Back to Blog

Animal welfare: caring for rescue dogs

If you’ve just brought home a rescue pup, chances are they’re going to need extra love and care When it comes to rescue dogs, while you’ll be able to give them the cuddles and kisses they deserve eventually – it is first important to transition them into their new life with extra care and space.The nature of rescue dogs is that majority of them come from heartbreaking backgrounds. Your new pup may have a history of neglect, general mistreatment or poor animal welfare....

September 30, 2019

Doggy exercise to keep your pup fit

Dogs need exercise, just like people. If anything, they probably need it more than we do! With so much energy filling up their four little legs, they need some variation in their exercise routine to help keep them nimble – in both body and mind!...

September 30, 2019

Adopting another dog into the fam

Dogs are a social bunch. As much as they enjoy hanging out with us two-legged creatures, it’s nice for them to have a furry friend of their own when we’re not around to keep them company....

August 26, 2019

How to calm anxious dogs

Dogs experience anxiety in just the same way humans do. And as with humans, dogs can become anxious for a variety of reasons. ...

August 26, 2019

Nose to tail - September specials

To help you treat your doggo this month, we have some delicious specials! Stock up on Schmackos dog treats and get any two 180g packets for only $10! ...

August 26, 2019

Nose to tail - August specials

Celebrating Nose to Tail's 17th birthday this month we're excited to offer a free doggy treat with every service! As usual, we've also got a bunch of other smashing specials!...

July 31, 2019

A fab fiesta for your furry friend

We love an excuse to throw a party, and what better reason than for your pooch’s birthday?!As a part of the family, they deserve to celebrate just as much as you do. There are so many creative ways to honour your dog’s special day, from baking a dog cake and finding the best dog gifts to playing dog party games. We’ve compiled a list of fun, festive ideas to help you host the best puppy party yet....

July 31, 2019

Help! My dog is shedding!

It’s Tuesday night and you’ve got friends coming over for dinner. The 9-5 has been long and you’ve missed your precious pup – who, incidentally, had free rein of the house all day while you were out.You get home half an hour before your guests are set to arrive, only to find that the dog hairs have taken over. Gahhhhhhh!The only thing we can tell you in this moment of crisis is that you are not alone.Fact: There are dogs that shed. Fiction: There’s nothing you can do about it....

July 31, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Posts 1-25 of 156 | Page next