All articles tagged ‘checkup’


Remuera Vets »

5 Norana Avenue, Remuera, Auckland 1050
Phone: (09) 520 1647

CareVets Wainuiomata »

3 Waiu Street, Wainuiomata, Lower Hutt 5014
Phone: (04) 564 4104

Lisa Preston »

Hi my name is Lisa and I have just started here at CareVets in Porirua. I am particularly interested in small animal medicine and have two bunnies of my own back home in the Wairarapa. I  also have a keen interest in Marine conservation and hope to work with wildlife at some point in my […]

Hill’s™ Science Diet™ Mature Adult Active Longevity Original »

Hill’s™ Science Diet™ Mature Adult Active Longevity™ Original dog food provides precisely balanced nutrition for a visible difference in your dog. It provides tested nutrition to restore youthful energy in 30 days* and contains clinically proven antioxidants to maintain overall health and a strong immune system. It is made with high quality ingredients which are […]

The new CareVets Porirua »

CareVets Porirua have been very busy moving into their new Vet Clinic and Pet Centre. The new address is 9 Kenepuru Drive, Porirua. There is now an extra consult room, better surgery, bigger cattery and still a great range of retail to ensure we meet all your pets needs. Outside work is still going on […]

Eukanuba Restricted Calorie Formula »

Dietary Recommendation This diet can be used if your pet has excess weight and needs to lose weight. Excess weight can lead to other health issues such as joint pain, diabetes, heart problems and surgery complications. Restricted Calorie Diet is only available through your veterinarian and should be the sole source of food unless indicated […]

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.

CareVets Napier »

120 Taradale Road, Onekawa, Napier, Hawkes Bay
Phone: (06) 842 2033

Allergies in dogs »

As in the human population, the incidence of allergies in pets seems to be increasing. While allergic
humans may often sneeze, wheeze or even have serious respiratory difficulties, allergic reactions in
pets are characterized by skin problems, exacerbated by their primary symptom—itching and
scratching. Cat and dog allergies fall into three main categories: flea allergy dermatitis, atopy, and
food allergy. Many pets can be affected by one or more allergy.

Administering Medication to Dogs »

Just like you, your dog is going to get sick occasionally and you’ll likely come home from
the veterinarian’s with some medication to administer. Learning how to do it right will make
the process easier both for you and your dog. Always follow the instructions given by your
veterinarian. Be sure to administer the full amount of medication over the number of days
instructed by your veterinarian.

Administering Medication to Cats »

Just like you, your cat is going to get sick occasionally and you’ll likely come home from your veterinarian with some medication to administer. Learning how to do it right will make the process easier both for you and your cat. Always follow the instructions given by your veterinarian. Be sure to administer the full […]

Poppy says ‘Thank you Carevets Mt Wellington’ »

Poppy, a three-year-old Miniature Collie-Pomeranian cross, was on her own section when a neighbourhood dog attacked her. Owner Dianne Pivach was bitten getting her pet away from the other dog, but she rushed Poppy straight to the vet clinic.

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 […]

Intestinal Parasites »

Can you catch parasites from your pet? Parasitic infections that can be transmitted from animals to humans are known as parasitic zoonoses. 1. Hookworms In dogs, hookworm infection occurs through ingestion or skin penetration of hookworm larvae found in the stools or soil contaminated by feces of an infected animal. The larvae then develop and […]

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 […]