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Pawshake: Why use a pet sitter?

Pawshake: Why use a pet sitter?

Posted by Pawshake on 20th Jul 2021

Why use a pet sitter? Hiring a pet sitter is a great solution when you are busy with work or heading away on a holiday. With summer only weeks away and many of us jumping in the car to enjoy … read more

How to ease puppy biting

How to ease puppy biting

Posted by Pawshake on 20th Jul 2021

How to ease puppy biting Is it normal for a puppy to bite? Puppies bite and nip as they grow and develop, however, it’s important to train them early during the teething stage. Training … read more

The truth about cat allergens

The truth about cat allergens

Posted by PetDirect on 20th Jul 2021

Humans can be sensitive to a different number of allergens that when summed all together present an additive effect called the “total allergen load”. When an individual has increa … read more

The myth of "Hypoallergenic Cats"

The myth of "Hypoallergenic Cats"

Posted by PetDirect on 20th Jul 2021

There is a common belief that some breeds of cats, especially hairless breeds, are ‘hypoallergenic’. The popular belief is that ‘hypoallergenic’ means ‘allergen- … read more

Bravecto: Wondering if your dog has fleas?

Bravecto: Wondering if your dog has fleas?

Posted by PetDirect on 20th Jul 2021

Most dogs pick up fleas at least once in their lifetime. Fleas are the most common external parasite found on dogs, and whether you live in the city or the country, there are plenty of oppor … read more

Bravecto: 9 signs your cat has fleas

Bravecto: 9 signs your cat has fleas

Posted by PetDirect on 20th Jul 2021

No doubt, cats are probably one of the cleanest creatures on earth. If you’ve ever watched your cat groom, then you know it can do this for what seems like hours on end. Most cats spen … read more

Interactive play time with your cat

Interactive play time with your cat

Posted by PetDirect on 20th Jul 2021

Cats do not get enough exercise, especially indoor cats, so they need plenty of mental and physical stimulation and that means hunting, or at least engaging in hunting behaviours. Cats need t … read more

Covid 19 Update

Covid 19 Update

Posted by The team at PetDirect on 7th Mar 2021

Dear Pet Parents, As of 6am on the 7th March Auckland is at alert level 2 and the rest of NZ is at alert level 1.PetDirect will continue to dispatch your furry friends orders, we have all pa … read more

Keeping your dog safe in the sun

Keeping your dog safe in the sun

Posted by PetDirect on 17th Dec 2020

Summer is a time for adventures, and there’s nothing quite like taking your best furry friend along for the ride. When out for a day at the beach, we take measures to protect ourselves … read more

Christmas Deliveries 2020

Christmas Deliveries 2020

Posted by PetDirect on 7th Dec 2020

Welcome to the festive season As an important PetDirect customer we want to ensure that your pet has all the essentials they need this festive season.To avoid delays please keep the bel … read more

Could your dog's collar be damaging their neck?

Could your dog's collar be damaging their neck?

Posted by Pet Direct on 23rd Nov 2020

Collars are a vital part of dog ownership. They allow you to walk your dog on a leash and they provide a place to hang ID and registration tags. However, it is important to make sure you are … read more

Is your cat overheating?

Is your cat overheating?

Posted by Pet Direct on 16th Nov 2020

When you feel warm or even hot, chances are your cat does, too. And our feline friends can be susceptible to overheating, heatstroke, dehydration and other heat-related illnesses just like us … read more

Caring for dogs with allergies

Caring for dogs with allergies

Posted by Pet Direct on 16th Nov 2020

If you have ever suffered from hay fever, chronic sneezing or a sensitivity to gluten, you’ll understand just how annoying and uncomfortable allergies can be. But allergies aren’t … read more

Bad doggie breath – what can I do?

Bad doggie breath – what can I do?

Posted by Pet Direct on 16th Nov 2020

While we all love the enthusiastic cuddles and kisses we receive from our furry friends, a bad bout of smelly dog breath can really ruin the moment and leave us struggling to get away, fast! … read more

How to work from home as a pet parent

How to work from home as a pet parent

Posted by Pet Direct on 11th Nov 2020

Working from home means a whole new set of distractions, especially of the furry kind. Whilst pets can provide a great excuse for a much needed break during your working day at home, having y … read more

How much exercise do dogs need?

How much exercise do dogs need?

