petcare news

SUMMER 2014
XMAS HOURS
EVENT
VE VETS ATTEND
POOCH RACING
GOING ON HOLIDAY?
SUNDAY 2ND NOVEMBER
It was a fun day for all involved - with breed
specific races such as Fittest Terriers, Petite
Paws, Speedsters and the Woofa’s Cup. VE
vets sponsored the “VE Vets Velocity Race”
which saw all kinds of dogs from Chihuahuas
to Great Danes compete. There were also
non-racing events such as the “Owner and
Pooch look-a-like” and “Rex factor” and
agility displays from the Cambridge Agility
group. We thoroughly enjoyed being part of
such a fun and worthwhile day
• Ensure your pets are up to date with
vaccination and their certificate is current
• If they require a booster allow at least
2 weeks before boarding (more if the
vaccines have lapsed)
• Also ensure flea control is applied to
prevent them bringing home un eaten
friends
• Make sure you stock up on food and
medications before your holiday
CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS
CLOSED Dec 25-26 and Jan 1-2, but
otherwise will be open for business
as usual - including the Saturday
morning clinics. For any emergency’s
during the closed periods please
contact, Waikato After Hours Vet
Hamilton Ph: 07 839 5656
The team at VE vets want to wish
you and your furry friends a safe and
happy Festive Season.
TE AWAMUTU
442 Sloane Street
Phone 07 871 3091
Email: vet@vevets.co.nz
www.vevets.co.nz
In November the second annual
Pooch Racing event was held in
Cambridge. This was a community
event to help raise money
and awareness for non-profit
organisations dedicated to helping
animals.
KITTY HEALTH
KOOL KITTENS
The staff at VE vets want to help you raise a
happy, healthy and well behaved kitten who
enjoys trips to the vets. Too often our adult cat
patients are stressed by coming to the clinic making it unpleasant for them and their vets!
This can mean that giving treatments becomes
a negative experience for them and a difficult
task for us. Our dedicated nurses have started
a Kool Kitten Club which provides FREE clinics
for your kitten. Clinics include socialisation,
husbandry, handling, nutrition and total wellbeing. Members of the Kool Kitten Club will
also benefit from FREE flea treatments, toys,
health checks and food samples, as well as
discounted de-sexing, booster vaccinations and
micro-chipping. Please phone the clinic to book
your kitten in.
FIV IN CATS
GO IN THE DRAW TO WIN $75 BACK!
One lucky customer who completes the FIV
course in their cat will win back $75. Offer
available until the end of February 2015.
New Zealand is a country with high levels of FIV in
the cat population ranging from 7% in healthy cats to
27% in sick cats.
FIV (the feline form of HIV) is the precursor to
cat AIDs, and is spread via bite wounds from an
FIV positive cat. All cats with outdoor access are
ultimately at risk of contracting FIV - cats that fight
regularly are at a particularly high risk. There is no
treatment or cure for an FIV infected cat.
While some infected cats show no obvious signs of
disease, others may display weight loss, painful gums
and dental disease, eye lesions, chronic infections,
cancer or neurological disease. As happens in AIDS,
the immune system becomes too weak to fight off
infections eventually resulting in death.
Vaccination is the only way to prevent contracting
FIV and we recommend it for all cats and kittens with
outdoor access. There is a vaccine available which
requires three doses at 2-4 week intervals to build
immunity, which must be followed up with annual
boosters to maintain the best
chance of protection.
The FIV vaccine is safe and effective. Talk with
your veterinarian today about making sure your cat
has the best vaccination program in place to provide
protection against all preventable diseases
including FIV.
ORAL FLEA PRODUCTS
WHAT ARE THEY AND HOW DO THEY WORK?
There are now several oral (tablet form) flea control products. Although it can
be unnerving to think you are giving you pet something orally which is used to
control pests on their outside – it is actually quite reassuring to know that these
products are extremely safe.
Comfortis has been on the market for over a year now and we rarely see any side effects. Its
active ingredient Spinosad was discovered naturally occurring in soil microbes. Similarly, the
active ingredient in Nexgard (Afoxalaner) is derived from a compound found in sea molluscs.
The advantages of these products is their fast kill-time on fleas and the fact they can’t wash off
like some topical products. Here is a rundown of the products we stock in the clinic:
COMFORTIS
Can be used from 14wks
of age in cats and dogs
Give with a meal
Kills fleas for 4 wks
Sold as singles or
in packs of 6
NEXGARD
Can be used from 8 wks
of age in dogs
Give as a treat
Kills fleas and ticks
for 4 wks
Sold as singles
or in 3 packs
BRAVECTO
Safe from 8wks of age in dogs;
safe in breeding/ lactating
bitches
Give with a meal
Kills fleas and ticks
for 12 wks
Sold as singles
FIV COURSE
WIN $75
BACK
(offer ends end Feb 2015)
REVOLUTION
currently with every
packet of Revolution
purchased you will
go in the draw to WIN
vet care for life
(offer ends 15 Jan)
We also still stock a range of topical products – Frontline, Advantage, Advocate and Revolution,
plus the 8-month flea/tick collar Seresto – so please ask a staff member which product will best
suit your pet.
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Big congratulations to our Frontline Winner.
Bill and Faye Jenkins
Te Awamutu
One lucky
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Receptionists: Les, Sonja, Sylv, Cherie & Christine | Nurses: Kate, Amy, Tania & Kerrie
Veterinarians: Steve Herbert BVSc; Andrew Mansell BVSc; Paul Truscott BVSc; Julian Usher BVMed; Susan Lyon BVSc;
Bridget Dallinger BVSc; Petra Price BVSc; Patrick Foley BVSc; Jess Salisbury BVSc; Mike Conlon BVSc; Leanne Norman BVSc
442 Sloane Street, Te Awamutu | Phone 07 871 3091 | www.vevets.co.nz