Diabetes Mellitus in Cats and Dogs

Like humans, cats and dogs can be afflicted by diabetes! Diabetes Mellitus is a condition where the pancreas doesn’t produce enough of a hormone called insulin. Insulin is required by the body to transfer glucose from the bloodstream to the body’s cells to use as energy.

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Protect your dog from parasites and win

There is no better time to protect your pet. Buy any NexGard or NexGard Spectra product before October 31st to be in the draw to win The Life of Riley dog bed for your pup!*

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Win a Year’s Worth of Parasite Control for Your Cat

Purchase Broadline for your cat before October 31st to be in the draw to win a full year's worth of parasite protection!*

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COVID-19 Clinic Update

Due to the current government announcement, our clinic is returning to Alert Level 1.

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COVID-19 Clinic Update

Our clinic is now operating at COVID Alert Level 2.

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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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