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It's Not A FAD It's A Flea Allergy Dermatitis

December 05, 2016 Heather Murphy

It is said that the annual global spend for treating fleas via prescriptions is worth $4 billion dollars, and that flea related vet bills estimate at around $2.8 billion dollars. It’s big business keeping your pet flea-free. This blog will help you understand the flea which in turn will help you eliminate them.   A little bit about the pesky flea:   Flightless, wingless insects but man can they jump!  Fifty times their body length to be exact, that’s like us jumping 90 metres! There are 2500 species of fleas. Some exclusively feed/breed on a single host group, others are...


The Top Three Reasons Your Dog Goes To The Vet?

November 07, 2016 Heather Murphy

Do you know what the top three reasons for a vet visit are? If your dog suffers from them you’ll probably already know!   According to VPI (Veterinary Pet Insurance) data from 2012 the top 3 reasons for canines needing a visit to the vet are:  Atopic or Allergic Dermatitis Otitis Externa (ear inflammations) Pyoderma (hot spots)   2012 was the first time that allergies have topped the list. Allergic reactions, or an intolerance to a particular allergen can present in many different forms: Undercarriage rashes Underarm rashes Welts Pustules, pimples, itchy spots Rashes between the toes Hot spots Ear infections Itchy dogs...


Do Dogs Get Hangry Too?

October 10, 2016 Heather Murphy

Ever had that feeling when you get grumpy for no real reason and then you realise you are hungry? Introduce hangry - quickly resolved with some food! So what do you think - do dogs experience hangry too? I've been having a few issues with my girls of late. Bhindi 4 year old, would start attacking Coco 10 year old at night time - and only at night time!  During the day they are best friends, sitting next to each other on one bed in the sun outside,    running and chasing each other (both ways) on our twice daily...


Be Prepared For Your Pet - 4 things you need to do now!

September 07, 2016 Heather Murphy

The Prepared Pet! Being in NZ, living on fault-lines, near volcanoes or flood plains really means we should be thinking of the 'What if" scenario.  Are you prepared?  Not just for yourself but for you pet too? What if we had another devastating earthquake - we've all seen the effects of Christchurch 5 years ago and the devastation that unfolded, with the hundreds of displaced pets. Be prepared for your pet! Water: Living in Wellington (and right on top of the fault line) we all know that we should have a supply of water that lasts 100 days! That's a lot of...


Big & Small We Walk Them All

July 30, 2016 Heather Murphy

  Our Guest blogger this month is from a Professional Dog Walker, who gives us some inside knowledge of the dog walking business and the value it has for your dog. - James Nepia from Kuri Companion - A day in the life of a dog walker.  One of the main reasons I got into the dog walking was for the dogs. Having worked in the dog industry for over 3 years at that point, I saw a need for reliable socialisation services in Wellington City. Coming from a background in daycare, and dog walking in London, a dog walking company seemed like the next...