Cats and Babies: The Health Risks

cats and babies can be great friends

Cats and babies can be best of friends with a helping hand from mum and dad. Friendship, whether between humans or animals and humans, is a privilege that comes with a modicum of responsibility. Namely taking care of everyone’s health while nurturing good relations – as the adult, that falls on you. In this article … Read more

Dogs in Hot Cars: Spring Heat Rising

don't leave dogs in hot cars like this

Just nipping into the store to buy milk? Or popping in to an empty cafe for a takeaway flat white? It may seem harmless leaving dogs in hot cars while running the briefest of errands like these, but is it safe? After all, how long is too long? How hot is too hot and at … Read more

Steve the Russian Blue Cat Shares His Tail

Steve the Russian Blue cat and his dad Richard

Steve is a Russian Blue Cat whose trademark is his urge to explore and discover new things. When his cat dad Richard opens any door, whether it’s a door to another room or a cupboard, he can count on Steve to come investigate its contents. Until one recent day, when Steve suddenly stopped eating, playing … Read more

Kiwis Give Up Pets for Adoption

Kiwi pet owner gives up pet for adoption

On-and-off lockdowns and social interaction restrictions have caused a sharp rise in pet adoptions across New Zealand. However, pandemic pressure has also forced many Kiwis to give up pets for adoption – this is the lesser-known story. It’s not all bad news, and you might just be able to play a part in building the … 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

Black Cats: History, Folklore, and Facts

black cat lying on white sofa

Did you know black cats have their very own annual day of appreciation? It’s already passed for this year, but that doesn’t matter because as confirmed cat fanatics we love our midnight coloured friends anytime. We’ll celebrate them always – hence this article! However, we know not everyone feels quite the same. It’s funny, when … Read more

Dog Birthday Cake Recipes, Woof!

A dog birthday cake with candles

Yes, there is such a thing as a dog birthday cake and we have some tail wagging recipes. You can spoil your pooch on their next milestone with many a delectable confection. From a moreish peanut butter cake to meat and veggie concoctions, we’ve recipes to delight a sweet or savoury canine palette. The best … Read more

Are All Ginger Cats Male? Almost, Here’s Why

Are all ginger cats male? No, but this one is.

Are all ginger cats male? We’ve decided to unpack this popular myth and get down to some fun chromosome data, seeing as it’s Ginger Cat Appreciation Day on 1st September. What better time to dispel this widespread misconception than now? In this article, we’ll also debunk another misconception about tabby cats being a cat breed. … Read more

Pampered Pets and How To Spoil Them

pampered persian pet cat sleeping outside

With much of the country (and world) spending more time holed up at home, we’re enjoying increased time with our furry companions. It’s natural these newly pampered pets are getting treated to all kinds of spoils, loving that ‘the humans’ are mostly WFH and spending less time away from them. And that’s part of what … Read more