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Dental disease is one of the most common conditions we see in adult dogs and cats. This is without question an extremely painful condition, just think back to the last time you had a toothache! Studies show that most dogs and cats over three years of age suffer from some form of periodontal disease and unfortunately this is often overlooked because many animals resent their mouths being handled and unlike humans will sometimes continue to eat even with severe dental disease and pain.

What's Up in the District - May 2019 Click on the link to open up the newsletter for the May edition of 'What's Up in the District'. In this newsletter we cover:  Our Annual Milk Quality Consult visitsLepto Vaccination RemindersTeatsealing Heifer RemindersSharpening your hoof knife and more... What's Up in the District ...

Click on the link to open up the newsletter for the Apr/May edition of our Companion Animal Newsletter, 'Paws for a Moment'. In this newsletter we look at:  Osteoarthritis and the many options we have to treat itOur competition winnersLocal Farmer Jeanine Calder volunteering in Africa and more... Paws for a Moment ...

Local farmer, Jeanine Calder, has recently returned from a month long stint in Africa volunteering her services to assist animals in this part of the world. Jeanine volunteered through the programme 'World Wide Vets', spending two weeks in Zimbabwe, followed by two weeks in Zanzibar. In Zimbabwe she worked in a Primate Sanctuary predominately building cages, creating enrichmen ...

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis seen in dogs and may affect up to 30% of the population.  It more often manifests in older dogs and can have vague and non-specific signs, such as reluctance to exercise decreased overall activity stiffness lameness inability to jump changes in gait such as ‘bunny hopping’ pain on manipulation of joints behavioral ch ...

Click on the link to open up the newsletter for the March edition of 'Rural Round Up'. In this newsletter we cover:  Grass StaggersRed Root PoisoningPregnancy TestingTeasers in Hoggets And more. Rural Round Up ...

Click on the link to open up the newsletter for the Feb/Mar edition of our Companion Animal Newsletter, 'Paws for a Moment'. In this newsletter we look at:  Nutrition for your petOur competition winnersHow to win a Barker's Hamperand more... Paws for a Moment ...

Have you ever wondered what is the 'right' food for your cat or dog? What percentage of protein should it contain? How long should they be on puppy/kitten food for? What about bones for dogs? Is your dog allergic to something? All and more of these questions are answered in the article below by Ebeneze Spamers, a vet in our Amberley Clinic. For many years “Tux biscuits and do ...

Click on the link to open up the newsletter for the November edition of 'What's Up in the District'. In this newsletter we cover:  Pregnancy Testing RatesSick CalvesSudden Gut 'accidents' in cowsSending Cull Cows to Slaughter and more... What's Up in the District ...

Click on the link to open up the newsletter for the December edition of 'Rural Round Up'. In this newsletter we cover:  Flystrike SeasonDog poisonings Ill thrift in lambs Rural Round Up ...

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North Canterbury Veterinary Clinics operates four clinics throughout the Hurunui region.