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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Santa's Naughty List: Christmas Dangers for your pet

While we celebrate Christmas and indulge in the holiday season, it is important to remember to be mindful of our furry family members.

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Puppy and Kitten Vaccines

Ourvets Halswell recommend to keep your puppies and kittens fit and healthy and free from disease that they have their kitten and puppy vaccinations at eight weeks, twelve weeks and sixteen weeks of age and then again at 1 year. 

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Metropol November 2019 Feature

Our feature in the November issue of the Metropol Magazine talks about the role of a Veterinary Nurse at Ourvets. 

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8 Halloween Dangers for Your Pet

Halloween is a time to have fun and let your imagination run wild, also to eat yourself sick on chocolate and lollies. It is important that while we are having fun, we remain mindful of our furry family members and keep them safe and out of trouble.

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