Unfortunately, in NZ Vet clinics operate with no government subsidy but provide a similar standard of professional medical service for our animals that we as humans would receive from our own medical care. So, when an unexpected trip to the vet arises it can often leave our wallets feeling a little bare.
Just like us, a healthy mouth in our pets is vital for a long and healthy life. Unfortunately, dental disease is one of the most common problems seen in cats and dogs with up to 70% of pets over the age of three, suffering from the disease.
Does your cat sneeze or cough? Or does it have sore, squinty eyes? These could be signs of cat flu. Cat flu or snuffles is a common disease that affects cats of all ages who are unvaccinated.
Ultrasound is an invaluable tool especially when other diagnostic technologies like CT or MRI are either not available or not affordable. We are extremely fortunate to have Dr Sonia McCaw on our team here at Tauranga, Te Puna, Katikati, Papamoa Village Vets, who is highly knowledgeable, experienced and skilled in ultrasonography.
Make ear health a priority. Maintaining your pet’s ear health is easy!
If you’ve just welcomed a new pet into your household, there’s no doubt you’ll want to give them the very best start to life. There may be some nerves (from both human and animal) as well as plenty to think about and be prepared for.
Three Bay of Plenty pets have been crowned the ‘Biggest Losers’ after beating out some tough competition at Tauranga, Te Puna, Katikati, Papamoa Village Vets’ inaugural healthy weight loss program.
Summertime in the veterinary industry also means puppy and kitten season. But along with the excitement and cuteness of the new furry or fluffy addition, also comes plenty of responsibility, hard work and most probably a handful of frustrations along the way.
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.