We appreciate the unique bond you have with your pet is so special, you don’t ever wish it to end. You want them to live their best lives, for as long as possible. Having a trusted source of information to help you understand more and proactively care for your beloved pet is our goal.
As animal health experts, we have written this collection of pet care articles to help you provide the best possible lifetime care of your fur family.
Microchipping is another method of identifying pets other than collars and tags which can be lost or removed. A microchip is permanent and providing it meets the required standards and has been inserted correctly it will function for the life of your pet.
By the age of two, 4 out of 5 pets are living with dental disease. Maintaining oral health is important because gum disease can cause pain and may possibly lead to more serious illnesses, such as heart, liver, and kidney disease.
There are a few ways you can help to ensure the surgical procedure is as safe as possible for your pet. As in people, surgery in pets involves the use of a general anaesthetic and as in people, anaesthetics are not without risk.
If you see a single flea on your pet - your pet has a flea problem! The flea population is typically made up of 50% eggs, 30% larvae, 15% pupae and only 5% biting adult fleas. So even one flea can represent a small infestation.
During the summer months all over New Zealand we can expect thousands of unwanted kittens and cats to turn up at vets, the SPCA, and other welfare organizations. We need to help these animals first that don’t have homes before we even consider bringing more into the world.