Category Archives: Pets

Pets at work

August the 4th was a significant day for pets – it was the one day of the year where they can demand their right to have a day at a workplace, rather than sitting at home and sleeping. Which only goes to show that pets seem to have the work life balance about right – […]

Mamioni, Whakatane.

I had a problem with the cat jumping up on the window sills of our new house, marking the walls and leaving scratches in the paintwork. Short of murdering her, I pondered other alternatives. My first idea was to place a dozen set mouse traps along a sill until one morning lying in bed in […]

L.G, Warkworth.

Liver Dog biscuits Use a pack of liver, pigs or ox is usually the cheapest, cover with water, bring to the boil and simmer just until firm.pour the liquid into a bowl add 1/2 tsp salt. Chop the meat finely add to the bowl with enough wholemeal flour to make a firm dough. Roll out […]

Cats poo!

Denise from Auckland has one of those common questions, you could say its a pet hate for many. “Can anyone give me a tip that works. I am so fed up of cats fouling around my home its got ridiculous its everywhere, deck, roof and under caravan under cars front door under windows. I am […]

Oily rag pet care

According to the New Zealand Pet Food Manufacturers Association, New Zealand’s pet ownership statistics are one of the highest in the world. They say, “68% of households own at least one companion animal, with a total pet population of 5 million, they outnumber people. Cats are New Zealand’s most popular pet with 48% percent of […]

Egg shells

A reader has asked what can be done with egg shells. We put that question to our oily rag research team and they came up with a surprisingly large number of uses and some interesting facts. An egg shell accounts for about 10% of its weight and is about 95% calcium carbonate? For years scientists […]


Free to a good home is the best way to “buy” pets. No need to waste money when so many pets are looking for good homes. (One word of warning for those offering pets free to a good home – make sue it is a good home and not on-sold.)