Keeping your pets active in winter

It can be hard to get out of your warm bed or off the cosy couch on a winter’s morning for exercise, and your pet can feel the same way too! It's important to continue exercising your pet in

Dental disease and prevention

Dental disease is one of the most common but preventable diseases in pets. It is not only painful and uncomfortable, but the procedure to clean and remove teeth becomes more complicated and often more costly the longer it is left


Arthritis can affect one or more joints anywhere in your pet's body. The most common joints affected are the hips, knees, shoulders and elbows. Most of these joints depend on a layer of cartilage acting as a cushion between

Easter hazards

Easter can be an exciting time for both adults and children. While we prepare for Easter, it is essential to keep an eye on potential dangers for your furry friend. Chocolate Chocolate contains both caffeine and theobromine (a chemical

Leptospirosis in dogs

Further to our email earlier this month, we have now had two dogs test positive for Leptospirosis through our hospital. The first one was living on the lower north shore, and a second case, more recently, was from the

Caring for Guinea Pigs, Rabbits and Ferrets

Most of the rodent family and smaller animals are referred to as “pocket pets” even though most of them won’t fit in your pocket.  It is important that you have your pet checked by the vet at the first sign

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