All articles tagged ‘examination’


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 […]

Operation Pre/Post Care »

Cutting through all the information Due to illness, disease or trauma, your pet may one day require surgery. While potentially stressful (for both you and your pet) there are a few basic guidelines that you can follow that will make the process as complication-free as possible and put your pet on the fast road to […]

Senior Cat »

Old age is not a disease As a result of advances in veterinary medicine, more knowledgeable care and improved nutrition, cats are now living much longer, healthier lives. But, just as for humans, the passage of time has its effects, and you may begin to notice that your once-frisky feline seems to have slowed down […]

Senior Dog »

Old age is not a disease As a result of advances in veterinary medicine, more knowledgeable care and improved nutrition, dogs are now living much longer, healthier lives. But, just as for humans, the passage of time has its effects, and you may begin to notice that your once-frisky pet seems to have slowed down […]

FLUTD – Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease »

What is Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease? Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD) is the term to describe episodes of inflammation of the lower urinary tract (primarily the bladder and urethra). While many contributing factors have been identified, the exact cause of this disease is not known. Contributing factors that have been identified include stress, […]

Abscesses in Cats »

Abscesses are a common problem in cats. A bite from a cat is more likely to become infected than a bite from other animals due to the nasty bacteria that live in cats mouths. The situation is made worse because cat bite wounds tend to have small entry wounds but cause a lot of damage […]

Blood Testing in Geriatric Animals »

Why does my pet need blood tests? Even though your pet may appear to be in good health from the outside, we are often not able to tell what is happening inside from just a physical examination. Just as in humans, as an animal ages, their organ function deteriorates. Older animals are more likely to […]

Brachycephalic Syndrome »

The term brachycephalic is used to describe animal breeds that have “squashed” faces – e.g. Bulldogs, Pekingese, Boxers, Pugs. In these breeds the bones of the nose and mouth develop in width but not in length. As a result these breeds usually have one or more of the following structural abnormalities – overly long soft […]

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 […]

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 […]

CareVets Porirua »

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Phone: (04) 237 9600

CareVets Kapiti »

301 Kapiti Rd, Paraparaumu Beach, Paraparaumu 5032, Wellington
Phone: (04) 297 2500

CareVets Te Atatu »

520 Te Atatu Road, Te Atatu Peninsula, Auckland
Phone: (09) 834 4430

CareVets Rototuna »

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Phone: (07) 855 2306

CareVets Johnsonville »

31 Johnsonville Road, Johnsonville, Wellington
Phone: (04) 478 3709

CareVets Hamilton South »

149 Ohaupo Road, Hamilton
Phone: (07) 843 0090

CareVets Glen Eden »

69 West Coast Road, Glen Eden, Auckland
Phone: (09) 818 7454

CareVets Chartwell »

Lynden Court, Chartwell, Hamilton
Phone: (07) 855 9072

CareVets Mt Wellington »

129 Mt Wellington Highway, Mt Wellington, Auckland
Phone: (09) 527 7636