How Do I Get My Dog to Eat Dry Food?

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Dogs have a voracious appetite most of the time. But every now and again a fussy dog refuses to eat kibble. If your dog is having trouble eating dry food, whetting their appetite will usually get the ball rolling. If you’ve come to this article by searching ‘how to get my dog to eat dry … Read more

Common Health Issues Found in Boxers

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Several dog breeds have health issues common to them, and here we’re going to focus on Boxer dog health issues. We’ll delve into which are the most common, signs to spot early and how you can help keep your Boxer healthy.   Having a healthy dog is important for so many reasons – it means your … Read more

Kennel Cough Outbreak in NZ: How to Protect Your Dog

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You may have heard there’s been an outbreak of kennel cough in New Zealand. With surges occurring nationwide, dog owners are being urged to be extra cautious. But how serious is kennel cough (also called canine cough), what are the symptoms, and how is it treated? Here’s everything you need to know about kennel cough … Read more

Pet Insurance vs Savings: Which is Best?

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A pet care plan is a wonderful way to help protect your beloved fur baby’s health and your finances. People often ponder about the pet insurance vs savings dilemma, though. If you were to put away money every month in a bank account as a contingency for future vet bills, would you still need pet … Read more

Cat Toilet Training on the Loo – Goodbye Poop Scoop. Yes, No, Maybe?

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We share our homes and our hearts with our cats. And as it happens some pet parents have started taking the leap and are sharing their toilets too. That’s right, training your cat to use the toilet is totally a real thing. In case you’re unclear (which is perfectly normal), we’re referring to teaching meowser … Read more

Choosing the Doggy Daycare Your Doggy Deserves

hip dysplasia in dogs can start in puppies this young

If you hate having to leave your beloved furball home while you head off to work, a doggy daycare is a fantastic alternative. Doggy daycare is not just for those of us who work away from home – even if we work from home our pups can benefit from the extra stimulation and play a … Read more

What is the Cutest Dog in the World?

The cutest dog in the world is a rather subjective thing to consider. Since there’s no official competition to vote on it, there’s no official title (yet). And with no definitive answer, we’ve taken it upon ourselves and rounded up the cutest dogs in the world according to three categories.  It must be said that … Read more

How To Choose The Right Dog Breed For You

What are the best dog breeds? That comes down to who you ask. Dog breeds are very much a matter of personal preference, and usually the best choice depends on the pet parents’ lifestyle. For instance, those of us with an active lifestyle and a big yard might prefer a high energy pup like a … Read more

Can Dogs Sleep Outside? Or Is Inside Better?

black labrador dog sleeps outside on wooden deck in garden

New dog owners often wonder whether dogs can sleep outside safely. Although loads of us invite our pooches into bed for a snuggle, some pet parents prefer their dogs to sleep outside. Many of us like the idea of the dog barking if there’s an intruder or something suspicious nearby, acting as our early warning … Read more

Virtual Vet Consultations: Why They’re Useful

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Virtual vet consultations are on the rise and for good reason. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the use of online consultations for everything in NZ from doctors to psychiatrists. We’re making the most of technology to reduce our time spent running around for tasks that need to be ticked off but aren’t considered emergencies. So … Read more

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