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
Check out this fantastic write up on PET First Aid from Whanau Living : Continue reading Whanau Living
Temporary Accommodation – Why we should be asking questions!!
We often get calls from people wondering what questions they should ask prior to putting their pets into daycare, kennels and catteries. Understandably so!
As New Zealanders we act like we are afraid to ask in case they are offended or we hurt their feelings by doubting their ability.
BUT many of us will remember the jack russell that was left unattended with a large dog in
Continue reading Temporary Accomodation – Dont be afraid to ask the right questions
I often get asked ‘Laura, what should I have with me when I walk my dog?’
Honestly there is no right answer as it will vary from person to person and dog to dog.
For example, you could take:
Continue reading Walking your Dog