All articles tagged ‘disease’


Hill´s™ Prescription Diet™ t/d™ Dental Health »

Hill´s™ Prescription Diet™ brand pet foods Hill´s™ Prescription Diet™ pet foods are specially formulated to help manage pets with health problems. Backed by extensive clinical studies, Hill´s offers a reliable and trusted range of therapeutic pet foods. Your veterinarian may recommend a Hill´s™ Prescription Diet™ brand pet food that will help keep your pet´s teeth […]

Tuku set to ‘fly’ birdlife park nest »

BIRD IN THE HAND: Kiwi Birdlife Park wildlife manager Nicole Kunzmann holds female chick Tuku as she gets her health checks at CareVets in Queenstown.   Queenstown’s Kiwi Birdlife Park staff are preparing to say goodbye to the first kiwi hatched at the park in more than five years. The 790-gram female chick, Tuku, hatched […]

Cats with sore eyes »

Many cats have recurrent Conjunctivitis (Eye Infection), sometimes associated with slight ‘Snuffly’ symptoms.
Find out what causes this common health problem and what you can do to ease your cats suffering.

Cat Health Check »

Congratulations – you have a new kitten! You’ve anticipated the new arrival by ‘kittenproofing’ your home and had lots of fun choosing the carrier, bed, blanket, toys and other supplies he or she will need. This adorable little bundle of fluff is sure to bring you much joy. In return, you can make a major […]

Loss of a Pet »

Dealing with the Loss of a Pet The death of a beloved pet can be very distressing. Our pets are not only members of the family, they are our faithful friends, our children’s devoted playmates and reliable, affectionate companions. They enrich our day-to-day lives and their passing makes for a deeply felt loss. There are […]

Dental Care for Cats »

Your pet counts on you for protection With major advances in treating serious infectious and other pet diseases, oral disease – most importantly periodontal or gum disease caused by the buildup of plaque and tartar – has become the number-one health problem for cats. It’s estimated that without proper dental care 70% of cats will […]

Diabetes in Cats »

What is diabetes? Diabetes mellitus is a disease in which your pet’s pancreas can no longer produce enough of the hormone insulin. What does insulin do? Every time your pet eats a meal, glucose is absorbed from the intestines and enters the bloodstream. Glucose (sugar) is the essential fuel of the body’s cells and is […]

Cat Diseases & Vaccination »

Your cat counts on you for protection One of the very best things you can do to give your cat a long and healthy life is to ensure that he is vaccinated against common feline diseases. Your cat’s mother gave her kitten immunity from disease for the first few weeks of existence by providing disease-fighting […]

Ear Care »

Clean, odour-free, pale pink colour and a minimal accumulation of wax are indications of healthy ears. Check your pet’s ears regularly. Signs of Ear Disease Unpleasant odour Excessive scratching and pawing of the ear and head Sensitivity to touch, often resulting in pain Constant tilting/shaking of the head to one side Black or yellowish discharge […]

Eye Care for Cats »

A healthy cat’s eyes should be clear and bright and the area around the eyeball white. Common Symptoms of Illness Red inner eyelids Matter ‘stuck’ on the surface or in the corners of the eye Cloudiness within the eyeball A dull eye surface The ‘third eyelid’ coming across the eye Excessive tearing or unusual discharges […]

Osteoarthritis in Cats »

If your cat no longer appears interested in playing with his or her favourite mouse toy for hours on end, there may be a good reason – osteoarthritis. A chronic, degenerative joint disease that makes movement difficult and painful, osteoarthritis mainly strikes pets in their middle and senior years. However, younger animals can also be […]

Dog Diseases & Vaccination »

Protecting your best friend One of the most important things you can do to give your dog a long and healthy life is to ensure that he is vaccinated against common canine diseases. Your dog’s mother gave her puppy immunity from disease for the first few weeks of existence by providing disease-fighting antibodies in her […]

Osteoarthritis in Dogs »

If your dog doesn’t jump to greet you on your return home each evening, there may be a good reason – Osteoarthritis. A chronic, degenerative joint disease that makes movement difficult and painful, osteoarthritis mainly strikes pets in their middle and senior years. However, younger animals can also be affected. In fact, studies show that […]

Cat Information »

To help keep your cat healthy and happy, regular health checks, vaccinations, worming and flea treatment from your vet clinic are very important. Vaccinations To give your cat protection against cat diseases (Calicivirus, Rhinotracheitis, Panleukopaenia) your cat must receive the full course of vaccinations. This will involve either two or three vaccinations, each given three […]

Chronic Renal Failure (CRF) »

Chronic Renal Failure (CRF) is the term used to describe the gradual deterioration of kidney function over time. While there are many possible initiating causes, including toxins, cardiovascular damage and cancer, it is usually very difficult to determine the exact cause. Unfortunately kidney damage is irreversible and animals in kidney failure cannot be cured. However, […]

Dental Hygiene in your Cat »

Dental disease A combination of feeding soft diets and perceived difficulties with administering dental hygiene are the most common causes of dental disease. Your cat has had a dental procedure carried out under general anaesthetic. Here is some advice on how to help prevent the problem recurring in order to avoid further dental procedures for […]

Dental Hygiene in your Dog »

Dental disease A combination of feeding soft diets and perceived difficulties with administering dental hygiene are the most common causes of dental disease. Your dog has had a dental procedure carried out under general anaesthetic. Here is some advice on how to help prevent the problem recurring in order to avoid further dental procedures for […]

Caring for your pets teeth »

How you can help your pet… An animal’s teeth can be brushed just the same as we brush our teeth. In fact, brushing your pet’s teeth can be one of the most effective ways of preventing the build-up of plaque and tartar, and keeping gums healthy. Use either a specially designed pet toothbrush or a […]

Desexing »

SPEY – Female cats and dogs. Speying or Ovariohysterectomy is the term for removing the female sex glands, both the ovaries and the uterus. Speying is normally done when the animal is 6 months of age or older. This will involve a general anesthetic. WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES? Prevents troublesome “heat periods” Prevents unwanted kittens/puppies […]