Taking on a new puppy can be in equal parts exciting and daunting. A badly behaved puppy will soon turn into a not-so-well behaved dog, which can have serious consequences. We’ve compiled a list of Top Tips, to help steer you in the right direction when training your puppy.
We have all been feeling the heat lately, including our pets. Here are some safety tips to help our pets get through summer.
A very unfortunate event, just before Christmas has turned into a long but successful recovery for little Molly, a gorgeous Pomeranian cross puppy.
Tracey arrived with Molly at our Tauranga clinic entrance just as our doors were opening at 8 am – a few days out from Christmas.
Molly had jumped out of Tracey’s arms as she was putting her down, but landed in a funny way when she did so. “She let out a yelp
Cooper came to us before Christmas in not very good shape, however we are pleased to report that after a big surgery and a bit of help from a fellow canine he is back to his normal self.
Just like us, our pets are at risk of dental disease. Plaque (the furry feeling on our teeth) is a bacterium that grows and if left on the teeth it calcifies and turns rock hard into tartar. On average 80% of cats and dogs have a degree of dental disease by the age of 3 years.
Guy Fawkes can certainly be an enjoyable event, however this time of year can also be a very traumatic time for our pets, there’s no doubt about that.
It was all hands on deck on Tuesday last week, with not one but two emergency C-Sections performed successfully in the space of a couple of hours. The lives of both the animals (a sheep and a Rottweiler cross) depended on the emergency C-sections and it’s fair to say what started as a relatively quiet Tuesday morning turned into a very unique situation.
Early socialisation is vital to ensure a balanced and well-behaved adult dog – current thinking is that many young dogs are put down because of behavioural problems that could be prevented by early socialisation.
Ticks are an external parasite that attach to the skin and feed on the blood of our animals. They are quite slow moving and cannot jump; they rely on crawling onto their host. When a tick feeds, they attach and do not release themselves from the host (animal) until they are full.
It’s easy not to think too much about the worms our furry friends might be carrying around. They’re usually out of sight, living in your pet’s intestines as adults or travelling around their insides as migrating larvae.