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Your Cat and Feline Aids (FIV)

Feline AIDs is a potentially fatal disease that interferes with the immune system caused by infection with Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV).  Cats with FIV often remain healthy for years but as the disease progresses symptoms such as weight loss, infections,…

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Abscesses in Cats and Dogs

Abscesses An abscess is a pocket of infection that often results from puncture wounds such as scratches or bites, but may develop after penetration by such things as grass seeds.  The surface of the skin often heals quickly, but germs…

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Rat Bait Poisoning

Rat bait is commonly used around properties, but is extremely harmful to your pet if eaten.  Rat bait works by preventing clotting of the blood and symptoms often do not appear until a few days after eating.   Signs of…

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Fireworks and Your Pet

Fireworks can cause a great deal of stress for some animals.  Their stress may show in a variety of behaviours including; trembling, howling/barking, drooling, pacing, or trying to hide. There are multiple ways to try to 'fix' this behaviour but…

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Grass Seeds!

Dogs love going into the long grass when out on their walk and grass seeds can cause many problems to them.  Although these seeds may seem harmless, they can act like small spears and can lodge in many places on…

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Exporting Your Dog or Cat

Moving to Australia? Here at The Vet Centre Richmond and Motueka we have a Vet, Dr Andrew Conway, qualified in animal export. The following information specifically covers dogs and cats from New Zealand. Dogs and cats are not held in…

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Dentistry in Dogs and Cats

Dentistry in dogs and cats is incredibly important and often overlooked. Dental disease is common problem in both cats and dogs.  It varies from mild to severe and can affect your pets eating and their overall health. Taking care of…

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Mating, Gestation and Whelping of the Bitch

Preparation for Whelping Gestation Mating, Gestation and Whelping of the Bitch are all important steps to manage to ensure healthy puppies as an outcome. Pregnancy in the bitch lasts about 63-65 days (and ranges between 60 and 67 days).  Estimation…

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Anaesthesia as safe as possible (ASAP) program

We have initiated the As Safe As Possible program to provide the optimum anaesthetic protocol tailored for your pet.  To provide this care there are a number of factors to consider as follows: Pre-anaesthetic blood tests We perform a physical…

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Vaccinating your Dog

Vaccinating your Dog Your dog should have received its first vaccination together with a physical check up as a puppy (usually around 6-8 weeks of age).   This has often had this done prior to the dog being re-homed; you should…

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RICHMOND CLINIC

79 Gladstone Road, Richmond

03 544 5566
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HOURS:
Monday - Friday: 8am - 5.30pm
Saturday: 9am - 4pm
Sunday: 10am - 2pm
Public Holidays: Hours may vary

MOTUEKA CLINIC

400D High Street, Motueka

03 528 8459
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HOURS:
Monday - Friday: 8.30am - 5.30pm
Saturday: 9am - 2pm
Sunday: Closed. (Richmond Clinic is open 10am - 2pm)
Public Holidays: Hours may vary

MAPUA CLINIC

69 Aranui Road, Mapua

03 540 2329
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HOURS:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 8.30am - 10am and 3.30pm - 5.30pm
Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday: Closed
Public Holidays: Hours may vary

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