With summer just around the corner and our beautiful country to explore, many of us will be thinking about heading away from home. When you have a pet, there’s plenty of things to think about and plan for before packing your bags!
Kidney disease is a very common condition in older cats. There is no cure for this, but with early detection, good care and a good quality kidney care diet you can help your pet maintain a great quality of life.
Coming into summer the weather is much warmer, and there are some things we need to know to keep our pets enjoying the summertime like ourselves.
Obesity has become a huge problem for today’s pets. Weight gain in animals is often viewed as cute and innocent but it can cause some serious health conditions if not addressed. Admittedly it can be hard to resist the puppy dog eyes as they stare up at us at the dinner table but for their health, resisting is often in their best interest!
Vet Nurse Awareness Week is celebrated every year and aims to educate the public about veterinary nurses and their vital role as part of the veterinary team.
Tauranga, Te Puna, Katikati and Papamoa Village Vets are giving your pet the chance to lose big, while giving you the chance to win big!
There has been some publicity about the ability of agencies such as MPI in enforcing animal welfare through regulations that have come into force since October, 2018. The regulations allow infringement notices or prosecutions to have an associated penalty. Some campaigners have asserted that rural veterinarians are able to report such cases, but due to living in small rural committees and engaging in commercial relationships with offending farmers they are compromised.
Nutritional requirements of your cat or dog can change during the course of their lifespan. Here are our tips for transitioning their food.
One of the most common things we hear is owners not wanting to transport their anxious cats to the vets. Please know we are always here to help, and that bringing your cat in to see us needn’t be a stressful situation!
As our pets age, just like us, their bodies face a multitude of new challenges. Thankfully, thanks to advances in knowledge and medicine, veterinarians can now identify and treat age-related illness much more effectively. This is especially true for pets suffering from arthritis.