Winter is now firmly in place and although the flea population is less, it is still present.
There’s been some media attention lately around salt lamps and the harm they can do to your pet. Cats and dogs are known to like salty things and sodium poisoning can cause plenty of unwanted outcomes. The salt lamp stories got some of the team here at Tauranga Vets talking and yes, salt lamps do pose a risk to our pets, however we could all think of much more common household hazards that could land your pet at the vets!
Being part of the team at Tauranga Vets has been instrumental in the success and growth of her family farm in Ohauiti, says employee Janelle Nee.
A combination of being prepared, as well as perseverance and patience have resulted in a great outcome for a horse which sustained a severe and extensive injury.
Future generations of Kiwi pets will hopefully live longer, healthier and happier lives thanks to the work of a charity supported by Tauranga Vets. Tauranga Vets has supported Healthy Pets New Zealand for over a year now, in a partnership where the business and its generous clients donate money for research into improved health and welfare. The charity is run by veterinary professionals who give their time and care deeply about the health and well-being of Kiwi pets.
We are excited to keep you informed about the changes about to start at our Katikati clinic. We have finally been given sign off to start renovations to our current clinic. The building will be expanding to better cater to the needs of our community and its animals.
Welcome to March! And the cooler, hopefully, a little wetter Autumn months. Autumn can bring relief to the farm as we get some much needed rain along with the warm air and ground temperatures which make it the optimal time for grass growth. But Autumn is also a time that we need to be aware of some potential health issues that may affect your livestock
Chickens are a wonderful small animal to keep, with the added bonus of fresh eggs in the morning. If you haven’t kept chickens before there are a few things to consider first.
Chickens can be grouped into commercial hybrids and heritage breeds. The commercial breeds of brown shaver and hyline are egg layer machines however they can be less friendly unless you have handled them a lot since they were young. The heritage breeds are
Tauranga, Te Puna, Katikati and Papamoa Village Vets are honoured to have once again taken home a major award at the 2018 Westpac Business Awards.
Respiratory tract disease is a common problem that presents during the summer months. It is often inflammatory in origin affecting lower or upper (or both) airways. Lower airway disease is commonly referred to as “Recurrent airway obstruction” (ROA) and upper airway disease as “Inflammatory airway disease” (IAD). Horses show variable signs including coughing, nasal discharge, increased respiratory effort, lethargy and exercise intolerance. Lower airway disease tends to be more severe than upper. Both ROA