Friday, February 28, 2020
Dental health is important to your pet’s overall well-being.
When they have issues with their teeth and gums, it can lead to loss of appetite.
It is highly recommended to get your pets’ teeth checked regularly.
Even before their annual dental check with the vet, we also
recommend doing routine checks at home. Generally, teeth should be clean and
white and gums should be firm and pink. Here are some things you need to …
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
When your beloved pet start to age towards their senior years, they will have different needs. Just as with humans, old age comes with a lot of challenges. They will need your support now more than ever.
So, first thigs first, do you know when your dog is
considered a senior pet? The way dogs age really depend on their breed. Large
breed dogs age faster – so a Great Dane will …
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
While the longer days of summer are enjoyable for most pets (and humans), the heat can pose dangers to pets. Sunburn, heatstroke and burned paws are the more common hazards pets face during summer months. Skin cancer is also common in cats and dogs, even if their fur provides a layer of protection.
Here are some tips to keep your pet safe while having fun under the sun:
Slap on some sunscreen …READ MORE
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
With summer just around the corner, you might be thinking
about doing a road trip with the family. Do you bring your fur babies with you?
If you plan on being on the road with your pet, here are some tips to keep everyone
Make sure your pet is microchipped – In case
your pet runs and gets lost, this is the first thing people will check. Make
sure that the contact information you …
Thursday, October 31, 2019
If the cosy spring weather has got you in the mood for
spring cleaning your home, you might want to consider going through a spring
checklist for your pets as well. It’s that time of the year when we shed off
the winter blues, open the doors and windows and step out into the bright sunny
But before we do all that, let’s keep pets safe and healthy
with these tips:
Have your pet …READ MORE
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Spring is not usually associated with pet safety issues, but there are many dangers lurking in your garden and in your home that you should be aware of. The warmer weather are ideal for fur babies to start exploring the outdoors again. When they’re out there, they are naturally curious which can lead to trouble.
Here are some possible spring time hazards that you need to
watch out for:
Fertilisers – …READ MORE
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
At the end of July, one of our vets Dr Kim Telford travelled to Samoa for her 13th volunteer veterinary trip with South Pacific Animal Welfare (SPAW) and in conjunction with Animal Protection Society Samoa. Each trip is comprised of veterinarians and nurses from all over the country (and sometimes world) and often the volunteers do not know each other prior to the trip. Groups are sent to islands/villages where locals …READ MORE
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Neutering or desexing
is a surgical procedure to stop pets from reproducing. Other than population
control, there are a lot of advantages to doing it. Neutering can be done for
both males and females, cats and dogs.
Decreases chance of developing mammary cancer for both female
cats and dogsPrevents life-threatening pyometra (womb infection) for
female dogsLessens risk of contracting Feline Aids virus for catsPrevents enlargement of prostate (benign prostatic
hyperplasia) in dogsRemoves the risk …
Thursday, July 25, 2019
With all the rain we’ve been getting lately, your pets must be
going stir crazy. Winter can be a difficult time for pets who are used to being
outdoors or going on daily walks. Being
cooped up for days means they have a lot of energy and not enough exercise.
When this happens, chaos ensues – plants get destroyed,
shoes get chewed up, pillows end up on the floor and furniture can get knocked
Thursday, June 27, 2019
Ever get that feeling during winter? You know the one. That
feeling that makes you not want to get up in the morning and just stay in your
warm comfortable bed all day? The winter blues are real and can cause a general
feeling of depression. The shorter days reduces exposure to sunlight, which in
turn affects production of melatonin – a hormone produced by the pineal gland that
makes you feel sleepy. The lack …