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The myth of "Hypoallergenic Cats"

The myth of "Hypoallergenic Cats"

Posted by PetDirect on 21st Jan 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

The truth about cat allergens

The truth about cat allergens

Posted by cherie@petdirect.co.nz BigCommerce on 21st Jan 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

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

How to ease puppy biting

How to ease puppy biting

Posted by Pawshake on 23rd Nov 2020

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

Pawshake: Why use a pet sitter?

Pawshake: Why use a pet sitter?

Posted by Pawshake on 20th Nov 2020

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

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

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

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

5 reasons your cat is avoiding their litter box

5 reasons your cat is avoiding their litter box

Posted by Pet Direct on 16th Sep 2020

There’s nothing more frustrating than when your cat stops using their litter box. Most times, your cat isn’t going outside of their litter box just to spite you. Medical issues su … read more

The secret to stress free pets

The secret to stress free pets

Posted by Pet Direct on 8th Sep 2020

Looking after a pet with stress or anxiety can be hard on both you and your furry friend. In fact, up to 77% of pets suffer from stress and anxiety, many from very common triggers such as so … read more

Beco: Behind the brand

Beco: Behind the brand

Posted by PetDirect on 2nd Sep 2020

BECO: The Award-Winning Pet Company That’s Flying The Flag For Sustainability Beco Founder George Bramble joins us for a Q&A to explain the ethos ‘Behind The Brand&rsqu … read more

Getting your pet ready for spring

Getting your pet ready for spring

Posted by PetDirect on 28th Aug 2020

Spring is just around the corner! And for our four legged friends this means lots of walks, playing and exploring is just waiting to be had. Even cats enjoy more outside time during spring d … read more

Why Hill's pet food?

Why Hill's pet food?

Posted by PetDirect on 14th Aug 2020

We all want the best diet for our pets but choosing the best diet can sometimes be quite difficult. Let’s take a look at why Hill’s Pet Nutrition diets are a great choice for you … read more

Why feed a premium food?

Why feed a premium food?

Posted by PetDirect on 14th Aug 2020

We all love our pets and would like them to be their healthiest selves and live for as long as possible– even forever if we could make it so! Accordingly, we want to feed them nothing … read more

Covid 19 Update - Level 1

Covid 19 Update - Level 1

12th Aug 2020

Dear Pet Parents,With alert Level 1 we have all paws on deck to ensure that all your pet needs are leaving our warehouse quick smart. As always, all orders placed before 4pm on weekdays will be dis … read more

Biologically Appropriate Pet Food

Biologically Appropriate Pet Food

28th Jul 2020

What does biologically appropriate mean?When pet foods began to be mass produced, the focus was on convenience. Kibble made it easy for people to bring pet food home and store it in a pantry or shed. … read more

Obesity in pets: What part does nutrition play?

Obesity in pets: What part does nutrition play?

17th Jul 2020

‘You are what you eat’, right? But in the case of our pets, it’s more so that ‘they are what we feed them’!Pet obesity is a real problem all over the world and a major health concern, with studies in … read more

How to leash train your puppy

How to leash train your puppy

8th Jul 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’t take the ti … read more

Your most Googled cat questions answered

Your most Googled cat questions answered

24th Jun 2020

Cats are amazing creatures, from their incredible athletic skills to their graceful demeanour. It's no wonder these beautiful pets raise a lot of questions. Many studies have been done on domestic fel … read more

Tips on bringing your pet to work

Tips on bringing your pet to work

19th Jun 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 the time to see if … read more

The secret to a happy indoor cat

The secret to a happy indoor cat

18th Jun 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 you’ve de … read more

Should you really groom your puppy?

Should you really groom your puppy?

29th May 2020

A common question I get asked at my grooming salon is “should I groom my puppy”? My reply is that grooming isn’t just about making your dog look and smell great, it’s also an important part of his o … read more

Puppies need schedules too, here's why

Puppies need schedules too, here's why

22nd May 2020

Puppies sure are cute. But raising one can certainly have it’s challenges.Creating a schedule and sticking to it helps your puppy settle into your home but also helps everyone in the family understa … read more

Care guide for your kitten

Care guide for your kitten

18th May 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 experien … read more

Care guide for your adult dog

Care guide for your adult dog

18th May 2020

So you made it through the puppy stage, congratulations! Now your dog is officially an adult, you will be wanting to maintain their health to ensure they go into their 'senior' years as healthy as the … read more