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Seeing your pet grow old is equivalent to seeing a family member age. As we grow older, regular health checks become increasingly important. This is also true for our pets. As they age, pets can experience the same aches, pains and health problems associated with aging in humans. Older dogs and cats are at higher risk for diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, kidney disease, cancer and other serious conditions.

Many of these health problems are treatable if diagnosed early but, unfortunately, many pets don’t see their veterinarian as often as they should. Taking your dog or cat to the vet once a year is the same as a person seeing their doctor or dentist once every seven years! You wouldn’t wait seven years to see your doctor for a check-up. So why wait a whole year to have your pet examined by their vet? The greatest percentage of disease occurs in the pet’s later years so regular health checks become increasingly important.

Many age-related health problems develop slowly and the changes may pass unnoticed, often until it’s too late. Regular Grey Paws health screening of senior pets at least every six months allows your vet to detect, treat or ideally prevent potentially serious health problems before they become life-threatening. The result is that owners and pets are given more quality years together.

Older pets have unique and changing medical and nutritional needs. Advances in medicine and nutrition provide a new approach to improving the lives of your senior pets. What you feed your senior pet is one of the most important components of good healthcare. It may mean the difference between a long and healthy life and one that is not.

How do I join Grey Paws?

All you need to do is pick up the phone and make an appointment for your pet for the initial Grey Paws examination. Grey Paws is available to all dogs and cats 7 years and older, giant breeds can join sooner at the age of 5 years. The first visit will include a thorough 30 minute physical examination and a blood and urine test to assess organ function. Grey Paws offers you the owner a 10% discount on services and diagnostics as long as you ensure your pet has a 6 monthly Grey Paws checkup.

Once you join Grey Paws you will be given exclusive benefits:

  • 10% discount off repeat Grey Paws health checks, blood tests, medication and repeat prescriptions
  • 10% off surgery, medical and veterinary care
  • 10% Discount off Hills Therapeutic diets and the Science Diet Youthful Vitality diet

Research shows that more than half of pet owners consider their pets as family members with nearly 70 percent thinking their pet’s healthcare is just as important as their own. If you feel the same, make time now to take advantage of this exclusive offer.

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79 Gladstone Road, Richmond

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


400D High Street, Motueka

03 528 8459
[email protected]

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


69 Aranui Road, Mapua

03 540 2329
[email protected]

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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