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Companion Animal

North Canterbury Vets will be managing all companion animal emergencies and health issues from our Culverden and Amberley clinics. These clinics will be staffed every day from 8.30 to 5.30 by a small team of staff. We have several small teams that will rotate through the clinic and will be isolated from each other to try to ensure should the infection enter our staff we can sti ...

Click on the link to open up the newsletter for the Feb/Mar edition of our Companion Animal Newsletter, 'Paws for a Moment'.

Corn on the cob is delicious for humans but very dangerous for dogs. Here is a story about one of our patients, Charlie, he ate a corn cob and became very sick.

Have you ever wondered what is the 'right' food for your cat or dog? 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

Visiting the vet can be stressful for animals, especially for cats. To help alleviate this stress our Amberley Clinic has created a "Feline Only Consult Hours" time slot. This will be on Tuesday's from 11 am - 2 pm. Of course cats are welcome at other times but this slot will be specifically focused to help encourage an enjoyable visit.

The following rules will help you to fight fleas on your pet and in the environment. For more knowledge or advice please call your local NCVC clinic. Thanks to Bayer Animal Health for this article. 5 Golden Rules to fight fleas on your pets 1. Protect ALL your pets against fleas. Cats and dogs share the same flea species. - Even if your dog never goes near the cat in your ho ...

Click on the link to open up the newsletter for the August / September edition of our Companion Animal Newsletter, 'Paws for a Moment'. In this newsletter we look at:  Spring and skin conditionsNurse Consults in AmberleyDave the Golden Retriever and his storyand more... Paws for a Moment ...

Spring is nearly here, pollen is starting to appear and once again we prepare to see an influx of skin cases presented.  The skin is the body’s largest organ and can account for nearly a quarter of a pet’s bodyweight. Acting as a waterproof protective barrier the skin is highly sensitive and can suffer from up to 160 different conditions. Up to 25% of pets seen at a vet practic ...

Click on the link to open up the newsletter for the June/July edition of our Companion Animal Newsletter, 'Paws for a Moment'. In this newsletter we look at:  Dental disease in cats & dogsCompetitions running in-store and on FacebookSigns your pet may need dental careand more... Paws for a Moment ...

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.

Our Clinics

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