All articles tagged ‘dog’


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

Two Cats, One Dog Magazine – Autumn 2013 »

Head in store and pick up a copy of the latest CareVets `Two Cats, One Dog` Magazine. Articles in this issue include: Labradors Rule! Health care for New Zealand’s favourite dog. Urinary Incontinence in dogs. Cat wars – when cats in the family don’t get on. Ticks and tick diseases in Dogs and Cats.   […]

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 […]

FRONTLINE® Plus kills fleas and ticks and controls biting lice on both cats and dogs. »

Pets can pick up fleas from anywhere another infested animal has been, such as the garden or park – even indoor-only cats can be affected if another pet or human brings in a flea. And it doesn’t take long for one little flea to become a big problem. Fleas are blood-sucking parasites that can make […]

Does your pet have the X-Factor? »

Think you pet has star qualities? Send us your favourite photo of your pet and if it gets voted in it could make it into the 2014 CareVets calendar. To enter just go to our Facebook page, like us and follow the instructions to upload your photo. Each month the best 6 photos will be […]

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 […]

Alyce »

Hi, I’m Alyce, I am studying vet nursing by correspondence so that I am able to work and get the hands on experience at CareVets as I work between the Johnsonville and Porirua stores, so of course I am a crazy animal lover!!! If I’m not at work you will find me down at the […]

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 […]

Petra »

Hi my name is Petra. I have been working at CareVets since February 2012. I am currently working towards my Vet Nursing Qualification. I am lucky to be working at CareVets as I learn and gain experience with animals every day. I have chosen this career path as I have a passion for working with […]

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 […]

Hills Vet Essentials »

Introducing Hill´s™ Science Diet™ VetEssentials™: A new range of pet food from Hill´s Pet Nutrition, available exclusively through vet clinics. Hill´s Pet Nutrition embodies a tradition of caring that began in 1939 with one remarkable veterinarian. Hill´s mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets. To do this, […]

Racheal King »

Racheal is the practice manager for CareVets Napier and has been here since 2007. She is the lucky owner of her very friendly dog, Gimlie, who is a Griffon X Jack Russell. Racheal loves working with our fantastic clients and their beloved pets, and she feels honored to be a leader for such a great […]

Digital Camera Competition Winners »

All CareVets clinics, in conjunction with Bayer New Zealand, recently ran a promotion for Advocate flea & worm treatment. All customers who made a purchase of Advocate went into the draw to win a digital camera, with one camera to be won at each CareVets clinic.

Animals matter in Disasters »

A groundbreaking survey* just recently released (August 2011) shows that New Zealand is a nation of pet owners and animal lovers, with the New Zealand companion animal population sitting at approximately 5 million compared to a mere 4.4 million for humans! This means 68% of Kiwi households own at least one pet (companion animal) which […]

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.

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.

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 […]

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 […]

Eye Care for Dogs »

A healthy dog’s eyes should be clear, bright and free from dirt, discharge and inflammation. 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 Tear-stained […]

Fleas and Ticks »

Ticks are small spider-like acarids and fleas are insects, but these two tiny creatures have at least one thing in common—they are both parasites that feed on your dog’s or cat’s blood and can cause a lot of discomfort and more serious health problems. Flea bites may go unnoticed on some pets, cause slight irritation […]