Top Tips: Staying safe in the summer

Top Tips: Staying safe in the summer

Written by Philly from Papamoa Village Vets. We have all been feeling the heat lately, including our pets. Here are some safety tips to help our pets get through summer. -A walk to beach may seem like a great idea to help your dog cool down, but first you need to test...
Top Tips: Enrichment ideas for your pets

Top Tips: Enrichment ideas for your pets

Written by Philly from our Papamoa clinic There are plenty of ways in which we can make the lives of our pets more fun and entertaining! Keeping our pets active and allowing them to engage in their innate behaviors, such as playing, chasing, smelling, chewing and...
Top Tips: Pet Obesity

Top Tips: Pet Obesity

Written by the team at our Katikati clinic Obesity has become a huge problem for today’s pets. Often it stems from us loving them too much and wanting to give them the very best. Sometimes animals can also have underlying health conditions that can cause them to gain...
Top Tips: Ear health in cats and dogs 

Top Tips: Ear health in cats and dogs 

Written by the Te Puna clinic team Did you know your dog’s ears contain about 18 muscles, allowing them to raise, lower, rotate, tilt, and move them independently so they can hear better and express emotion? Cats have 32 ear muscles, which allow them to swivel and...
Top Tips: Training your puppy

Top Tips: Training your puppy

Written by Stacey from Papamoa Village Vets. 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...
Top Tips: Keeping fleas at bay in winter

Top Tips: Keeping fleas at bay in winter

This article is written by Erin Pidduck from our Te Puna clinic.  Winter is now firmly in place and although the flea population is less, it is still present. Some people don’t prioritise treating their animals for fleas during winter, however fleas are a year-round...