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Spoodle: The Social Butterfly Of Dogs

Dog breeders are always trying to combine the perfect parts of dog breed personalities to make the perfect pup for the situation. In this instance, they really managed to strike gold with the Spoodle. The adorable Spoodle is the world’s #1 designer dog breed in many ways, including being the first designer dog breed ever … Read more

Separation Anxiety in Pets: How to Help Them

Separation anxiety in pets is happening with this cranky grey cat

Our recent periods of social isolation thanks to COVID meant more quality time at home with our furry or feathery friends. Now things have changed, it’s no wonder separation anxiety in pets is a rising concern in New Zealand. In fact, shelters around the country (and globally) saw pet adoptions increase as people looked for … 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

5 Different Cat Breeds and Their Personalities

different cat breeds have different personalities

Ever wondered how many different cat breeds there are? Depending on which cat group you subscribe to, the answer will be different. According to The International Cat Association (TICA) there are 71 different cat breeds. While the Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) drops this number by nearly half, saying there are just 45. Coming in just … Read more

Pet Proofing Your Home for a Happy Household

pet proofing your home will stop your cat getting up on the table

Like all good mums and dads know, baby-proofing your home is step #1 on the road to good parenting. And pet parenting is no different. Pet proofing your home is not just for your pet. It’s for your peace of mind. No one wants woof or meow eating strange and un-diet-y foods or objects that … Read more

How to Keep Your Dog Safe at the Beach

knowing how to keep your dog safe at the beach is easy with these tips

Festive season and beaches go hand in hand – and it’s normally a family affair. That includes the pets, as far as we’re concerned. Or some of them, anyway. Most pooches adore a trip to the beach to swim, play frisbee, and sunbathe with their humans. And we love having them there too! To keep … Read more

Why Do Dogs Eat Grass? We Answer…

why dogs eat grass like this is a good question

Why dogs eat grass is something most pup parents wonder about. And what’s more, why do they seem to enjoy it so much? It can’t be easy nibbling on wafer-thin fronds of fresh greens so tiny and delicate that energy consumption per blade must surely outweigh energy gained? Yet Bella seems wholeheartedly committed to keeping … Read more

Managing Separation Anxiety in Birds

separation anxiety in birds can be troubling for everyone

­Separation anxiety is a commonly used term for dogs, and cats to a lesser degree. However, it’s less understood in birds. Bird owners and animal lovers alike are often surprised to hear separation anxiety is a real issue for birds too. While they might not be barking and bothering neighbours (see ‘why do dogs bark‘) … Read more

Pet Safety and Fireworks this Holiday Season

pet safety and fireworks can help dogs like this be happy

Understanding pet safety and fireworks, then ensuring we get it right, is near the top of our to do list this festive season. While we hunker down to plan a holiday itinerary for Christmas and New Year’s Eve, let’s do the same around fireworks safety. Because fireworks equal loud bangs and sad/scared woofs and meows. … Read more

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