People often get an animal on impulse, if they can’t resist them, or maybe have been given a pet as a present and it comes as a surprise into their life. Pets offer unconditional love and add joy to our lives, but they are a significant responsibility. IF YOU HAVE BEEN THINKING ABOUT GETTING A PET, ASK YOURSELF THESE IMPORTANT QUESTIONS:
Izzie, a 2 year old female spayed Labrador presented at the clinic afterhours following a two day history of lethargy, restlessness, loss of appetite and abdominal pain. Now being a Labrador with a loss of appetite raised suspicion! Read about Izzie's outcome!
Doc are planning to drop 1080 (Flouroacetate) in Egmont National Park at the beginning of August 2016. Doc have been in consultation with farm and animal owners adjacent to the National Park and advised them on steps necessary to protect their animals.
By Dr Kath Buchanan
Recently I have had an interesting case at the Veterinary clinic and I feel a responsibility to share the knowledge that I have gained as it may help create awareness. After spending many years away from New Zealand it is interesting to both revise my knowledge from the past and understand the current situation.
Recently a young Jack Russell Terrier weighing only 8.5kg came into our clinic following a vicious attack by a large Rottweiler. The small dog had been grabbed around its tummy and shaken around. Understandably he came in quite shocked, scared and painful to the touch all over its’ back and abdomen.