Settling your cat into a new country

cat travel

Moving a cat to a new country can be a stressful experience not only for ourselves but for our furry little friends as well. Here are some tips to help you.

Choosing a name for your new Cat or Dog

naming your pet

Where do you start when trying to name your new pet? There are so many cool and unique names to choose from it can make for a difficult job!

2017 Favourite Breed Dog

Labrador Retrievers

The 2017 favourite breed of dog in New Zealand has been announced, and it’s no surprise that the winner is the lovable, enchanting and gorgeous pooch the

Pet insurance

pet insurance

Anyone who has a pet might have heard that you can get pet insurance for your furry friends. However, you may be asking yourself, what is pet insurance?

Training your Kitten

Training your Kitten

Kittens and cats need mental stimulation and activity and by beginning training as soon as possible your kitten will grow to learn to respect the boundaries of your home, learn social skills and it can really help to strengthen the bond you two develop

Stop Your Cat from Scratching

Scratching Post

The primary reason cats scratch is to sharpen their claws. By scratching cats remove the outer sheath of the nail, sharpening it. Scratching is also a good way for cars to stretch, loosen up muscles and tendons

Microchipping Cats and Dogs, What is involved in New Zealand?

Vet getting ready to check Kitten

Rather than using collars or tags that can be removed or lost, microchips are permanent and provided it is correctly inserted by a trained professional, it should last for the life of your pet. Most SPCAs, vets and pounds have microchip scanners to identify your pet’s microchip number.

Cats and Dogs for Allergy Sufferers

Hairless breeds produce less allergens

Many people claim that there are breeds of cats or dogs that are hypoallergenic, this is not completely true. No pet is completely hypoallergenic, but there are some breeds that produce less allergens than others and incite fewer reactions in allergy sufferers.

What pets can I bring into New Zealand?

Chinchilla's from Great Britain can come to New Zealand

New Zealand has a strict and uncompromising approach to the relocation of pets into New Zealand and not every pet is able to enter New Zealand. Make sure you know what you can bring.

How to stop your cat from catching birds

transport a cat to another country

Here are some measures you can take to reduce (or, if you’re lucky, even prevent) your cats unwanted habits from occurring.