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Nose to tail - July specials

As usual, this month we have some smashing deals on! With 50% off of all dog beds you’ll be able to keep your pup warm and chill-free this winter!...

July 9, 2019

Why does my dog smell everything?

Just like humans, dogs have all the senses – sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell. But unlike us, a dog’s sense of smell is far more precise. In fact; this is their most powerful sense....

July 9, 2019

Our tips on protecting your doggy from the cold

It’s July. We’ve hit the middle of winter, and it's getting pretty chilly in New Zealand! Time for puffer jackets, scarves and beanies, right? ...

July 9, 2019

Nose to Tail - June Specials

Speaking of dog-friendly foods and keeping your pup healthy, we’ve got some smashing specials on this month!...

June 12, 2019

Keeping your pup healthy with doggy exercise

Boost your dog's mental health and fitness with more walkies...

June 10, 2019

Treating our pups: human food dogs can eat

How to treat your dog without upsetting their tummy ...

June 10, 2019

Nose to Tail – May Specials

Dentastix by Pedigree are a delicious and chewy treat for your dog, specifically designed and clinically proven to reduce tartar and plaque build-up.We’re giving away free Dentastix this month – receive a free 7-pack with any purchase of IAMS dog food, and receive a whopping 28-pack of Dentastix with any 10.89kg or 13.6kg bag of Nutro!...

May 1, 2019

Should we let dreaming dogs lie?

Seeing our dreaming dog can be entertaining, we imagine they’re chasing rabbits as their legs kick out and they yip sleepily. Sometimes it looks like our pooches are having nightmares, they might start whimpering or crying, and we rush to comfort them. But is it okay to wake our dogs from a bad dream?...

May 1, 2019

Why we should be brushing our dog’s teeth

We all know why we need to brush our teeth – to eliminate bacteria, plaque build-up and stop tartar from forming. Did you know our dogs get plaque build-up on their teeth just like we do? This might be shocking, but did you also know that gum disease (or periodontal disease) occurs five times more often in dogs than in people? Doggy dentistry is relatively new, so chances are your dog may already have some signs of gum problems, but it’s not too late to improve their oral hygiene! Brushing y...

April 30, 2019

Nose to Tail – April Specials

We’ve taken $5.00 off all products in our Nutro dog food range, including Wholesome Essentials, Wild Frontier, and Grain-Free varieties! Nourish your dog with a wholesome meal, made with the finest quality ingredients. Now is the perfect time to stock up on some quality food for your canine companion. Treat your dog to a 20kg bag of Black Hawk dog food and receive a 3kg bag free! Made with taste and nutrition in mind, with no added fillers, see the difference a quality diet makes to your dog...

April 2, 2019

Understanding and solving the dog chewing problem

Coming home to find remnants of your favourite slippers scattered throughout the house is a tragic scene all dog-owners have experienced. Sometimes a teething puppy just doesn’t understand what not to chew, but this habit can become more of a problem as they get older (with stronger jaws and a taste for table legs!). We explain the reasons why dogs wreak havoc with our stuff, and how to outtrain this destructive behaviour. It’s easier than you think!...

April 1, 2019

Dog drooling: harmless mess or something serious?

Mastiffs, St Bernards, and Bloodhounds – they’re all beautiful, but what do they have in common? They make a bit more mess than other breeds! Having a loose upper lip means that some dogs need the occasional mop-up or bib for excess dribble. We know all dogs make a mess every now and then. Most of the time, for dogs of every shape and size, drooling is totally normal and healthy! But excessive drooling in dogs can be a sign something isn’t quite right, and your furry friend might need some...

April 1, 2019

If dogs could talk what would they say?

If dogs could talk, do you ever wonder what they would say? Because dogs can’t talk, there is unfortunately a lot of misunderstanding that goes on between us and our canine friends. As humans, we often presume what our dogs are trying to tell us, but more often than not we probably actually get it wrong. Our furry friends are very intelligent creatures and it isn’t their fault that we can’t understand them. In fact, you might get frustrated when they don’t listen to you, but remember, it...

February 7, 2019

Looking after our pups in the summer heat

2019 is upon us and this summer is becoming a scorcher. With recent temperatures skyrocketing, we need to take extra care of our pups! There are a number of dangers to dogs when it comes to the heat, so we need to take extra care and precaution to ensure the safety of our fur babies and avoid heat stroke in dogs. When a heatwave hits us humans, we cool down with a cold drink, a swim or some air conditioning. If we are feeling really hot, imagine how our dogs are feeling with their furry coats! S...

