Your guide to Osteoarthritis in pets
Town and Country Veterinary Services Blog
by townandcountryvsnz
4d ago
Hi Paw Parent, just like you, pets want to live a long and happy life. Sadly, our pets are good at hiding their pain. With proper health care management, older pets can live their lives to their full potential, which may be well over the equivalent of 100 human years! The key to giving them a longer, healthier time with you can be pretty simple, it’s all about detecting problems early. Half yearly check-ups and thorough physical examinations are recommended for Senior pets. As are lots of pats and cuddles, but you already knew that bit! What is Osteoarthritis? Arthritis affects at l ..read more
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Milpro 2023
Town and Country Veterinary Services Blog
by townandcountryvsnz
4M ago
Why it matters to protect your pets against worms 2023 Why it matters to protect your pets against worms Worming your dog and cat is an essential responsibility of Pet Owners. Dogs and cats often come into contact with contaminated soil, water, or other animals, making them susceptible to worming infestations. Some worms can also be transmitted to humans, so regular worming helps reduce the risk of transmission and keeps your pets and your family safe. By worming your dog and cat, you can also help prevent the spread of parasites that can harm local animals. Protection against worms has ..read more
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Vaccinations 2023
Town and Country Veterinary Services Blog
by townandcountryvsnz
4M ago
25% off Pet Vaccinations – offer ends 10 December! We all want our furry family members to live a long, healthy life. Responsible pet care means more than providing a safe home with regular food and exercise: pet vaccinations give them the best chance to avoid sickness and disease from the time they are young. Keeping pet vaccinations up to date prevents your pet from contracting preventable diseases and boosts their immune system. We want to help protect your companion and offer vaccinations for kittens, puppies, cats and dogs. It’s really important to keep vaccinations up to date. So if ..read more
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Know Your Parasites
Town and Country Veterinary Services Blog
by townandcountryvsnz
6M ago
They pose a threat to our pets, our kids, and even us. While most of them are minuscule and often out of sight, they’re one of the most common risks pet owners have to deal with. They’re the parasite nasties that sneakily find their way to your pet and cause all kinds of disease. The good news is there are many pet parasite preventatives available that will keep you and your pet safe. Choosing the right protection plan can be confusing but our expert vets can guide you in selecting the most appropriate product for your pet. It’s very important to know your nasties, and when you suspect ..read more
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Dental Offer 2023
Town and Country Veterinary Services Blog
by townandcountryvsnz
7M ago
Your pet needs annual dental care – just like you Many pet owners don’t realise that bad breath isn’t normal, and that roughly 80% of adult pets have dental diseases like gingivitis. Sadly, dogs and cats hide dental pain really well, so you mightn’t even realise your pet is suffering. Putting off dental work is more expensive and painful for your pet in the long run. Book a FREE pet dental health assessment Book a FREE pet dental health assessment Our pets trust us to look after them, so watch out for these signs indicating poor oral health in dogs and cats: – Smelly breath – Inflamed ..read more
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Kitten Dental Care
Town and Country Veterinary Services Blog
by townandcountryvsnz
10M ago
Kitten dental health It’s a good idea to start caring for your kitten’s teeth from a young age. Proper dental care can help prevent the build-up of plaque and tartar, which can lead to gum disease and tooth decay in later years. And don’t be alarmed when your kitten starts losing their baby teeth – this is a normal process as their adult teeth start to push through. You’ll most likely see wonky teeth that are about to fall out or bleeding gums from teeth that have just fallen out. As they’re teething, they’ll most likely look for anything to chew on. Offer them a kitten-friendly chew to ..read more
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Kitten Nutrition
Town and Country Veterinary Services Blog
by townandcountryvsnz
10M ago
Kitten nutrition Proper nutrition is another part of helping your kitten get the best start in life. Kittens need a balanced diet that includes all the essential nutrients for growth and development. Proper nutrition is vital for kittens because it helps them to grow strong bones and muscles and provides the energy necessary for play and learning. There are many premium-grade commercial foods that meet the exact nutritional requirements of growing kittens. Although brands vary in quality, premium brands generally provide higher-quality ingredients. Therefore, we recommend you feed your k ..read more
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Kitten Desexing
Town and Country Veterinary Services Blog
by townandcountryvsnz
10M ago
Desexing your kitten Desexing is generally recommended at around 6 months of age. Not only does it prevent unwanted litters, but it reduces the risk of certain diseases and cancers, such as prostate and mammary gland tumours and pyometra (an infection of the uterus). Desexing your kitten before he or she reaches sexual maturity (from 4 to 6 months of age) will prevent unwanted pregnancies as well as reduce roaming behaviour and territorial marking. Not only that, but female cats who are desexed before their second heat have a significantly reduced risk of mammary cancer and uterine infecti ..read more
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Kitten Microchipping
Town and Country Veterinary Services Blog
by townandcountryvsnz
10M ago
Microchipping and name tags Microchipping It is a legal requirement in most states and territories in Australia to have your kitten microchipped. This tiny chip is placed under the skin of the neck, between your kitten’s shoulder blades. If your kitten is found and taken to a vet or animal shelter, staff will use a special scanner to retrieve the unique identifying code on your pet’s microchip, which is stored in nationwide registry databases. Therefore, it’s imperative that you keep these details up to date. If you’re unsure of your kitten’s microchip status, we can use our clinic scann ..read more
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Kitten Vaccinations
Town and Country Veterinary Services Blog
by townandcountryvsnz
10M ago
Kitten Vaccinations Just like us humans, it’s important for cats to get vaccinated to protect them from certain diseases. Their vaccination schedule starts from just 6 weeks old and it’s important to keep up with the recommended schedule for kittens, as this will help ensure they’re properly protected from diseases such as feline distemper (panleukopenia), feline viral rhinotracheitis (feline herpes virus 1), and calicivirus. A typical vaccination schedule starts when your kitten is 6−8 weeks old; their second injection is at 10−12 weeks and their third and final ‘booster’ is at 14−16 week ..read more
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