Making sure your pets stay healthy this summer

 Animal Anecdotes with Nina Smith from Papamoa Village Vets Summer's a great time to live in the Bay, but it brings painful and preventable problems for pets. The ‘grass seed season' is here! Seeds attach to... Read More

The In's and Out's of Desexing Your Pet

Vet Checks Inwith Rachael Woodfrom Mount Vet Hospital Deciding whether or not to desex your pet can be a big decision to make. Desexing is not only beneficial to your pet in many ways but is highly recommended.  WHY SHOULD I DESEX MY PET? There... Read More

What are worms and how to treat them!

Vet Checks Inwith Rachael Woodfrom Mount Vet Hospital Roundworms Roundworms are zoonotic parasites, which means they can be passed from animals to humans - especially children. They can also be exceptionally good survivors, with viable eggs... Read More

Poisoning in Pets

Vet Checks Inwith Joerg Thammfrom Mount Vet Hospital What is poison and what to do! There are a lot of different chemicals, drugs and plants that are toxic to our pets, here is a list of some of the most common ones: Rodenticides (rat/mouse bait):... Read More

Flea and worm treatments important for pets

Vet Checks Inwith Joerg Thammfrom Mount Vet Hospital Regular flea and worm treatments are important for your pets, and you! So what is the best way to do this?? A mistake seen all too often is the "more is better" approach that some people take... Read More

Guy Fawke's Survival Guide for Pets

Vet Checks Inwith Joerg Thammfrom Mount Vet Hospital Guy Fawke's Survival Guide for Pets. Yes, it is near that time again!. While fireworks can be fun for humans, our some of our furry friends can get very petrified. It is estimated that up to... Read More

Kenzie’s Triple Dip.. Lucky or unlucky?!

Vet Checks Inwith Joerg Thammfrom Mount Vet Hospital Kenzie, the beautiful Great Dane was in one day for a routine gastropexy* and ovariohysterectomy (spay). On admitting Kenzie for the day, the nurse went over details with Kenzies family regarding... Read More

Is your dog or cat suffering from chronic dental pain?

Vet Checks Inwith Joerg Thammfrom Mount Vet Hospital Dogs and cats will often continue to eat even when their teeth are on the verge of falling out! Dental disease is one of the most common issues seen in our vet practice. Initially, plaque and... Read More

Mount Vet Hospital

Vet Checks Inwith Joerg Thammfrom Mount Vet Hospital Bailey was doing what any normal sane dog would do on a summer's day and they're at the beach, run around like crazy! Having just recovered from having both anal glands removed last... Read More



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