Signs your pet is bored

Have you ever wondered what your pet does when you’re not around? Many of us think they can keep themselves occupied all day. The reality is that when pets are alone and without stimuli, they can get bored and even develop behavioural issues.

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Pet seizures and how to respond

Just like humans, our pets can also suffer from seizures. Whether caused by a pre-existing condition or seemingly out of the blue, it is important as a pet parent to understand the causes, signs and how to respond.

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Coronavirus and your pets

As COVID-19, or Coronavirus, is continuing to spread worldwide, we would like to address the concern of the virus spreading from animals to humans or vice versa.

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Have you heard of a licki mat?

Did you know cats and dogs can lick themselves or objects to help reduce anxiety?

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Introducing Simon Howarth

From the 9th March you may notice a new face in Ourvets Halswell, and Riccarton as Simon Howarth joins the team as our new lead veterinarian.

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Catnip and your cat

Sensitivity to catnip is an inherited trait, and even bigger felines like tigers and lions can be sensitive to it. Although around one third of cats may not be affected at all by catnip.

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Keeping seniors safe this summer

All pet parents need to be aware of the dangers of a hot summer to the pet. However, when it comes to our senior pets, the hot weather may present a more serious risk to their health. Your senior furry family member will thank you for taking the time to go through these summer senior tips!

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Metropol January 2020 Feature

In our first feature of 2020 in the Metropol Magazine, we discuss summer safety for pets.

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What to do if you find a baby bird

It is during this time of year where our clinic receives phone calls from clients saying that they have found/rescued a baby bird, that has either fallen from its nest or has been caught by their cat, and they don’t know what to do. Little do people know that most of the time the baby bird is better to be left alone rather than being taken to your local Vet clinic.

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Why feeding premium food to your pet is best

Given there is just so much information out there and a so many different choices and offerings, it can all get a bit confusing, even for those of us who work within the industry.

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