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“With a knick knack paddy wack give a dog a bone”

Are Bones Safe to Feed Dogs? Dogs consider a bone a prized possession, but how do you know which bones are safe? Should you give in to those pitiful eyes begging for your leftover bone from dinner? It’s tempting to share your scraps, especially when they’re barbecue...

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Your dog’s diet and nutrition

Feeding your canine companion Proper nutrition is essential for the health and well-being of all pets. A balanced, high quality diet can actually increase their life expectancy. Your furry friend probably loves a lot of the same foods you do, and they are happy to eat...

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Talking Cat

As devoted cat parents, or underpaid domestic staff, we all want to do our best to make sure our feline charges are happy campers. But in order to do that well, we need to understand what our cat is trying to say. Cat talk and cats’ non-verbal messages are sometimes puzzling for us mere humans.

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‘Nice’ eating habits – Coprophagia

Dogs eating their doo, coprophagia, is not pleasant, but it is not necessarily detrimental to your dog’s health. However, as there can be numerous causes for coprohpagia your veterinarian should always be consulted.

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Benefits of Doggie Day Care

Many dogs are left home alone all day while we are at work. Lack of interaction for long periods of time can lead to barking, disobedience, and stress. An alternative to leaving your dog at home during the day is dog daycare. Read on to see the benefits of doggie day care.

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Dogs enjoy holidays

Study claims canines find the change of scenery in kennels ‘exciting’. According to research, dogs might actually find these holiday camps exciting places to visit.

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Holiday Planning – Cats and Cars

Off on a holiday? Moving house? Working away from home for a while? Your feline friend might need to come and stay in our cattery while you can’t be there with them. Here are a few helpful tips on driving Miss Feline.

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Benefits of Doggie Daycare

Dogs need time and attention, as well as plenty of exercise. Dogs also need company. They are social animals and bad habits can result from loneliness and boredom. Keeping this in mind we’ve put together a list of the benefits of doggie daycare.

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Travelling NZ in a Campervan with your Dog

Travelling NZ in a campervan with your dog can be done. The key is research, preparation and flexibility. Taking your pet will close many doors and you may find it easier to book your dog at a boarding kennel, but read on …..

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Tips For Travelling With Your Dog

If you missed the boat on finding a reliable pet-sitter, or you didn’t organise booking into a kennels early enough, you may be travelling with your dog. With proper preparation and planning, however, your trip can be stress free and you may get invited back again.

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Pet Insurance

When things go wrong for our pets, it can get expensive: surgical costs, treatments, medicines, X-rays, tests. What to do? One option is pet insurance. Is it worth it?

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Stray Dogs

We know that if your dog got lost, you’d want whoever found your dog to make every effort to find you, or take your pet to a vet if thy were injured. We understand you’d want to return the favour. At the same time, be reasonable about how much you can afford to do for stray dogs if no owners show up.

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Flea Treatment

Fleas are much, much more than just a nuisance. For the sake of your cat and your family, preventing fleas is much better, and easier, than treating for illnesses from fleas.

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Why Leave Your Cat In A Cattery?

As a cat owner, you know the dilemma you face about where to keep your pet when you’re away. Don’t leave your cat to get stressed. Quality catteries are good for cats.

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Working Full Time And Owning A Dog

People need to work, but a full-time job need not be an insurmountable obstacle if you can arrange care for your dog when you can’t be there. Just as working parents have to make child care arrangements, so do responsible dog owners.

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Do I Need to Vaccinate My Pet?

Keeping your pet’s vaccinations up to date could save their life. As responsible boarding kennels owners, all cats and dogs staying with us, whether as short-term or long-term guests, are required to be vaccinated.

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What Not To Feed Your Dog

You’ve got big brown eyes following your every move. But hold on! Be tough! Not all human foods are safe for your dog. Here is what not to feed your dog.

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Dogs Are Good For You

If you need a reason to become a dog lover, how about their ability to help protect kids from asthma, allergies and obesity and the rest of us from depression.

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Can My Dog Eat Grains?

Can my dog eat grains? Yes. There are quality, meat-based dry foods that contain grains. The quality, amount & kind of grain you feed your pet is the key.

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What Is The Best Food For My Pet?

Raw food diets are becoming more popular, but their benefits are controversial. There’s no such thing as one best brand or type of food that all pets do well on. We believe the best food you can feed your pet is the freshest, most natural food you can afford to support your pet’s overall health, well-being, and vitality.

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How to Ease Separation Anxiety

Separation anxiety is a problem many dogs and dog owners face. There are many options available to dog owners to help limit stress, and in most cases a balanced approach is highly effective.

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