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Worming cats and dogs

Worming cats and dogs

Worming our cats and dogs is often not prioritised, however recent studies have shown we ...
Holidays and your pets

Holidays and your pets

With summer just around the corner and our beautiful country to explore, many of us will be ...
Coughing cats

Coughing cats

Have you ever noticed your cat coughing? A coughing cat is a common reason owners come in and ...
Lifestyle Chickens

Lifestyle Chickens

Written by Katherine Hansen Chickens are a wonderful small animal to keep, ...
Equine Immunity – Looking after your Horses health

Equine Immunity – Looking after your Horses health

With the recent cold and wet weather, it's important to help support your horse or pony’s ...
Dental disease in cats and dogs

Dental disease in cats and dogs

One of the most common problems we see in small animals is dental disease. Most owner do not ...
Keep pets happy and calm this Guy Fawkes

Keep pets happy and calm this Guy Fawkes

Guy Fawkes can certainly be an enjoyable event, however this time of year can also be a very ...
Car Travel with Dogs

Car Travel with Dogs

More often than not, dogs make for willing and eager travel companions. Some dogs have even ...
Top Tips: Staying safe in the summer

Top Tips: Staying safe in the summer

We have all been feeling the heat lately, including our pets. Here are some safety tips to ...
Veterinary Ultrasound with Dr Sonia McCaw

Veterinary Ultrasound with Dr Sonia McCaw

Ultrasound is an invaluable tool especially when other diagnostic technologies like CT or MRI ...
Summer Creepy Crawlies for Lifestylers

Summer Creepy Crawlies for Lifestylers

Have they six legs or eight? Well, that’s an important question for the minds eye of a ...
Alpaca & Facial Eczema

Alpaca & Facial Eczema

Alpaca are very susceptible to facial eczema, even more so than sheep and cattle! So what is ...
Poisoning of Livestock

Poisoning of Livestock

While not exhaustive, below are some of the main plants and metal contaminants that are known ...
Ticks & Theileria: The Critter With Extra Kick For Cattle

Ticks & Theileria: The Critter With Extra Kick For Cattle

Theileriosis continues to be a significant issue on farms heading into another “Blood Sucking” ...
Keeping our pets safe in the home

Keeping our pets safe in the home

There’s been some media attention lately around salt lamps and the harm they can do to your ...
Vaccination of Sheep & Cattle

Vaccination of Sheep & Cattle

There are many infectious diseases that can affect cattle & sheep in New Zealand. The ...
Our pets in their twilight years

Our pets in their twilight years

Our pets are now living healthier and longer lives than ever before. However just like us ...
Skin and coat irritations in cats and dogs

Skin and coat irritations in cats and dogs

Is your cat or dog itching and scratching? Yes, it may be that you have a flea issue to deal ...
Top Tips: Enrichment ideas for your pets

Top Tips: Enrichment ideas for your pets

There are plenty of ways in which we can make the lives of our pets more fun and entertaining! ...
Top Tips: Pet Obesity

Top Tips: Pet Obesity

Obesity has become a huge problem for today’s pets. Weight gain in animals is often viewed as ...
Pet Insurance for your cat or dog?

Pet Insurance for your cat or dog?

Our pets are beloved members of our family, so it is only natural we want to provide the best ...