How to Pamper Your Pet in NZ

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There are several approaches which New Zealand citizens use to pamper their pets. Pets need to be treated well, if you will like to make your pet happy, then you should clean it well and provide it with the right food. There are also professionals who specialize in grooming and taking good care of pets, you can take your pet to such facilities if you are travelling so that you will have the pet well taken care of.

How to pamper your pet in NZ

Pet grooming

Pet grooming will make the pet happy as well as enhancing its coat. New Zealand citizens know it and they carry out pet grooming on a regular basis. This ensures the pets are always happy. If you are a pet lover, you will always feel happy if you will have your pet groomed on a daily basis. When grooming the pet, you should always use e right shampoo and other pet products. You should carry out your own research online and know the best products which you can use in your pet grooming as well as washing the pet. This is necessary to avoid exposing your pet to side effects.

Nail trim

In order to avoid cases where nails will make the pet appear ugly, or even pose danger to people who will be playing with it, it is necessary to carry out regular nail trimming. There are several tools which can be used, but you should always choose the tools well so that you will avoid cases where you will expose the pet to injuries. You should as well trim the nails carefully to avoid injuries to the pet.

Hair trim

Long hair on the belly of your pet can make it more prone to wetness. If your pet will go out during the wet season, it will collect a lot of water which will make it cold or even the water may be moved into your couches. You can carry out regular trimming of the fur so that you will make your pet stay presentable. You should be careful when trimming the pet. There are some pets which will not require trimming while others will have to be trimmed on a regular basis.

Facial colouring

As a way of trying to enhance the looks of your pet, you can color it on the face. Always ensure you use safe paint which will not interfere with the health of your pet. You can as well hire a professional who will help you in the process of colouring the pet. Before you use any paint, just read instructions provided on how the paint can be applied. If you are not experienced, you need to hire a professional who will make your pet look great after the paint job.

If you are looking for the best Auckland pet hotel, then you need to visit Greenlane Cat Hotel. We are the best cattery in North Shore Auckland. We have highly qualified professionals who will work on your pet and ensure it is very comfortable. Call us at any given period of time and you will be assured the best North Shore cattery services. You can visit www.thecathotel.co.nz for more information.

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Explanations for Common Cat Behaviours

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Cats make excellent companions, there is no denying that. Sometimes their behaviours can seem a little odd though! Have you ever wondered why cats like to bump heads with you or wrap themselves around your ankles? What about their fascination with boxes or the chattering noise they sometimes make? Why do cats bring birds and mice in to your home?

Why do cats chatter at birds?

Behaviourists cannot agree on why some cats emit a chattering sound when they see a bird. It is generally believed to be a hunting instinct designed to prepare their jaws for the kill of their prey.

Why do cats head-butt you?

Cats rub their heads against you as a form of greeting but it may also be a way of them sharing their facial pheromones with you.

Why do cats bring dead mice or birds for you?

Cats have an instinct to hunt and will bring you presents even if they are well fed. It can also be because they want to say thank you… or maybe they feel you are not eating enough! In a colony situation successful and well fed hunters bring back extras for kittens and nursing mothers. Do not punish your pet for following their natural instincts but try not to encourage them either. Perhaps a collar with a bell will help to protect your local wildlife and minimise the number of presents you receive!

Why do cats knead you?

When cats are born they knead their mother’s mammary glands to stimulate milk flow. Many cats continue this behaviour as a way of relaxing and making their bed before they fall asleep on your lap or in their cots. Enjoy the massage as long as there are no claws involved!

Why do cats love cardboard boxes?

Cats like to feel safe so often seek out small spaces to curl up in and go to sleep. In the wild they would not sleep in the middle of a field but find somewhere snug to feel safe. A small cardboard box or your sweater drawer are just perfect places to hide out.

Why do cats hiss?

Cats will hiss if they are angry; it is a warning not to upset them further. They will also hiss if they are scared of something or someone, in an effort to warn away their attacker.

Why do cats ear twitch?

If your cat’s ears are twitching back and forth it may be wise to give them some space. They are expressing agitation or anxiety. They may run away or swat at whatever is causing them anxiety or bothering them.

Why do cats sleep on your chest, laptop or newspaper?

For warmth, comfort and to be close to you and leave their scent. You are their family!

Why do cats not cover their faeces or refuse to use the litter tray?

Your cat is likely grumpy with you, someone else in the house or another pet so refuses to cover their poop. Alternatively there could be a medical reason why, so if the behaviour continues it may be wise to seek the advice of your vet.

Not all cats will exhibit all of these positive or negative behaviours but you will love them anyway. If you have to go away and need a pet hotel to care for your feline family members, take a look at the facilities offered by the Greenlane Cat Hotel: a New Zealand cattery in North Shore, Auckland. For more images, rates and to contact this Auckland pet hotel visit www.thecathotel.co.nz.