Caring for your rat

Rats are becoming an increasingly popular pet. Brown rats have been domesticated for generations and are now referred to as ‘fancy rats’. They are clever, quiet, responsive to training and affectionate little friends who form extremely strong bonds with their owners....

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If you are taking a stay-cation or an away-cation, you will want to make sure your pet is up to date with their vaccinations. If you are not sure when their vaccination is due, give us a call. Here are the top vaccinations for your pet. Cat Vaccinations Cats should be...

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Easter hazards

Easter can be an exciting time for both adults and children. While we prepare for Easter, it is essential to keep an eye on potential dangers for your furry friend. Chocolate Chocolate contains both caffeine and theobromine (a chemical compound found in the cacao...

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Kennel or Canine Cough in New Zealand

You may have heard that certain regions in NZ are experiencing particularly high rates of Infectious Canine Cough (Kennel Cough) over the past few months.  Infectious Canine Cough is a seasonal issue and this summer it has been particularly prevalent for a number of...

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Winter Warmers: Bundle your Bunny

  Keep your rabbits warm this Winter. In the wild they would stay warm in underground burrows. Keep your rabbits in neutered pairs so they can snuggle together and share body heat. Keep hutches and sheds well insulated, warm, dry and draught free. Tarpaulin with...

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Fleas Fleas Fleas

Our blog is back so make sure you visit our page regularly for tips and advice! This month’s theme is fleas. In fact it is FLEAS, FLEAS and MORE FLEAS. With a very hot and humid summer behind us this year has seen the fleas come out in full swing and have seemed...

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Spring into September

Spring has finally sprung! You may have noticed as the weather warms up and the daffodils start showing that your pet is starting to itch and scratch. While there are many reasons for dogs and cats to itch, about 30% of cases can be attributed to allergies! Just like...

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August 2017 Update

With the colder weather well and truely here you may be seeing signs of your older pet beginning to slow down and really feel the cold. Unfortunately arthritis is a common problem in our older animals (both dogs and cats!) and can really take a toll on the overall...

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2017 Dental Month

July is pet dental health month.  We have been very lucky to have support from some great companies to offer you fantastic specials during the month of July. For all our patients we are offering FREE DENTAL CHECKS during July.  Please make an appointment and one of...

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For after-hours emergencies, please contact:
Christchurch After Hours Vet Clinic on (03) 366 1052

Christchurch After Hours Vet Clinic will be closed 28 – 19 April 2021. Please contact OurVets St Albans on (03) 355 6747 on these days.