Author: Sarah Clements

Metropol February Feature

The latest issue of Metropol magazine featured an article about Tiggi, who has a habit of eating things that she shouldn’t! Here at Ourvets, we have needed to use multiple diagnostic tools to determine the causes of Tiggi’s episodes of lethargy and vomiting, including our Digital X-Ray and Ultrasonography. To read the full article, click here (page 29). …

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Are your rabbits vaccination up to date?

Rabbit owners may have heard of the likely release of a new strain of the deadly rabbit calicivirus. The Canterbury Regional Council has applied to the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) for approval to introduce and use a new strain of Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease Virus (RHDV) to control the wild rabbit population. If approval is …

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Solving problem puppy behaviours

Puppies are at their most impressionable between 8-14 weeks old. The keys to success are supervision, consistency, patience and praise – ideally you’ll be with your puppy so you can have heaps of fun, and recognise and fix problem behaviours early. Always positively reinforce good behaviour, but never punish your puppy for getting it wrong. …

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Summer Safety Tips for Your Pet

Most of us look forward to summer, with longer days and more time to hang out with our pets. But summer is prime time for pets to get heatstroke, become dehydrated, and pestered by mosquitos, fleas and ticks. Be ready for when temperatures go through the roof – make sure your pet’s parasite medications are …

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