All articles tagged ‘feline’


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.   […]

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 […]

SureFlap® Microchip Cat Door »

No more unwanted visitors with the SureFlap® Microchip Cat Door SureFlap cat doors recognise the ID chip already implanted in your cat, allowing access to your pet and making unwanted visitors a thing of the past. Your home becomes a secure environment for your pet, leading to a happier, more relaxed animal. Key Features: Works […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

Behaviour in Cats »

A few fundamentals Cats were once described as anti-social animals, but this is no longer regarded as true. Although very different from dogs, cats also need interaction and most importantly, your loving attention! When you bring a new kitten or cat into your home you’ll have to decide whether your pet will live strictly indoors […]

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 […]