Flea treatment is an all-year-round commitment.

Flea treatment is an all-year-round commitment because fleas can be active in all seasons. Treatment is based on the weight of your pet and is different for cats and dogs. Although you may be vigilant with your treatment plan, infestation may simply occur by an untreated passing animal, and the flea eggs /larvae falling off their coat into your pets environment, indoor or out!

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Burnt Paws: Symptoms and Treatment

Cats are attracted to warmth and are most likely to get burns on their feet from walking on hot surfaces, like woodburners, fireplace hearths or cook tops.

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List of Ingredients

List of Ingredients

Contrary to popular belief, chicken, lamb or beef listed as the first ingredient on a label is not an indication that the diet is of higher quality or contains more protein.

Legally, ingredients must appear in descending order according to their weight in the diet before they are cooked. The total weight of the ingredient usually includes the water content and fresh meat is generally 75% water.

Some pet food manufacturers list ingredients based on the weight before they have been dehydrated. This leads to confusion about the level of protein in a diet. Dehydrated protein sources, commonly referred to as a meal (e.g. chicken meal), are a more concentrated source of digestible protein.

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All you need to know about pet vaccination, flea and worming

Vaccinating puppies and kittens is something only your vet can do and requires a few visits over the first year, followed by ongoing boosters for the lifetime of your pet. Flea and worm treatments are also ongoing for the lifetime of the pet, they do not require a veterinary consult, these treatments can be purchased over the counter or online and do not require a prescription.

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International Cheetah Conservation

The cheetah is one of the rarest East African carnivores, this majestic animal will not be around for our future generations to enjoy due to a couple of factors, such as predators.

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Online Vet Store Supports SPCA

Online Vet Store Supports SPCA

SPCA New Zealand is the only charity with the power to prosecute people under the Animal Welfare Act 1999.

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Are you making the most of your microchip?

A microchip is limited unless it has been registered with your details on the NZ Companion Animal Register.  Not all vets automatically register microchip details, in most cases it is the OWNERS RESPONSIBILITY to do this.

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NZ Blue Duck/Whio Breeding Programme

The blue duck/whio is a unique native bird found only in New Zealand’s fast flowing waters. They are river specialists – the white water rafters of the native world!

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Summer Warning: Barley grass is here!

WARNING: Barley grass and foxtail awns are abundant during late spring and summer - they stick to fur, and can pass easily through the skin, they are capable of invading your dogs body through the feet, ears, eyes, mouth, or infact, any body surface. Because of the orientation of the minute barbs on the bristles, the awns can travel relatively quickly through the body. If they enter the abdomen or chest cavities the effects can be potentially fatal. In the eye, the barbs cause ulcers, and in the ear they may rupture the ear drum.

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