day feline.

How were cats domesticated? It’s an interesting question because the facts are still being debated. Animal experts, scientists and historians can’t seem to agree on when or where our contemporary feline came about. Although no one’s quite able to let the cat out of the bag, there are plausible theories, in fact, some agree more … Read more

Maltese Dog Personality, History and Facts

Maltese are devoted and loving dogs.

The Maltese dog may be on the small side, but it sure packs a punch when it comes to a big heart. Extremely devoted and loving, these perky pups love to be at your side every minute of the day, or better still on your lap. Maltese may look like characters straight out of a … Read more

My Dog Bit Me – What Should I Do About It?

my dog bit me like this rottweiler biting a hand then corrective actions are needed

If you’re faced with the question “my aggressive dog bit me, what should I do about it” then you probably already know that you need to take action, fast. Luckily, a dog who bit you very rarely is a lost cause. There are a lot of reasons that dogs bite, and in many cases, it … Read more

Dogs of Instagram From New Zealand

Fill your feed with dogs of Instagram!

Social media is all about how many followers and hashtags you have plus what filters you apply, right? Well, yes, but only to a certain extent. Especially when we’re talking pets… Five dogs of Instagram accounts have our attention right now, ranging from brand ambassadors to outdoor adventurers. While some of these pups have followers … Read more

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