Posts written by Rebecca Stewart B.A., DVN

Slug & Snail Bait Toxicity

Spring often means a burst of activity in and around our homes to get things fixed and spruced up. It’s a great time to do the same for our pets. Book them in for their annual health check, get onto … Continue reading

Mouth Matters

The health of your pet’s mouth matters. By the age of just three years, up to 70% of cats and 80% of dogs have signs of dental disease. An unhealthy mouth can cause bad breath, chronic pain, reduced quality of … Continue reading

Pet Insurance

In the vast majority of households, our pets are considered members of the family. Unlike their human family, pets cost money to care for, as there is no pet public health system. Technology and advancements in veterinary science have increased … Continue reading

Rat Bait Toxicity

  As the weather gets colder, mice and rats start seeking shelter in warm locations like our houses. The start of winter means an increase in mouse and rat poisoning. As the use of these poisons increases so does the … Continue reading

We are Best Practice

  As a responsible and caring pet owner it’s nice to know that the veterinary practice you choose meets the highest industry standards. Levin & Horowhenua Vets has met the rigorous standards defined by the BESTPRACTICE® committee of the NZ … Continue reading

No Bones About It…

  Should you feed your dog bones? There is much debate around the issue, no bones about it, but we say no, and here’s why. Bones can make your dog very unwell, and even be deadly. Bones get stuck in … Continue reading

When Your Cat Can’t Pee

  Sometimes we notice our cats frequently going (or trying to go) to the toilet. We may describe this as straining, or think that they are constipated. Sometimes they manage to pass little drops of urine which may be tinged … Continue reading

Are You Prepared for Another 6 Family Members?

Thousands of unwanted kittens, cats, puppies and dogs that end up on our streets, in shelters and rescue facilities, with simply not enough people to take them home, are killed every year. No-kill facilities are placed under extreme pressure and … Continue reading

Summer Safe Pets

Take some simple precautions to keep your much loved pet healthy, happy and safe this summertime. Keep your pet cool. A panting animal is trying to cool down. If they can’t, they may become heat stressed, and this can rapidly … Continue reading

Keeping Pets Safe During the Holiday Season

The holiday season can be overwhelming for animals and a full house can be quite intimidating. There’s a lot going on, and plenty of trouble to get into. Here are a few suggestions for how you can put your pet … Continue reading