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Ask a behaviouristWhy do dogs bury bones?My puppy Beau buries every bone I give him in the garden, and then digs it up two weeks later. Why does he do this?
Vaccinations for dogs
If you have a dog it’s important that you understand the vaccines available to them and how these protect your pet’s health.
A puppy's first year of life
What to expect in the first year of a puppy's life.
How to best care for your pets during COVID-19
SPCA wants to reassure Kiwi pet owners how best to care for their companion animals during this uncertain time.
Mixed Breed Dogs
The vast majority of dogs entering SPCA care are mixed breeds. Unless we know the parents or have paperwork, we cannot be sure of which breeds may be part of a dog’s makeup. Research has clearly shown that visual assessment of mixed breed dogs is highly inaccurate, even when conducted by experts such as shelter workers, veterinarians and dog control officers.
Keeping your pets safe during a flood
During extreme weather scenarios such as flooding, it is vital for households to be prepared in the case of an emergency. Prepare to best care for your animals during these stressful times.
How to help your arthritic pet cope over winter?
Older animals tend to find the cold weather over winter a bit of a challenge, especially those with arthritis. Arthiritis is inflammation of the joints and can have many underlying causes including prior injury, degenerative disease and developmental disorders.
Keeping your pets safe in spring
The warmer weather is great for pets and their owners alike, but it’s also a timely reminder to check your house and garden for anything that may be harmful to your pet.
Keep animals safe around fireworks
While many people enjoy the fireworks festivities, some animals can become highly distressed by fireworks.
Preparing your pets for winter
When the weather begins to turn and the chill sets in, it's important to make sure your pets will be comfortable and well fed during the long cold winter months.