Archive for the ‘Petpeople’ Category


Summer: Dogs

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
Dogs remain as eager to play as ever in warmer weather and with summer on the way it’s worth remembering that, as they can only regulate their body temperature by panting, they’re susceptible to heat stroke. Here are

Why does my cat need to knead?

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
As part of a series of investigating the quirks of pet behaviour, we examine the feline urge to paw and prod. Most cat owners know what it’s like to be kneaded. Using their front paws and alternating between right an

Pet safety: Summer BBQ

Thursday, January 11th, 2018
In the summertime, our pets can often appear to enjoy a BBQ just as much as we do. The opportunity to be surrounded by lots of meat sizzling away, smelling fantastic and tasting great can prove irresistible. However, it

Dementia in pets

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018
Dementia affects around 63,000 people in New Zealand and animal experts believe it can affect our pets, too. Does dementia exist in animals? In a nutshell, yes. It’s usually known as cognitive dysfunction syndrome (CDS

Overcoming pet obesity

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
Whether it’s lack of exercise or overfeeding, sometimes our pets seem to add a few extra kilos on around the stomach. Although a little bit of weight gain isn’t a huge problem, it can lead to pet obesity which itself

Why does my dog drool?

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
As a dog owner, you’re sure to have left the house on at least one occasion wearing an unwelcome accessory – doggy slobber. And while it’s completely natural, it can be puzzling; why do our pooches, and especiall

Have you ever wondered why your dog might smell?

Thursday, November 30th, 2017
Does your pooch let off an odour that is sometimes unbearable to be around? No matter how much you adore and cherish your little four-legged friends, an overpowering stench is one thing that needs to change about them!

Keeping your house clean with pets

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017
Owning a pet can lead to a messy house, whether it’s because of their shedding or the fact that they bring unwanted mud and dirt in from the outside. In any case, it can be quite embarrassing having guests around when

Dogs and shedding hair

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017
Dogs shed in an effort to get rid of old or damaged hair. The amount they shed often depends on the breed and health of the dog. Although it is a natural occurrence for dogs, excessive shedding might be cause for concern

Bushfire safety

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
Are you and your pets ready for bushfires this summer? Bushfires are extremely dangerous and threaten homes and lives of both humans and animals. Having a plan of action in case of an emergency is essential to getting ou