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14 12, 2016

Tips for Healthy Summer Pets!

By |December 14th, 2016|Dogs, Flea Treatment, Heavy panting, North Island, Summer|0 Comments

Summer is a fabulous time to live in the Bay – we really are spoilt! However it also brings with it some painful  – and preventable – problems for our pets..

The dreaded ‘grass seed season’ is here! Grass seeds attach to fur and with their arrowhead shape, burrow under the skin causing pain and infection. The most common signs are licking an area excessively, swelling and lameness. They are usually found around the feet

21 02, 2014

Beware of Easter treats

By |February 21st, 2014|Cats, Companion Animals, Dogs, Heavy panting, New Zealand, Rapid pulse, Summer, Uncategorized|0 Comments

It may be two months away but already stores everywhere are stocking up on Easter-themed products. Many of these contain chocolate, raisins and sultanas. While these may be perfectly safe sweet treats for humans, they are particularly toxic to dogs.

Chocolate is hazardous because it contains the bitter alkaloid “theobromine”, a naturally occurring stimulant found in the cocoa bean, which affects the central nervous system and heart and can kill a dog. The danger depends

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