Showing posts from April, 2016

Dog Altercation: Dog Bite Wound

I think it is important to note that no one is a perfect dog owner, no matter how they portray themselves to be. I was apprehensive to write about this incident because I didn't want either dog to look bad, or for myself to look bad. However, I think it is important to share failures and hard times as well as the good to help others who may be going through a similar situation. Warning this post does contain pictures of blood and wounds.

We are not 100% on the details, but my mother returned home from work to find a half mauled wild rabbit in the backyard, Chico with a small graze on his lip and Diego with a puncture wound in his chest. We don't really have any idea on how this all happened, who ate the rabbit, who attacked who first, but we are under the impression that somehow Diego and Chico had an altercation on who would eat the rabbit and Diego ended up with Chico's canine teeth in his chest. This has caused quite a large, deep puncture in his chest. Luckily, there i…

Mega Lucky Dip Dog Toys

Recently I have realised that I don't have much toys for Diego where we can tug of war, or play without it being fetch. Since he usually destroys every other type of toy in seconds, he now only has Kongs and balls. However, we recently moved to Whanganui where he shares a house with Chico and my younger sister and thought that some more playful toys were needed. I also hoped that Diego might have calmed down a bit from the last time we had soft toys.

I was browsing some pet related sites and came across the most perfect thing from Puss & Pooch. It is called the Mega Lucky Dip and in each package there is a different assortment of 5 - 6 toys. These toys are a range of heavy duty canvas, rope and natural rubber toys. There is a variety of photos online that shows what potentially you might get, but it does range. I love the excitement of this package turning up and finding out what is inside.

The price would be over $100 if sold at recommended retail price, however you can buy i…

National Adopt a Greyhound Month

Hey! April is Adopt a Greyhound Month and if you follow us on any of our social media, you would know that my mum has adopted a Greyhound within the last year. She adopted Chico, formerly Bailey, on November 20th 2015, so it now has been officially six months of owning her first Greyhound.

Chico was adopted through Greyhounds as Pets (GAP) which is a organisation that helps rescue, and rehome former racing Greyhounds that have retired from the track. One of the main requirements was that the Greyhound we were to adopt needed to be cat safe as my mother owns three. Luckily for us, Chico is so cat safe that he is scared of the cats. Once when we were out walking he even pressed noses with a random cat on our path.

Chico came to us freshly off the track. He hadn't been into a foster home yet, and so therefore everything was new to him. Those first few weeks were difficult to say the least, especially because this was our first experience with a retired Greyhound. Chico spent most of …

Treat Review: K9Natural Lamb Hearts

Hey! I was recently on the lookout for a treat to give Diego that was not long lasting, but also not something that would disappear in seconds, just a treat that sat somewhere in the middle of those extremes. I went to a local pet store and picked up these K9Natural Lamb Heart Snacks as I hadn't previously tried them and thought they fit the above criteria quite well. Let me give you a run down on my thoughts.
First off, these are freeze-dried lamb hearts, nothing more added. I love products like this, that are just 100% what they say they are. The lamb is also New Zealand raised. The benefit of lamb hearts is that it is super high in protein and iron but low in carbohydrates. The pack itself is 80gms worth, and contains a fair few individual heart pieces. I purchased mine from Animates for $14.95

A major point that I need to raise from the beginning is that these STINK. If I grab them with my fingers, a couple of hand washes in, I will still be able to smell the distinct odour…

National Pet Day: 3 Things Pets Give Me

Today, the day I am writing this, it is National Pet Day in New Zealand. The day I am posting it however, it is no longer National Pet Day in New Zealand, but a lot of the world it will be. That still counts right?

I have been thinking about jotting down this idea into a blog post for a while now, and decided that National Pet Day was a good excuse to finally hit fingers to keyboard to get the idea out into the world. Obviously pets are a big part of my life, and if you are reading this, probably a big part of yours too. Recently, I have become increasingly aware of the awesome things that pets give us, and want to share some with you all.

Friendlier Version of Yourself
When you are out walking alone, it isn't many a person that will say hello when passing you on the street, but the minute you have a dog everyone says hello to everyone. I walk to and from work each day (a round trip of about one and a half hours) and I only get one hello. It's from a guy walking his dog. I then…

Interview with Eezapet

Hey, if you are new to the blog, each month we feature local and small pet businesses and interview the owners to find out more about them and what they are offering. This is a great way to find out more about small local businesses that you may have otherwise not known about, but also to get some inspiration if you are wanting to get into the pet industry.

This month we have Heather from Eezapet. Eezapet is a health care balm that can be used on a range of different skin problems on a range of different animals. It is an easy to apply balm that can be used to relieve the itch associated with hot spots, allergies and rashes of all kinds including mange. It is also a great product to put onto white furred pets as sunburn relief. It is also 100% natural! I used this product a couple of years ago on Asha, a miniature schnauzer when he was having terrible skin problems, and it cleared it up in days! This was after trying a couple of different vet recommended ointments. I definitely recomm…