3 “Ugly Cat Breeds” That Make Lovely Pets

sphynx is often considered an ugly cat breed

Ugly cat breeds. Is there such a thing? Ultimately, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. However, we’ve seen people searching online and actively looking for ugly cat breeds – so either it’s a case of “cute to me, ugly to you” or people are just loving the idea of having a stereotypically “ugly” … 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

Pet Vaccinations and Schedules in NZ

pet get getting vaccinations at the vet

We know, we know. MORE vaccination talk. But this time, it’s pet vaccinations. Just like the COVID vaccinations, pet vaccinations are there to keep our animals safe from potentially deadly viruses and bacteria. As pet parents we know animals aren’t too discerning about what they sniff, eat, and play in. All kinds of diseases basically … Read more

IVDD in Dachshunds (and Other Dogs)

Brown Dachshund - their long backs make them susceptible to IVDD

Many purebred dog breeds are prone to certain health conditions as a result of selective breeding because it reduces genetic variation. IVDD in Dachshunds is a good example, as one that’s more commonly reported. IVDD – or intervertebral disc disease – is a degenerative spinal condition in dogs. Certain breeds like the Dachshund are more … Read more

Puppy Health Care Milestones – The 1st Year

yorkie puppy being vaccinated at vet

If you’ve recently brought a puppy into your life, you’re in for a fun journey of learning, bonding, and lots of laughs. All the playtime aside, how do you know what puppy health care milestones you must work through to ensure your fur kid gets the absolute best start in life? To give your pup … Read more

Can Animals Get Coronavirus?

can animals get coronavirus from humans? Yes

Can animals get coronavirus? When the global pandemic first hit, there were many questions that went unanswered around exactly who could get COVID-19 and who could spread it. It’s something us animal lovers have asked about for a while – as you’ll know if you’ve read our article on COVID-19 in animals. The short answer … Read more

What’s a Cat Café Anyway?

two women at a table in cat cafe

If you’ve heard of the cat café concept, you’re either absolutely delighted at it, or completely mystified. But believe it or not, they’ve taken off and are becoming more and more common worldwide. If you’re still lost, don’t worry, we’re here to walk you through evvvverything cat café related. And if you’re already a cat … Read more