A Happy Ending To A Potentially Lethal Story
This summer has seen an alarming rise in the cases of Karaka Berry poisonings in dogs, with increasing cases reported by vets in January around New Zealand, including multiple deaths. Continue reading Karaka Berry Toxicity in Dogs
I am a relative “Newbie”to the country community (5 years) but I have ties in Kumeu that
go back 30+. I was inspired when talking to some locals to write a “What To Do” information article to help townies like me fit into the community. With the help of Facebook and our community pages I asked for people to come up with some suggestions to make living in the community better for everyone.
Continue reading Country Etiquette
How are your pets coping with the thunder and lightening?
Here are some tips on how to help them?
We’ve had some pretty amazing thunderstorms already this winter and they’re likely to keep on coming.
Some pets will be absolutely fine with the storms and sleep through them; others however can find them VERY frightening! Continue reading Thunderstorms
We have all heard the horrendous stories of children that are bitten by dogs. We hear which breeds are responsible and we all hear whose fault it was: the dog’s, the owner’s, the parent’s, the child’s.
Who is correct? Could it be everyone and no one at the same time?
Many programmes are available, both online and delivered by volunteers, across New Zealand, and they do a great job. But is it enough? Continue reading Paws for Kids Safety
Over 2 million cat videos have been uploaded to YouTube with over 25 Billion views and their category has the highest views per video;
cats are an Internet sensation! Continue reading Grumpy Cat = Happy You!
The Top 3 Tips To Saving A Bird’s Life
There are many ways that birds may end up in desperate need of help. Cats, cars, and windows are just some of the ways that birds are injured, and there are also natural hazards such as ferocious storms that knock youngsters out of nests. When you find a bird in need of help, what you do within the first few minutes can make a huge difference to its odds of survival. These tips are listed in order of priority. Continue reading The Top 3 Tips To Saving A Bird’s Life
How important is it to have trust in the professionals we get to look after our animals? Jo Clough and Laura Purkis believe it is so important that they started PET First Aid & Training (NZ) Ltd in April 2014. Working with two New Zealand vets, they developed a course specifically written for New Zealand and its requirements.
Continue reading Making sure animals get the best care
Warning – Contents of this article are descriptive and may be upsetting to some readers.
Continue reading 1080 Poisoning
Check out this fantastic write up on PET First Aid from Whanau Living : Continue reading Whanau Living