The NZCAR supports Annual Health Checks for all pets

chippingThe NZCAR supports all pets getting regular check ups with their local Veterinarian.

Not only can a vet  help spot things that your pet cannot tell you about, they can also check your pets weight and perform other health checks too. Your vet will also to advise on the latest news and recommendations relating to the species of your pet. They can provide advice on feeding, nurturing, training and exercise.

An annual check up is also an ideal time to ensure your pet's microchip is working properly as well as ensure vaccinations are up to date. You never know when you may need to place your pet in a kennel or cattery at short notice, or when your pet may go missing.

To read more about visiting your vet and what you can expect, click here for a helpful page on the NZVA website.

New Emergency Pet Care Packs

At the NZCAR we like to make owners aware of any new products that can help our pets.

One of the latest new products to hit the market is the Pet Connection's Emergency Pet Care Pack.

This kit includes:

  • a removable decal for your front door that records the type and number of pets that live with you.
  • two wallet cards which you can add your emergency contact details on in case of an accident.
  • two key tags to pop on a key ring so emergency services know to check your wallet for contact details.

The idea is if you are involved in an accident then people are made aware your pets may be alone and need help. Likewise in an emergency authorities can quickly identify what pets are on the property and may need assistance, even if you are not there.

The kits retail for $14 and will be available online and through approved stockists. A portion of every sale is to be donated to animal welfare organisations that reunites people with their pets.

The packs have been created by the Pet Connection, a dedicated online pet directory for New Zealand pet owners - www.petconnection.co.nz. Pet Connection has been created by Vicky Wallis who wanted to create a directory that offers both free and paid listings.

For more details on the packs contact the Pet Connection through their website. The NZCAR also has these packs for sale and they can be ordered by calling 0800 LOSTPET (567873).

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New Zealand Companion Animal Conference 2018

Auckland, New Zealand 17-19 September 2018

The New Zealand Companion Animal Council (NZCAC) is excited to be hosting the 2018 Companion Animal Conference from 17-19 September at the Crowne Plaza in Auckland, New Zealand.

The conference theme is ‘Human Behaviour Change for Animals.’ Everyone working to improve the welfare of animals understands that human behaviour towards animals impacts on welfare and is the root cause of much animal suffering. To meaningfully improve animal welfare, we must change human behaviour. To change human behaviour, we need to understand the attitudes and beliefs that motivate people to behave as they do and find the best ways to encourage them to make changes that improve animal welfare.

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