Summer Is Approaching
Pet Boutique Blog
by Heather Gatland
2M ago
Two more months till Summer!! Dogs love exploring the sights, sounds and smells of our beautiful country. Summer is the best time to make memories with your furry friends and let them enjoy the sun with you. There are plenty of ways you can incorporate your dogs in fun summer activities and we have a guide that will inspire you.   Dog Friendly Cafés Get up bright and early for your caffeine fix while your pooch laps from the water bowls. We have a few favourite locals that are fit for your dogs. First up we have Takapuna Beach Café. The classic beach + café combo is a dream for your dogs ..read more
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Bringing your new cat home
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by Heather Gatland
2M ago
Bringing a new cat home can be scary and stressful, but it’s important to plan and prepare to ensure your newest addition feels safe and right at home! Whether you’re bringing home your first cat or fourth, it’s always a good idea to prepare and make changes to your environment to allow your fur baby to fully integrate and adapt. The team here at Pet Boutique love sharing insight and advice with our lovely fur parents, but please keep in mind that this is not professional advice, and any serious concerns should be brought to a specialist. We also recommend carrying out your own research before ..read more
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Doggie Etiquette
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by Heather Gatland
2M ago
We all want to treat our fur babies to outdoor adventures, and they deserve the best beaches and parks that New Zealand has to offer! However, there are certain rules and etiquettes that must be followed to maintain a worry-free, fun experience for everyone involved. Continue reading to find out how to demonstrate good pet etiquette and ensure that you and your pet make the most of your outdoor adventures!   Check out the rules One of the most important things to do when arriving at a beach or park is to check out the leash laws. There’s typically a sign by the area’s entrance and this is ..read more
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Importance of pet grooming
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by Heather Gatland
2M ago
Even if your furry friend doesn’t look scruffy or messy, there are several benefits to maintaining your pet’s fur and incorporating consistent grooming habits. Grooming will help prevent potential health conditions, leading to a happier, more comfortable life for you and your lovable companion. It also helps to strengthen the bond between pet and parent by showing an extra level of care and consideration towards your cat or dog! Pet grooming doesn’t have to be fancy or take up too much time – simply brushing your pet’s fur twice a week is a good start and will make such a difference in your pe ..read more
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Why should you mentally stimulate your pets?
Pet Boutique Blog
by Heather Gatland
2M ago
We all understand the importance of daily exercise and the positive effects it has on our lovable companions, but what about their mental stimulation? Exercising our pet’s mind is one of the most effective ways of enriching their lives and alleviating any behavioural issues they may be displaying. Not only does it give them something to focus on, but it keeps their instincts sharp which contributes to their overall health and wellbeing. Studies suggest mental stimulation reduces cognitive decline and helps prevent memory loss! Creating an environment that allows cats and dogs to use both their ..read more
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How to Keep Your Pets Happy and Content
Pet Boutique NZ - Blog Posts
by Heather Gatland
2M ago
We understand the importance of keeping every member of your family relaxed and comfortable, especially our loyal companions that are always eager for walks and cuddles! With the help of our trusty Chief Product Tester, Leo, we’ve compiled five important and necessary tips to help keep your favourite furry friends happy and thriving in 2021.   Exercise While this is an obvious suggestion, we thought we’d include it because of how important it is to our pet’s health and wellbeing. Regular exercise through walks, games, and swimming can help keep our loved ones physically and mentally fit ..read more
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Keeping your pet entertained while they’re sick, injured, and elderly
Pet Boutique NZ - Blog Posts
by Heather Gatland
2M ago
Caring for a sick, injured, or elderly pet is never a small feat and adding the challenge of keeping them entertained despite their restricted movement is nothing short of a mission! That’s why we’ve compiled a short list of tips and tricks to keep your furry friend entertained and active while they’re on the mend. The key is to stimulate and engage their mind in the absence of physical exercise – this is a great way for our pets to burn off any extra energy they have while not injuring themselves further! As always, make sure you’re well informed on your pet’s conditions and any restrictions ..read more
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The Best 7 Dog Walking Spots in Auckland
Pet Boutique NZ - Blog Posts
by Heather Gatland
2M ago
Our favourite furry friends deserve the best that we can provide, the very best food, shelter, toys, and of course, walking locations. While Auckland has an abundance of dog-friendly parks and reserves, a pup parent must also consider uneven terrains, accessibility, and on-leash/off-leash conditions. We’ve located seven of the best places to walk your fur baby in Auckland – and have even received the tick of approval from our Chief Product Tester, Leo. Churchill Park, Glendowie This urban farmland located in Glendowie has the bonus of cattle and large open spaces. The park is mostly used by of ..read more
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Why Use a Snuffle Mat?
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by Heather Gatland
2M ago
We all care about the happiness and comfort of our favourite furry friends. That’s why we’ve hand-crafted our very own Snuffle Mat, aimed at enriching your pet’s lives while providing fun and comfort! Not only are our Snuffle Mats suitable for both cats and dogs, but we now offer five different colours to choose from. Our Chief Product Tester, Leo, personally loves the Paw Print mat and enjoys foraging and sniffling for tasty hidden treats! Your pets will love our Snuffle Mats With Leo’s expertise and guidance, the Pet Boutique team has created a one-of-a-kind enrichment toy that’s aims to: Sl ..read more
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How to Cool your Dog Down this Summer
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by Heather Gatland
2M ago
Pet accessories are a fantastic way to show off your pet’s personality, but we know that it can be hard to find accessories that also keep your pet cool in summer. We had this in mind when we designed our dog bananas that slip around your pet’s collar - the perfect summer pet accessories! How to Use Bandanas to Cool your Pet How exactly do bandanas keep your dog cool and comfortable? Good question! Wet the bandana Put in the freezer until cool (not frozen!) Slide the bandana onto your dog’s collar Pop the collar on your dog Enjoy the sunshine! If you’re in a rush, don’t worry about freezing ..read more
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