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9 01, 2020

Teams come together – donations and supplies heading to Australia

By |January 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The teams at Tauranga, Katikati, Te Puna and Papamoa Village Vets have come together with other veterinary professionals, businesses and everyday kiwis, filling boxes with desperately needed medical supplies to help the wounded wildlife in Australia.

16 12, 2019

Pets and the festive season – Quick Tips

By |December 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The festive season is definitely upon us, but along with the merriness, food and drinks galore and gift-giving, as pet owners we need to be mindful and extra vigilant about our furry friends and the best ways to keep them healthy, happy and safe. Our Quick Tips list below will hopefully help you have a wonderful, stress-free silly season.

1 12, 2019

Top tips: Dental Health in cats and dogs

By |December 1st, 2019|Cats, Dogs|0 Comments

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.

26 11, 2019

Equine and Large Animal Team – Introducing Dr Dave O’Brien  

By |November 26th, 2019|Horses|0 Comments

We would like to introduce Dr Dave O’Brien into the Large Animal and Equine team here at Tauranga Vets.

1 11, 2019

Keep pets happy and calm this Guy Fawkes

By |November 1st, 2019|Cats, Dogs|0 Comments

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.

20 10, 2019

Top Tips: Grooming your cat

By |October 20th, 2019|Cats|0 Comments

Many people think that cats are low maintenance pets that only need the occasional brush. This can be true of some short haired cats. Long haired breeds are a different story. Long haired types ideally need to be groomed once a day to maintain a healthy coat. Grooming is also a great time to bond with your cat!

15 10, 2019

Back to back emergency C-sections make for a busy day at the office

By |October 15th, 2019|Dogs, Sheep, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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.

7 10, 2019

Disbudding guidelines and law change

By |October 7th, 2019|Cows|0 Comments

By vet Dr Phil Reenie

As of 1 October 2019, it will be a legal requirement that all cattle being disbudded/dehorned will need ‘an appropriately placed and effective local anaesthetic that is authorised by a veterinarian for the purpose of the procedure’. This is true for all methods of horn tissue removal including hot iron cautery, scoop dehorning, amputation dehorning and caustic paste; which is no longer appropriate.

In addition to this, anyone disbudding/dehorning must: be

29 09, 2019

Early socialisation of puppies

By |September 29th, 2019|Dogs|0 Comments

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.

27 09, 2019

Gastroscope Day successful in identifying, treating ulcers

By |September 27th, 2019|Horses|0 Comments

On Tuesday 17th September, Dr Marcus Allan of Tauranga Vets held a successful day gastroscoping at the Tauranga Racecourse. Marcus was able to identify different degrees of gastric ulceration ranging from mild to severe.

Marcus says the horse owners enjoyed being able to see the live images displayed on the screen and could appreciate the ulceration present. “It was easy to relate the ulceration seen with the associated clinical and behavioural signs the horse was

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