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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.
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.
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.
Pet Insurance - Nice to Have or Need to Have?

Pet Insurance - Nice to Have or Need to Have?

According to industry statistics, only 1 in 10 cat Kiwi owners and not quite 1 in 5 Kiwi dog owners currently insure their pet.
We’re nuts about Coconut

We’re nuts about Coconut

Coconut is everywhere at the moment and for very good reason; it delivers a huge variety of medicinal benefits for pets and people alike including boosting pet heart health, reducing body stress, and decreasing mental decline.
10 simple wellness tips that will have your cat purring

10 simple wellness tips that will have your cat purring

Here are 10 simple wellness tips that will have your cat purring.
The tell-tail signs that your cat might need a change of diet!

The tell-tail signs that your cat might need a change of diet!

With diet playing such an important role in the overall health and wellbeing of our pets, just how do you know that your cat’s diet is adding and not detracting from their quality of life?
What is your cat trying to tell you?

What is your cat trying to tell you?

Cats are meat-loving carnivores and, just like us, what they eat directly impacts their health.