Can we do better with our dog interactions?
Healthy Pets New Zealand
by cathonthego@gmail.com
3w ago
The latest study to be funded under the Human-Animal Bond grant seeks to understand what constitutes a positive experience for the dogs when it comes to dog-handler interactions by measuring their oxytocin levels during various interactions. Hopefully this will help educate anyone interacting with dogs, including owners, on how we can do better and reduce the incidence of behavioural disorders. Oxytocin is a hormone that is released within the brain of many social animals. It has the ability to regulate social behaviours, such as pair bonding, peer recognition and social memory, as ..read more
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How best to manage a previously deadly disease
Healthy Pets New Zealand
by cathonthego@gmail.com
3w ago
Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is a common infectious disease caused by a coronavirus - similar, but different to COVID 19. It is most common in young cats and historically carried a near 100% mortality rate. Highly effective treatment options have recently been discovered over the past few years, however veterinary access to these medications is limited and there are still many details about treatment protocols that require further research.  A medication called Remdesivir is currently the only medication available to New Zealand veterinarians for the treatment of FIP. This medicat ..read more
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Something for everyone at ‘Dogs Day Out’
Healthy Pets New Zealand
by cathonthego@gmail.com
2M ago
Another successful ‘Dogs Day Out’ in Invercargill at the weekend gave dog lovers a chance to reconnect and learn something new.   The Healthy Pets New Zealand organized event ran over two days this year, starting with the Invercargill  ‘barkrun’,  attracting about 90 participants and 12 dogs despite the weather being “a bit of a damp affair. The post-race ‘dog cookies’ proved popular too.   This was followed by a very engaged audience of around 50 people for the three speakers on Saturday evening at the HPNZ Dog Education Seminars sponsored by Royal Canin and hosted by Te ..read more
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"Lead The Way" Auckland launched
Healthy Pets New Zealand
by cathonthego@gmail.com
2M ago
Healthy Pets Chair, Dr Cath Watson, was invited as a panellist to the Auckland launch of the Department of Conservation (DOC) Lead the Way programme. This campaign is educating dog owners who visit our coastal areas about how they can protect our precious wildlife as well as their dogs.   Healthy Pets Principal Partner PD Insurance is DOC’s exclusive partner for the Lead the Way Auckland program. Chief Operating Officer Michelle Le Long says, “We are proud to partner with DOC and are putting extensive time and effort into this crucial programme.”   “PD Insurance ..read more
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Conference success!
Healthy Pets New Zealand
by cathonthego@gmail.com
2M ago
The New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) Conference was held at the Claudelands Event Centre in Hamilton from 20-22nd June, 2022 and it proved to be a great opportunity for the Healthy Pets Trustees to meet and greet both delegates and other exhibitors. We were thrilled with the response to our Silent Auction, with two fabulous original paintings by Kerikeri artist Tessa Brown on offer. These fantastic artworks raised over $500 for Healthy Pets NZ, and we’d like to congratulate Maureen Forsyth and Kim Kelly for their successful bids and hope they get many years enjoyment from the ar ..read more
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Paw Claws & Wet noses podcasts
Healthy Pets New Zealand
by cathonthego@gmail.com
2M ago
Thanks to Julie South and the team at VetStaff Veterinary Recruitment you can know have a listen to some podcasts about Healthy Pets New Zealand and our research as Julie talks to our Chair, Dr Cath Watson, and to Prof. John Munday on some of his Healthy Pets New Zealand funded research into the potential future of cancer treatments for animals. Dr Cath Watson on Healthy Pets New Zealand: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Prof. John Munday: Can multimodal RAS inhibitors slow cancer growth or spread? Part 1 Part 2 Tags:  front ..read more
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Dogs Day Out is back!
Healthy Pets New Zealand
by cathonthego@gmail.com
2M ago
After a hugely successful, albeit Covid-affected, inaugural event in February 2021, Dogs Day out is back on November 26/27th 2022, bigger and better!    Hosted once again by the lovely city of Invercargill, the 2022 event has been spread over two days to maximise the opportunity for dog lovers throughout Southland and Otago to attend.   Healthy Pets New Zealand is hosting the event to help provide a valuable education opportunity for dog lovers as well as a chance for those with dogs to come along and join as great family event celebrating all things canine.    Royal ..read more
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New disease to be investigated
Healthy Pets New Zealand
by cathonthego@gmail.com
2M ago
Episodic collapse and abnormal movements in German Shorthaired Pointer puppies: Sometimes new and unexpected diseases crop up in breeds they’ve not been seen in previously. Determining the underlying cause can help breeders avoid problems in future, and hopefully quickly stamp out any ongoing issues. That’s why Healthy Pets NZ, along with support from our Principal Partner, pet insurance specialist PD Insurance, are pleased to be able to help researcher Hayley Hunt with her grant application to investigate a problem detected in German Shorthaired Pointer puppies in December 2021. At 3 weeks o ..read more
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Good news when disease not detected
Healthy Pets New Zealand
by cathonthego@gmail.com
2M ago
Staphylococcus pseudintermedius (S. pseudintermedius) is a really common bacteria carried by dogs, most commonly contributing to skin and ear infections, but also able to spread to humans. Studies from around the world have shown carriage by normal healthy dogs of anywhere from 16-87%.   Most of these infections are by methicillin-susceptible S. pseudintermedius which can usually be treated by antibiotics. There is a strain of this bacteria that carries the mecA gene making it resistant to treatment with the normal arsenal of antibiotics available however. This strain has been called met ..read more
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Awesome artworks
Healthy Pets New Zealand
by cathonthego@gmail.com
2M ago
  Kerikeri artist Tessa Brown kindly donated two original artworks for our silent auction at the recent NZVA Conference, the proceeds of which have raised over $500 for Healthy Pets - thanks Tessa! The original artworks of two native birds, a Kingfisher/kōtare, and a wax-eye/tauhou, were very popular, and ultimately found homes at opposite ends of the country. Maureen Forsyth of Auckland was the successful bidder for the Kingfisher/kōtare, while Kim Kelly of Wanaka found success with the wax-eye/tauhou. Both are thrilled to have been able to support Healthy Pets and to receive ..read more
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