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Microchipping is now required in all dogs. A microchip is a minute, electronic device that is inserted by injection into the back of the neck, just forward of the shoulder blades. These...

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Kitten Care

Vaccinations We usually vaccinate at 9, 12 and 16 weeks of age. These vaccines are to protect kittens against “Feline Enteritis”, a disease with a high mortality rate and “Snuffles”, a common...

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Puppy Care

Puppies are usually vaccinated at 6, 9, 12 and 16 weeks of age against Distemper, Canine Hepatitis, Kennel Cough, Parvovirus and Leptospirosis, which are the main killer-diseases of dogs. Your new puppy...

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Feline Arthritis

Arthritis in cats is now becoming much more common than we once thought – perhaps because we are now more aware about cats, their gaits and lifestyles. In fact, this is often...

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Canine Arthritis

We all recognise this disease in aging dogs. Arthritis is a degenerative process that arises as a result of abnormal stresses acting upon normal joint cartilage. It is characterised by progressive stiffness...

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Cats and dogs need to be wormed at least annually. The current recommendation is to worm every 6 months. Advice on this varies from place to place and some people worm every...

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FLEAS Fleas are the consequence of living in Auckland, one of the flea capitals of the world. Our high-humidity summers and moderate winters means there is a constant background flea residence that...

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Feline Hyperthyroidism

Cats can live to a ripe old age. In our clinic, the oldest feline patient was 24 years old, and there are plenty in the 16-20 year-old age group. Generally speaking, when...

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Feline Diabetes

What is Diabetes? Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disease of the pancreas. The pancreas is a soft, delicate organ that is situated adjacent to the intestine, within the abdomen. It has two...

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Feline Nutrition

Cats really are unique in their nutritional requirements. They are true, obligate carnivores which means that they must eat the meat of game animals or prey. They usually eat the whole carcase...

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Cat Behaviour

From a behavioural point of view cats are fascinating creatures and people often have trouble interpreting their quirky and unique behavioural patterns . There are a few things we misunderstand about them...

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