We visited Pet Expo Wellington recently and it was terrific. We were impressed with the range of products, and suppliers who had gathered to show us the best for our pets. The layout was expansive with plenty of room for visitors to wander.
If you have never been to a pet expo, we would describe it as a place where pet lovers meet pets, like-minded aficionados, and fantastic pet suppliers, and everyone goes away happy! Visitors speak to experts, they get advice, see the latest in pet foods and buy the latest products at ‘show special’ prices.
There were visiting alpacas, pedigree cats and dogs, exquisite pet artists, raw food specialists, homeopathy, and formal pedigree breed societies. It was a quality show, so join us for a brief report.
Meeting Friends at Pet Expo Wellington
We also said hello to the Jimbo’s people. Jimbo’s is one of very few raw foods available in supermarkets and we will need to update our review as we have some of the frozen raw to report on! We loved the Jimbo’s stand, it was impressive and the staff were well informed.
Pet Expo Discoveries
We will be reporting and reviewing our food discoveries over the next two weeks. The trend for high quality cat food is on the rise and Canada, and New Zealand have products of the best quality to compete on the world pet stage. Keep an eye out for our review posts.
- GO! and NOW Cat and dog food from Canada
- Nutripe from New Zealand
- Purely Pets – Frozen raw. New to us from the Jimbo’s stable.
- Pet First Aid Training Courses
Pet First Aid at the Pet Expo
One thing that really caught mum’s imagination was the Pet First Aid course you can undertake here in New Zealand. We know these are available in the USA, so to seeing one here was exciting. They also have a series of downloadable fact sheets on pets and poisons, and fish first aid. Check the free sheets here……
Pet First Aid runs courses to help you, the pet owner, develop a range of skills to assist pets in an emergency, and to work with dogs. Knowing how to recognise poisoning, hypothermia, perform CPR and a host of other skills are part of the first aid course. This would give you a confident start when you might be faced with an emergency.
Can you see the value of this to anyone who is involved with animals!? Wow!!! Rescue volunteers, families with multi-pet households; feral volunteers like our local Outpawed. The whole idea is positive and exciting giving ordinary people the skills to respond in an emergency and get a pet safely to skilled veterinary care!
One Final Pet Expo Wellington Discovery
Our local council Hutt City, has an Animal Services department that works with the animal issues in the community it serves. We picked up a really outstanding leaflet from them we will share snippets of next week. It was about being safe around dogs, and it was written for youngsters. We were impressed.
Local authority animal care worldwide ranges from the decently managed to the catastrophic. [Animal lovers in Antioch CA (USA) are currently dealing a shelter that does not handle its animal well.] So finding our local authority was taking steps to enhance knowledge about kids and dogs was encouraging.
We had a lot of fun at the Pet Expo Wellington!