10 Common Dog Breed Health Problems

dog breed health problems are more common in certain breeds

If you’re looking for dog breeds without health problems you might be in a bit of a pickle. This is because dog breed health problems can happen to all dogs, whether they’re pedigreed or mongrel. Having said this, you can help buffer your beloved pup from medical issues it’s prone to – especially when you … Read more

National Cat Day: 29 October

blonde woman reading with her cat on national cat day

National Cat Day is almost upon us! Cat lovers, your time arrives on the 29th of October. It’s a good excuse to celebrate everything cat, from their cute little toe beans to their special happy purr. Whether this year you’re thinking of adopting a new furry friend, spoiling the cat-shaped love of your life with … Read more

Older Dogs for Adoption: Pros and Cons

older dogs for adoption in nz can bring joy

They say you can’t treat an old dog new tricks, but that’s not true. Older dogs for adoption tend to get shifted to the back of the queue and perhaps this misnomer is why. This and the fact that most people want a cute, fluffy puppy. In truth, an older dog can bring just as … Read more

Google 3D Animals Makes Choosing a Pet Easier

view of Pomeranian on Google 3D animals

Have you heard about Google 3D animals? It’s augmented reality (AR) that you can experience anywhere – even the comfort of your own home. You don’t need special 3D or AR goggles either. All you need is your smartphone. Imagine choosing your pet using Google 3D animals… You won’t have to imagine if a Labrador … Read more

Cat Movie Viewing: What’s Your Favourite?

Cat movie viewing with cat on the couch

What do you get when you combine two of the best things in life? You get a cat movie! That’s right, we all know cats are one of the best things in life. Another is dogs, of course, but for the purpose of this article we’re mostly looking at cats. Now onto the second best … Read more

Pets and Breakups: How To Navigate Them

man and woman arguing with dog lying between them. Breakups are hard on pets

When a relationship goes south, it isn’t just the humans who are affected. It’s hard on the furkids too. The logistics involved with pets and breakups can be difficult to navigate for everyone. Who gets to keep the dogs and cats? Will they move out with one partner? What about their new living space? How … Read more

Rottweiler: Gentle Giant and Guard Dog Supreme

blonde woman sitting with her Rottweiler face to face

The Rottweiler is probably one of the most recognisable dogs worldwide because they have quite the reputation. Though their sheer size can sometimes seem intimidating, these working dogs are incredibly loving and intelligent. However, they do need to be matched with the right pet parents for the happiness and safety of everyone. Read more about … Read more

National Pet Obesity Day in NZ

obese black and white cat on grass as head image for national pet obesity day

National Pet Obesity Day is on 13 October and here’s the thing: it’s not about celebrating obese pets. Instead, it’s about raising awareness around the risks involved with pet obesity. National Pet Obesity Day is a great excuse to take a good honest look at your pet’s weight and condition, then come up with a … Read more

How To Stop Your Dog Pulling on the Lead

pet owner wonders 'how to stop your dog pulling on the lead?'

Ever desperately wondered how to stop your dog pulling on the lead? Perhaps after happily leaving the house for a gentle stroll, only to have your arm dislocated? We realise it’s not always that bad. At worst, many of us just look silly to bystanders as our perky pup pulls us who-knows-where. Kind of like … Read more

Protecting Pets if You Catch COVID-19

preventing coronavirus in dogs and cats is important

These days it’s impossible to sneeze or get a sore throat without thinking of COVID-19. If you’re a parent you think about your kids getting it, and as a pet parent you wonder if your furkids are at risk. Does coronavirus in dogs and cats pose a threat and can animals get coronavirus? The simple … Read more