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Big & Small We Walk Them All

July 30, 2016 Heather Murphy

  Our Guest blogger this month is from a Professional Dog Walker, who gives us some inside knowledge of the dog walking business and the value it has for your dog. - James Nepia from Kuri Companion - A day in the life of a dog walker.  One of the main reasons I got into the dog walking was for the dogs. Having worked in the dog industry for over 3 years at that point, I saw a need for reliable socialisation services in Wellington City. Coming from a background in daycare, and dog walking in London, a dog walking company seemed like the next...


Creature of Habit - is your dog one?

June 07, 2016 Heather Murphy

 Just like humans, some dogs need routine but how can you tell whether your dog will benefit from a routine? Look at their personality / behaviour. Is your dog unsettled during the day? Does your dog constantly follow you around? Is your dog a "worry wart"? If you answered yes to any of these then having your dog in a routine could be the answer. A dog that is "on edge" may be worried about what will happen next. Without a routine they don’t know what is going to happen next and may not settle as they have to be...


Elephant Nature Park and The Dog Project

April 18, 2016 Heather Murphy

Our special Guest Blogger is Christine  who shares her story of volunteering with rescued elephants and dogs in Thailand. Being educated on the plight of these animals and animal tourism allows you to make informed decisions on your travels. We hope you find this read as educational as we did. Elephant Nature Park, Chiang Mai, by Christine Morrissey I visited Elephant Nature Park as a volunteer with the elephants in Chiang Mai, Thailand in 2009. I went over quite naive about the welfare of animals used in animal tourism. After the experience of spending a week there my views changed forever. I...


Itchy pets – what’s that about?

March 22, 2016 Heather Murphy

Itchy pets – what’s that about? I often get asked : “Why did you start your business” so I thought I would share with you why/how Eezapet began.   As with many start-ups they arise out of a need – and we were no different. Eezapet really started for the love of my dog – or more to the point the love for my itchy dog! I am Heather, director and the other half of the business under the umbrella of Soothfast Skincare Ltd which is striving for a scratch-free world. I’ve always had a passion for naturals – I...


Choked up on treats - 4 symptoms to look for

February 20, 2016 Heather Murphy

I was sitting in the lounge thinking “that’s unusual noises coming from the dog”. I looked back to see Coco pawing at her face, making high pitched wheezing noises.  I instantly knew she was choking! I opened her mouth and could see a large soft, white, sticky mass stuck in her throat – it wouldn’t come up and it wouldn’t go down – luckily it was within easy reach and I was able to pull it out!  Now they say never put your fingers into the mouth of a conscious dog but I know Coco and she easily allows me to manipulate...