Cats are adaptable creatures but sometimes a change in lifestyle or being confronted by certain situations can put them under stress. It can be difficult for cat owners to identify stress and anxiety if they are unaware of the signs to look for.
It all started with 100 crazy cat vets in one conference room. The International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) conference was a “Cat Only” medicine conference, and this was the first time I had heard of the Cat Friendly Clinic initiative.
At present, our vets are seeing a number of Barber’s Pole outbreaks in sheep and goat flocks in the Western Bay of Plenty.
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.
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.
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.
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.