February 7, 2019

Nose to Tail - January Specials

This month we've got the shelves stocked with some great new products to get your dog's year off to a great bark! We’ve got plenty of Schmakos to keep your pooch happy, and the entire 180g range is now just $5! Also, check out our Hoki Flake Bite Treats to help your dog beat seasonal skin irritations! With the hot sticky weather and grass in the air, we’re seeing lots of doggie skin issues. This is being exacerbated by the licking and chewing that these poor itchy dogs are doing. Hoki Fish ...

January 17, 2019

Why having a dog is good for your wellbeing

They provide companionship through thick and thin, and know just when we’re feeling down. Owning a dog is actually proven, in many ways, to improve one’s well-being. To celebrate the important role dogs play in our lives,  we’ve put together a list of how dogs help humans improve their health and well-being. 1. Dogs and depression. Our pooches can help stave off depression and anxiety, which unfortunately are becoming more and more common in humans as we move through ever-busier lives...

January 17, 2019

How to child-proof your pooch

Kids come with their own sets of rules, and unfortunately, most dogs don’t have the training manual! Many pooches naturally love kids, and vice versa, but sometimes it takes some training for things to go smoothly. Because children are a fact of life, it’s essential to prepare your pooch to get along with (or at least tolerate) them. It’s important to be proactive, both for the safety of little ones, and to keep your dog happy and relaxed. So whether you’re expecting a baby or simply wa...

January 17, 2019

Nose to Tail- December Specials

Treat your pup to some tasty silly season snacks! Save over $22 per bag on Nutro Dog Food! Includes the Wholesome Essentials, Grain Free and Wild Frontier flavours. And our entire Schmakos 180g range is now just $5! ...

December 7, 2018

How to look after your dog this silly season

It’s that time of year again, and it’s called the silly season for a reason! With celebrations filling up the days, it can be easy to get swept up in the festivities and forget about our furry (and often sensitive) companions. Alongside a swelling social calendar, we can also get caught up with the frenzy of a pre-holiday work load. With your change in energy and a disrupted routine, this time of year can actually be quite challenging for your pooch. It doesn’t have to be, though! We’ve ...

December 6, 2018

Summer activities for you and your dog

Summertime is here, and we live in one of the most beautiful places in the world. Make the most of the sunshine for you and your pooch, and get involved in some dog-friendly summer activities! We’ve put together a list of top summer activities for dogs to keep you and your pup entertained this year. 2. Dog friendly hikes What better a way to spend a summer’s day then a long walk with your pooch? Plus, you’ll tucker them out, meaning you can enjoy some post-walk chill time as you both re...

December 6, 2018

Get your dog ready for summer

The sunshine is on its way, so make sure your pooch is summer-ready!There’s no doubt about it, summer is a great time to be a dog! Long days filled with activities, sun-basked afternoons, and humans that want to hang out at the beach. However, as the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, there’s all sorts of things to consider when it comes to keeping your pooch safe and happy. To help, we’ve put together a prep guide with some tips for keeping dogs cool in summer....

November 2, 2018

Which dog breed is best for you and your family?

How to know which breed of dog will get the most out of your lifestyleChoosing which dog breed to go for is a big deal: after all, you’re welcoming in a new member of the family! And it’s just as important to consider how your lifestyle will work for them, as well as the other way around. After all, you want your new pup to thrive, so there’s plenty of factors to think about....

November 2, 2018

New products at Nose to Tail

Look what's new! Just arrived in NZ!We have an exciting new range of products just in time for Xmas shopping for your furry friends. AiKiou (pronounced “IQ”) designs cool interactive feeders, slow feeders and toys for dogs and cats. Focussing on the health and well-being of your pet, award-winning AiKiou products: Provide a more natural way of eating – satisfying their natural instinct to hunt and find food and treats Stimulate your pet’s brain and make eating fun! Slow down those f...

November 2, 2018

Things you do that your dog hates

First things first - what does an annoyed dog look like? Though all pooches are different, most dogs tend to display the same signals when they’re annoyed. These are called appeasement gestures, which your dog will display when they’re feeling uncomfortable, stressed or fearful. They may: lick their lips avert their eyes yawn sniff the ground tense up or pull away You may recognise these from when your pooch is interacting with other dogs; they are simply her way of showing that she me...

October 3, 2018

Dogs and cats: How can they live together?

Many pet owners dream of a household with dogs and cats living together peacefully. As most of us will know, living with both species under one roof can be hair-raising, not to mention send furniture flying. Yes, the dog and cat relationship is historically prickly. But this doesn’t mean friendship isn’t possible! It just needs you, as the owner, to take both care and responsibility. If you have a resident pooch or cat and are thinking of adding another species to the family, or are trying t...

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