Category Archives: Pets

Dog buscuits recipe

The recipe I always use for dog biscuits is cut some liver (whichever kind is the cheapest) into chunks and bring to boil in water until just cooked. Then cut into small dice or mince the meat, add the cooking water, and enough wholemeal flour to make a firm dough. You can also add some […]

Itchy Westie dog

Does anyone own a Westie dog who has a very bad itch and found something that either cures it or relieves the scratching? We have been advised to put ours on steroids for the rest of his life and really don’t want to. Westies are prone to a bad itch so we have been told […]

Frugal pets

New Zealand is a nation of pet lovers, with 64 percent of households owning at least one companion animal. Our total pet population of 4.6 million outnumbers people, giving us the second highest rate of pet ownership in the world! According to the New Zealand Pet Food Manufacturers Association, cats are New Zealand’s most popular […]

Pet odour

Karen from Dunedin writes, “Puppy toilet training, and accidents. Enzymes are needed. The odour remover for pet urine is very expensive. It’s important to remove the odour from the floor, you may not smell it even though you think you have cleaned it well, but they can. Use washing powder with enzymes, it works really […]

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 […]