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Some very common things your pets do can actually be terrible for their dental health.

Click here to view some of the "don'ts" of caring for your pet's mouth

Maintaining your pet's dental health is key in ensuring that they lead a happy and healthy life.

Click here to look at what you can do to manage your pet's dental hygiene.

Brushing your pet's teeth is often a lot easier said than done!

Click here to view some tips and tricks that will make brushing your pets teeth an enjoyable experience instead of a battle

Does your pet’s bad breath keep the two of you from snuggling or make you want to reach for a breath mint for them? Contrary to popular belief, “doggy breath” is not normal. In fact, it could be one of the first signs that they are developing dental disease.

Check out this article to discover what dental disease and why it can be so dangerous for your pet.

FIV is a potentially fatal disease that is commonly found throughout New Zealand, Read on to find out more about FIV and how you can protect your cat.

Ever wondered what is in the vaccines we give to our companion animals and why? We are fortunate in that we have a lot of protection available for our cats and dogs for some of their nastier diseases. Vanguard plus 5 is our core pup and dog vaccination. It contains protection for four different diseases and is often called the “Parvo vax" because Parvo Virus is a nasty virus ...

Spring means warmer weather which can lead to your pets beginning to itch more and more which can cause irritation and lead to further issues. Check out this article to learn more about what causes skin irritation in your pets and how you can combat it.

Andrea a normally feisty cat was brought into our Waikari clinic as she was feeling off-colour and quieter than normal. Having met Andrea before, Alana knew just how out of character it was for Andrea to submit passively to a full clinical exam, including temperature without even a mild protest. As she was so ill Alana wasted no time in transferring her to the Amberley clinic ...

Fleas are tiny dark brown parasitic insects that infest the coat and skin of pets. They have an amazing skill allowing them to jump up to 150 times their own length. That's like a human jumping over 300 metres! Their remarkable jumping skills allow them to transit easily between hosts and the surrounding environment.

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:  Signs your pet might need dental treatment Winter Blues & your petMurphy's cancer storyand more... Paws for a Moment ...

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