NEWS & ARTICLES

BY ANIMATES

Check back here to find news about Animates and for new articles, including information on how to keep your pets safe throughout different annual holidays and seasons!

LayBuy

Now Here. Shop Now. Pay Later. Buy now, receive tomorrow and pay over 6 easy installments. We've just made it a lot easier to buy.

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Pet Nutrition

Some pet owners truly believe that they’re giving their pets the right nutrition by product promises that seem to be better than they actually are. But do we really know what our pets are eating? Animates is on a mission to change that because what we feed them counts.

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Puppy & Kitten Guides

All the information you'll need to look after your new family member. These essential guides are designed to make your new role easier and to keep your puppy or kitten happy and healthy for years to come.

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Repeat Delivery

With Animates Repeat Delivery your pet's favourite products are delivered to your door when you need them, no more carrying bags of food from your car. Your online order is delivered on the schedule you choose and will arrive when convenient for you, when you need it.

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Billy + Margot Iced Treats for dogs

Animates is proud to bring to New Zealand the first ever doggy dessert; just in time for Summer!

Introducing the Billy + Margot Iced Treats for dogs. Packed full of natural ingredients for canine health and nutrition, these flavoured iced treats mean your dog can enjoy a delicious tub of dog friendly “ice cream” on a hot summer’s day.

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Kitten Litter Training

Litter training your kitten is an important step when settling them in. Luckily, cats are instinctually very clean animals, so, more often than not, litter training is a straightforward process. Keep reading for some helpful hints that will ensure your kitten learns about the right place to toilet, while you pick up some ideas on how to provide them with the best area to do so.

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Feeding Your Kitten

Feeding time for your kitten is a big deal. Feeding a complete diet is important for your little friend, and supplementing with the right type of treats will ensure your kitten doesn’t get an upset stomach. Read on for some friendly advice to help your kitten grow up healthy and strong.

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Settling Your Kitten In

Congratulations on adopting your new kitten; here at Animates we know the big step you have just taken and we are here to help with advice on how to ensure your new family member settles into your home as smoothly as possible.

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Thinking of Adopting a Kitten?

Are you thinking about adopting a new family member? We're excited for your family and the journey ahead! We have put together a range of tips to help you through the adoption process; to find, love, and raise your purrfect pet.

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Is Your Pet Over 6 Years Old?

We have listed some points below so you can determine if your pet is entering into their golden years. If you answer yes to these questions we highly recommend you talk to your vet to ensure their changes needs are being meet

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Zee.Dog

Zee.Dog was founded with one major purpose: to Connect Dogs and People. They design and build products of expression, ones that help make your life and your dog's that much cooler.

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Repeat Delivery

Repeat Delivery makes ordering your favourite pet products simple and convenient. Save time and money with Repeat Delivery

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New Nutro Range

Discover new wholesome essentials from Nutro

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Pet Insurance

Animates have partnered up with Pet-n-Sur to offer our customers an exclusive Pet Protection Plan

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Introducing Sophresh

Introducing Sophresh -The new and improved look of Animates exclusive cat litter range.

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Summer Safety Tips

Summer safety tips to help keep your pets healthy and comfortable in the summer heat.

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Summer Hazards

We love spending the long, sunny days of summer outdoors with our furry companions so we have collated some of the common concerns over the Summer period below to ensure a safe, comfortable summer for your pets.

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Petsafe - Product Recall

Have you bought a Petsafe or SportDOG brand product recently? Do not attempt to unplug it!

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Earthquake Update

We hope your pets and family are okay after the multiple shakes today 14/11/16. Across New Zealand, all of our pets and staff are okay after the earthquakes.

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Introducing - Watson & Williams

Animates bird food has a new brand and new easy to recognise packaging!

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What is Your Pet's Skin Telling You?

You can tell a lot about the general health of you pet but looking at its coat and skin.

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Tips and Tricks to Skin and Coat Care

Superior nutrition and regular grooming are essential to keeping your pet’s coat in top condition; we have compiled a handy guide with tips for caring for your pet’s skin and coat.

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The Vet Care Group Products

As we are part of The Vet Care Group we are able to provide you with vet products that you need. We offer vet products are hand selected to ensure the best quality for your pet.

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Stages of Dental Disease

Finding out whether your beloved pet has a dental health condition is essential.

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Hill's Science Diet Relaunch

We have exciting news about your pet’s favourite food - Hill’s™ Science Diet™.

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Is your pet overweight?

We have listed some points below so you can determine if your pet may be obese. If you answer yes to any of the below questions your pet may be at risk of obesity we would highly recommend you talk to your vet about a weight management program.

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Keeping your pets safe this Easter

When including your pets in Easter activities and celebrations make sure to keep them away from things that will cause them harm

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Purely Pets

Purely Pets is a 100% New Zealand-owned brand that believes in feeding pets the very best, as nature intended. Cats and dogs are carnivores that thrive on quality raw meat, and Purely Pets delivers that in its most natural form. Every product in the Purely Pets range is 100% free of grains, preservatives, and artificial colours

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World Animal Protection - Protect your pet in a disaster

Disasters can strike at any time and without warning. If disaster were to strike today, would you have a plan to save you and your animals?

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Tropical Fish Mythbusters

Did you know tropical fish are quite easy to care for, keep clean and make a wonderful addition to your family?

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Summer Hazards - Advice from our vet

We all love to get our furr babies out & about in the sun, however summer can also bring unique risks to your pets' health. With the help of Vet Director Dr. Allan Probert, we've compiled a list of common hazards to help keep your furr family's summer safe.

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Animates customers nationwide fundraise over $100,000 for Mobility Assistance Dogs Trust

We are proud to be partnered with the Mobility Assistance Dogs Trust and to know that our customers have helped train three Mobility Dogs for New Zealander's in need.

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Pipe Burst in Albany

Last Updated: 14 March, 2015: Animates Albany is now open as normal, following a pipe burst which affected the area yesterday.

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10 Tips for Safe & Happy Pets This Guy Fawkes

Guy Fawkes is fast approaching and while fireworks are enjoyed by us, but for our furry friends including - cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs and birds, fireworks are terrifying! Keep your pets happy and safe by checking out our top tips and products below.

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The Truth About Teeth

Dental disease in pets is a very common problem – with 80% of dogs and 70% of cats showing signs of oral disease by the age of three. But just as with humans, regular oral care is the key to achieving a healthy mouth.

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Summer Heat Tips

Our Summer heat tips to help protect your pet!

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Protect Your Pet From Fleas

On-going all year around treatment is advised to best protect your pet, family & home from flea infestation.

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