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23 04, 2015

Seasonal poisonings

By |April 23rd, 2015|Cats, Dogs, Food|0 Comments

Rat bait poisoning is another common poisoning we see coming into the cooler months. Poisoning can occur in 2 ways, either by the animal ingesting it directly or by eating a poisoned rat. There are many types of rat poison which can contain different active ingredients eg. warfarin & brodifacoum. The duration of activity can vary from a week through to a month so it is important that if you think your pet has

2 04, 2014

Skin health and diet changes

By |April 2nd, 2014|Cats, Companion Animals, Dogs, Food, Hair loss|0 Comments

One of the greatest rewards for our team is working with patients over an extended period of time and seeing real improvements to their health and wellbeing.

This was the case recently with one of our dogs called Eddie. We had come to know Eddie well as he had ongoing problems with his skin which made him very itchy and smelly. This was causing both him and his owner real distress.

We entered

21 02, 2014

8 simple steps to prepare your cats and dogs for a natural disaster

By |February 21st, 2014|Cats, Companion Animals, Dogs, Food, Kitten, Natural Disaster, New Zealand, North Island, Northern South Island, Uncategorized|0 Comments

In keeping with the “safer than sorry” theme, we want to get you thinking about what you can do for your pets in the event of a civil emergency or natural disaster. Following the devastating earthquakes in Christchurch, we know many people started taking their emergency planning more seriously and rightly so. But how many of you thought about your pets?

Natural disasters, like earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, tornadoes and even severe flooding, can

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