Posted by Pet Direct on 11th Nov 2020

As a dog owner, you’ll know that exercise is an important part of raising a happy and healthy pup. Not only is it fun for your dog (or should be!), but it helps to strengthen the bond b … read more

Best indoor exercises for your dog

Best indoor exercises for your dog

Posted by Pet Direct on 10th Nov 2020

There can be times where us pet parents aren't able to leave the house to exercise our dog as much as we'd like. However, it is still important to make sure your pup is still getting the exer … read more

Top 5 tips for protecting your pet against fleas

Top 5 tips for protecting your pet against fleas

Posted by Pet Direct on 2nd Nov 2020

Fleas are pesky parasites that no pet parent likes to deal with! Not only can they be a nuisance for your cat or dog, but if left untreated they can also infest your home. We've put together … read more

How to get your kitten to use a litter box

How to get your kitten to use a litter box

Posted by Pet Direct on 27th Oct 2020

Kittens are little bundles of joy that spread happiness and warm fuzzies everywhere they go. Along with all the sunshine and rainbows, that come with having a kitten, also comes the poop. Toi … read more

Care guide for your senior cat

Care guide for your senior cat

Posted by Pet Direct on 26th Oct 2020

A cat is considered senior between the ages of 7-10 onwards, and their needs begin to change drastically. Keeping your senior feline healthy and comfortable can be made a lot easier with a fe … read more

How to leash train your puppy

How to leash train your puppy

Posted by Pet Direct on 21st Oct 2020

Once your puppy is ready to go out into the big wide world, it is time to start leash training. Most puppies need time to adjust to the leash and learn what it is all about. If you don’ … read more

Care guide for your adult cat

Care guide for your adult cat

Posted by Pet Direct on 21st Oct 2020

A cat is considered an 'adult' at 12 months of age, and their needs begin to change. Now that you have made it through their kitten stage, you will want to maintain your cat's health to ensur … read more

Dogs living the treat life

Dogs living the treat life

Posted by PetDirect on 19th Oct 2020

Every pet parent knows the satisfying feeling of rewarding their dog with a treat. It is one of the best and easiest ways to make your dog feel at home, tell them they’ve done a good jo … read more

Care guide for your kitten

Care guide for your kitten

Posted by Pet Direct on 14th Oct 2020

So you've got a new member in the family? A fluffy bundle of joy that brings sunshines and rainbows with every purr? Having a new kitten is a very exciting time, but like any new parenting ex … read more

The secret to a happy indoor cat

The secret to a happy indoor cat

Posted by Pet Direct on 13th Oct 2020

All cats need an enriching environment that is similar to the excitement they would experience outdoors. Out in nature, a cat will experience a large variety of engaging experiences, so if y … read more

7 common reasons your pet is gaining weight

7 common reasons your pet is gaining weight

Posted by Pet Direct on 12th Oct 2020

Most of us humans know the feeling of gaining a little extra weight. Whether you’ve hopped on the scale and seen the number go up, or can’t fit into your favourite pair of jeans a … read more

Pet Talk: Cat litter tips from our cat fanatic

Pet Talk: Cat litter tips from our cat fanatic

Posted by Pet Direct on 7th Oct 2020

Pet Direct Customer Service Manager Alecia Deacon is a cat fanatic. With over 25 years experience in the pet industry and 20 years breeding and showing cats, there is not many questions Alec … read more

Tips on bringing your pet to work

Tips on bringing your pet to work

Posted by Pet Direct on 7th Oct 2020

If there’s anything that can make the workday more enjoyable it’s taking your four legged friend with you. With many workplaces across New Zealand becoming pet-friendly, now is t … read more

How flea treatments work

How flea treatments work

Posted by Pet Direct on 30th Sep 2020

It’s one of the most important roles of a pet parent, to make sure our animals are treated for fleas all year round. Now, there are more flea treatment options available than ever, and … read more

Grooming must haves for all dog owners

Grooming must haves for all dog owners

Posted by Pet Direct on 28th Sep 2020

Dogs are the furriest members of the family, and with all that cuteness comes lots of hair! Regular grooming will keep your dog’s shedding in check, keep them looking great and also hel … read more

Animals Like Us

Animals Like Us

Posted by Pet Direct on 24th Sep 2020

Our dogs make us better people. That’s why when it comes to their health and well being, including what we feed them, we want to give them the best. There are more brands of dog food no … read more