Let's talk about Easter

During this taste-bud tantalising time of the year, there are a range of hazards to our pets that we should be aware of so that the long weekend we all look forward to goes to plan.  

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Introducing Tessa

Tessa has recently joined the Petvet Silverstream Family. Joining us from Cairns, Australia, Tessa is the latest addition to our front of house team. 

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We have officially moved!

On Wellington anniversary weekend PetVet made the big move into our new clinic at 53 Rutherford Street, Lower Hutt. Our new clinic provides us with spacious new facilities and more equipment to help give your pets the best care possible

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Heart disease in dogs

Did you know heart disease affects up to 10% of all dogs? Dogs over the age of 6 years are at greatest risk and may not show any clinical signs until the disease is in the advanced stages. 

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Revenge of the God of ugly things

Amber may be a sweetie pie at home but at Petvet Lower Hutt she has a bit of a reputation. 

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My name is Monkey and I save lives

My name is Monkey and I belong to Nerida who works at the Lower Hutt clinic. My favourite hobbies are eating, sleeping, saying hello to my neighbours and helping to save lives because I am a blood donor.  

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What is a 'blocked cat'

One illness we are seeing frequently is urinary obstruction in male cats, though it can happen any time of the year. This is colloquially known as a “blocked cat”. 

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Attention - Bunny owners!

A new Korean strain (K5) of rabbit calicivirus is going to be released in Autumn 2018 in various parts of NZ to help control the wild rabbit population.  It is expected the virus will spread nationwide. 

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Beware of Rat Bait around the home

Rat bait is unfortunately commonly used to control unwanted mice or rats around the perimeter of our properties.

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Getting rid of the pesky flea!

The most common cause of itching, including scratching and biting the rump area, tail and back legs, in dogs and cats is the flea.

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