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14 02, 2017

Set your Puppy or Kitten up for Life!

By |2020-07-21T13:29:51+12:00February 14th, 2017|Cats, Dogs, Kitten, Puppy|0 Comments

Our puppy and kitten promotion is in full swing, I truly have the best job! Our team are meeting gorgeous new family additions and helping them to become valued family members. While a puppy or kitten’s disposition is partly genetics, their environment and what they’re exposed to is crucial.  Between 3-12 weeks for puppies and 2-7 weeks for kittens are critical socialization periods. It’s proven that kittens handled for 40mins/day by 4 or more people

7 02, 2017

Summers here and so are Kittens and Puppies!

By |2020-07-30T12:00:47+12:00February 7th, 2017|Cats, Dogs, Kitten, Puppy|0 Comments

It’s been great meeting new puppies and kittens over the summer months, For the best start in life your new pet will need... 1: A premium puppy or kitten food containing high quality ingredients especially formulated for growth during the first year of life.   Milk isn’t needed after weaning just plenty of fresh water. Puppies and kittens both require a course of 3 vaccinations at 8, 12 and 16 weeks to give protection from infectious

30 10, 2014

Guy Fawkes – No fun for some pets

By |2020-07-21T13:30:26+12:00October 30th, 2014|Cats, Companion Animals, Dogs, Kitten|1 Comment

Unless your pet has had training in the military on how to cope in a war zone, there’s a good chance they will suffer from some degree of anxiety and fear at Guy Fawkes time. This is because sudden loud noises and flashes of bright lights are often reasons for animals to become nervous and frightened. Our vet clinics receive a lot of enquiries at this time of year from owners worried about how to

2 04, 2014

Arthritis – not just an old dog problem

By |2020-07-30T12:00:49+12:00April 2nd, 2014|Arthritis, Cats, Dogs, Kitten, Rabbits|0 Comments

If you have told yourself your pet is “just getting old”, then your pet needs to be checked out in a veterinary consult. A reduction in exercise or activity levels is not a sign of age – it’s more likely a sign of disease. One of these is arthritic disease which can cause your pet to be less physically active simply because exercise causes them pain. But why should your pet suffer, especially when there

21 02, 2014

Dexter – a lesson learned

By |2020-07-30T12:00:49+12:00February 21st, 2014|Cats, Companion Animals, Dogs, Flea Treatment, Fleas, Kitten|0 Comments

You may have seen the coverage in local media about Dexter, a very lovable tabby cat, who nearly died after he was innocently treated with a flea control product meant for a dog. He was nursed back to health after being treated by our wonderful Te Puna team but it was touch and go for a while, highlighting how important it is to treat your pets correctly with appropriate animal-specific products. The story was shared

21 02, 2014

8 simple steps to prepare your cats and dogs for a natural disaster

By |2020-07-30T12:00:49+12:00February 21st, 2014|Cats, Companion Animals, Dogs, Food, Kitten, Natural Disaster, New Zealand, North Island, Northern South Island, Uncategorized|0 Comments

In keeping with the “safer than sorry” theme, we want to get you thinking about what you can do for your pets in the event of a civil emergency or natural disaster. Following the devastating earthquakes in Christchurch, we know many people started taking their emergency planning more seriously and rightly so. But how many of you thought about your pets? Natural disasters, like earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, tornadoes and even severe flooding, can strike at

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