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A healthy microbiome is your pet’s meal ticket to good health

A healthy microbiome is your pet’s meal ticket to good health

With 90% of a pet’s immune system residing in their gut or microbiome, the health of the gut plays a vital role in the overall health and wellbeing of your furry family member.
Can a healthy gut protect your pet against allergies? YES!

Can a healthy gut protect your pet against allergies? YES!

There are thankfully a number of things that we can do to alleviate or, better still, eliminate the cause of any nasty allergy symptoms.
Caring for our Wonderful Wrinkly Dogs, Naturally

Caring for our Wonderful Wrinkly Dogs, Naturally

If you’re the proud ‘mother’ or ‘father’ of a dog with a beautiful set of squishy wrinkles, here are some simple TLC tips to ensure they remain free from skin problems.

The Official Word

The Official Word

The NZ Veterinary Association (NZVA) have put out some helpful mini-guides on looking after your pets during the COVID-19 lockdown.
New Zealand dog diet study a wake-up call for dog nutrition

New Zealand dog diet study a wake-up call for dog nutrition

A recent independent New Zealand study commissioned by New Zealand Premium Petfood Alliance has found that meat is best when it comes to doggy diets!
Have you got the itchy and scratchy show going on at your house?

Have you got the itchy and scratchy show going on at your house?

One of the most frustrating and hard to beat problems that a pet owner can face these days is allergies. If you have a dog or cat with a persisten...
Cat Happy Biscuits

Cat Happy Biscuits

Cat Happy Biscuits, a delicious natural high for your cat all year round.
Doggy Daily Bliss Balls

Doggy Daily Bliss Balls

Doggy Daily Bliss Balls are a delicious super-natural treat for your dog all year round.
How do I know if my cat is anxious?

How do I know if my cat is anxious?

Just like us humans, cats are sensitive creatures with layers of feelings and fears that they express via their behaviour when their world is not warm, calm and interesting.

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Is your pet on the podgy side? You’re not alone

Is your pet on the podgy side? You’re not alone

Pet obesity is no longer the exception to the rule, it has now reached epidemic proportions with an estimated 52% of dogs and 58% of cats now overweight.
Does your dog’s breath make your eyes water?

Does your dog’s breath make your eyes water?

As a vet, I can’t stress enough how important the health of your dog’s teeth and gums are to their overall wellbeing.
Shining the spotlight on leaky gut syndrome

Shining the spotlight on leaky gut syndrome

I would like to zero in on one particular gut health issue that seems to be capturing quite a lot of attention, and that’s the condition known as leaky gut syndrome.