Category: Companion Animal

When it’s time to say goodbye

Making the decision to euthanise your pet is one of the hardest decisions you as a pet owner will ever make. While it is the last thing you can do for your pet, it is also one of the most … Continue reading

Managing your pets’ stress during and after Covid-19 lockdown

Covid-19 has changed the work and school lifestyle for many, with more people in their homes over a longer period of time. This change in lifestyle has brought joy to many pets with constant companionship, but also increased stress on … Continue reading

Obesity in Pets

Obesity is a condition where your pet has an excess amount of body fat. Obesity can develop for many reasons and is known to impair your pet’s health and wellbeing. Reasons why your pet may be overweight: Overfeeding – The … Continue reading


Summer is here, the warm days are enjoyable, but we need to be watchful for heatstroke in our pets. Heatstroke occurs when the body temperature of our pets is raised above 40 degrees C., causing heart and brain issues and … Continue reading

We’re Celebrating 80 years!

On Saturday November the 16th from 2pm to 4pm, Levin and Horowhenua Vets will be celebrating its 80th anniversary with an open day and festivities. The practice has undergone many changes over the last 80 years, reflecting the need and … Continue reading

Best Practice Accreditation, what does it mean for you and your pet?

Levin and Horowhenua Veterinary Centre is the only local clinic with Best Practice Accreditation. Best Practice Accreditation is the sole quality accreditation programme in New Zealand for veterinary clinics and hospitals, ensuring the highest standard of care for your pet. … Continue reading

Does your pet have bad breath?

Bad breath is one of the early signs your pet may have dental disease. As veterinarians, we are concerned about dental care for many reasons. Not only can dental disease cause your pet discomfort, the high levels of bacteria in … Continue reading

Puppy Pre-School Training

Welcoming a new puppy into the household is an exciting time for all members of the family. Puppies bring with them a lot of fun and enjoyment but owning a puppy can raise all sorts of questions, from the best … Continue reading

Grain Free Diets

Grain-free dog food has increased in popularity over the last few years. It was previously reserved for dogs with certain health issues, but has recently been used more readily with the perception that certain grains are bad for dogs. So, … Continue reading

Does your pet have High Blood Pressure?

High blood pressure is not just an issue in people, it also affects pets. Similar to people, high blood pressure is more common in older animals. High blood pressure can be related to other diseases, or can occur in otherwise … Continue reading