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  • The benefits of microchipping your pet
    Every day animals go missing. Sadly many are never reunited with their owners, simply because of a lack of identification. A microchip gives your pet the best chance of being reunited with you if they become lost or stolen.
  • Beat the heat – Keeping pets safe during the hot summer months
    During the hot summer months, it is important to remember that this season can present some challenges and problems to your animals. Here are our tips on helping your pet stay happy, healthy and cool during summer.
  • Desexing your companion animals saves lives
    Every year, thousands of companion animals are euthanised across New Zealand because there are simply not enough homes for the huge numbers of animals bred around the country.
  • Advantages of desexing your companion animal
    There are lots of advantages to desexing your pets apart from preventing the birth of unwanted animals.
  • Common questions about desexing your companion animal
    There are lots of advantages to desexing your pets - here we answer some of the most common questions about desexing and dispel some of the myths around getting your pet spayed or neutered.
  • Kidney problems in pets
    Just like us, your pets need their kidneys to be functioning properly in order to be in good health. Read on to learn about some of the issues that can occur with these complex organs.
  • How to care for a bearded dragon
    Just like our more common furry friends, bearded dragons are living beings with specific needs, wants and feelings.
  • Ask a vet
    Juvenile cataracts in dogs
    My dog Oreo is 17 months old and has been diagnosed with juvenile cataracts. Can I please have some advice on what juvenile cataracts are and how best to help him? The eye specialist says he’s too young for an operation so we just have to put eye ointment in his eye for the next few months, but I’m scared about what will happen when he has the operation – I hope he won’t be in pain.
  • Ask a vet
    Toxic food for pets
    Our cat Sasha loves to share the delicious food we enjoy at Christmas, but someone told me that some of the things we like to eat can be toxic to pets! Please provide some guidance on what we can and can’t feed her.
  • Ask a vet
    What is the best way to feed your cat?
    I have two cats, Bonnie and Clyde, and I recently read some new recommendations about how to best feed them, called the ‘Five a Day Felix Plan’. Can you please explain this feeding plan and why it is being recommended?
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