All Blogs – From The Vet Desk

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Is your pet’s gut throwing their health out of whack?

Is your pet’s gut throwing their health out of whack? Does your beloved pet suffer from common digestive issues such as loose poop, vomiting, diarrhea, or excess gas?  If the answer is yes then there’s a good chance that their gut is letting them know that it’s not happy. Poor skin and coat quality, an […]

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Turmeric is a spice world champion

Cancer is not just the curse of the human world, it is also rampant in our beloved pet world.  The latest suggest that over 6 million dogs die from cancer each year with more than 1 in 2 dogs and 1 in 3 cats getting diagnosed with the disease. Super Spice to the rescue A new […]

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Hand over the spinach Popeye!

Did you know that small quantities of fresh vegetables are exactly the sort of food your pet’s gut will love you for? So what about that leafy green favourite of the 1930’s cartoon character Popeye – Spinach!   Spinach is a superfood for humans.  It contains vitamins A, B, C, and K, as well as calcium, iron, […]

Top Vet Tips for Treating Pet Anxiety

Pet anxiety is a very real issue for many pet owners these days so here are some tips on what causes it, how you identify it and what you can do about it.


The beautiful story behind our Kawakawa and Manuka balm

Finding the right artisan producers for our Vet Love Naturally Range turned out to be easier than we thought, particularly when it came to our Pet Skin Balm. Natural remedies were in Michelle’s blood. Her mother and taua (nana) had always looked to nature for healing and somehow that passion took hold in Michelle despite her […]

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Can an upset gut cause an upset mutt?

Anxiety and aggression often go hand and hand with it comes to dogs and now there are new studies that reveal that an imbalance in gut bacteria ma. Anxiety and aggression often go hand and hand with it comes to dogs and now there are new that reveal that an imbalance in gut bacteria may also have […]

Kitten and dog.

Can a healthy gut protect your pet against allergies? YES!

Is your pet suffering at the hands of an unwelcome invader? Maybe it’s a newly formed allergy to certain food ingredients? Or an environmental allergen, such as pollen or chemicals? Or maybe you haven’t quite nailed down the cause just yet?  No matter which group you belong to, you are certainly not alone! As pet […]

Dog sniffing Pet Nosey Cream.

Caring for our Wonderful Wrinkly Dogs, Naturally

If you’re the proud ‘mother’ or ‘father’ of a dog with a beautiful set of squishy wrinkles, here are some simple TLC tips to ensure they remain free from skin problems.  Wrinkle Washing Your fur baby’s wrinkles need to be regularly cleaned because they are a super-efficient collector of everything from dirt to food and […]

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The Official Word

The NZ Veterinary Association (NZVA) have put out some helpful mini-guides on looking after your pets during the COVID-19 lockdown. Please share these around with your fur wh?nau and keep safe and well.  Kia kaha! NZVA Links

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Cat Happy Biscuits

Cat Happy Biscuits, a delicious natural high for your cat all year round. A delicious natural high for your cat all year round. Ingredients  1 cup oat flour 2 ounces of tuna, in water (drained) and no salt 1 egg 1 tablespoon olive oil  2 tablespoons catnip  Recipe Instructions  Preheat the oven to 350?F/180?C. Combine oat flour, […]

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Have you got the itchy and scratchy show going on at your house?

One of the most frustrating and hard to beat problems that a pet owner can face these days is allergies. If you have a dog or cat with a persistent case of the itches then read on because there are a number of options that can be explored that will give your fur baby some […]

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New Zealand dog diet study a wake-up call for dog nutrition

Extract from a press release by New Zealand Premium Petfood Alliance published on Thursday, 16 March 2017 on Scoop Business A recent independent New Zealand study commissioned by New Zealand Premium Petfood Alliance has found that meat is best when it comes to doggy diets! “While dogs are considered members of the family, they are carnivores so they shouldn’t be […]

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