General pet care
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The benefits of microchipping your pet
Every day, animals go missing. Sadly, many are never reunited with their owners, simply because of a lack of identification. A microchip gives your pet the best chance of being reunited with you if they become lost or stolen.
Desexing your companion animals saves lives
The overpopulation of companion animals in New Zealand is a huge concern, and thousands of animals end up homeless or neglected every year as a result. SPCA works hard to find homes for these animals, but it is an unending battle - we need your help!
Kidney problems in pets
Just like us, your pets need their kidneys to be functioning properly in order to be in good health. Read on to learn about some of the issues that can occur with these complex organs.
How to care for a bearded dragon
Just like our more common furry friends, bearded dragons are living beings with specific needs, wants and feelings.
SPCA Science TeamPlanting a pet friendly gardenHow to create a garden that is safe for pets
Implications of breeding goldfish
Welfare implications of selective breeding in goldfish . It’s not just dogs that suffer when we selectively breed them for desired traits. Our fishy friends, including the bubble-eye goldfish, are suffering too.
Preparing your pets for life after lockdown
For many of our companion animals, having us at home is a dream come true - but what happens when we go back to work?
Keeping your cat safe and happy at home
With a large portion of the population living in densely populated cities and urban suburbs, preventing your cat from roaming from your property is an increasingly common practice.
Keeping pets safe in summer
Hot summer months can present some challenges for our animals. Here are our tips on helping your pet stay happy, healthy and cool during summer.
Are Fish the Right Companion Animals for You?
Fish can be fascinating pets! They are intelligent, delightful and charismatic animals. However, they are not an “easy” pet to care for. There are some key factors to consider before choosing to take on the responsibility of a fish.