sad lab poisoning

How do I know if my dog has been poisoned?3 weeks

Symptoms of poisoning in dogs can vary depending on the type of poison they’ve encountered. These signs can range from vomiting to breathing difficulties to drooling. Swallowed poisons, for example, often cause sickness, diarrhoea, agitation and heart issues. If your …Read More

cat itching

The lowdown on fleas3 weeks

With such a mild winter this year, we are sure to be in for large numbers of fleas and ticks this spring and summer. Dr Nikki Frost, senior Veterinarian at Franklin Vets Pukekohe fills us in on these pesky critters. …Read More

Is your pet scared of fireworks?1 month

Guy Fawkes is nearly upon us, heralding the start of the fireworks season that seems to go on for a very long time. While some animals don’t really seem bothered by all the fuss, there are some animals who can …Read More

stressed cat

Stressed out cats1 month

At this time of the year, with the mating season upon us, we see a lot more fighting and a lot more stressed cats. Even though your cat may be desexed, unneutered toms can have a large territory of up …Read More

itchy dogs

Spring = itchy season2 months

With spring and summer marking a time of increased itchiness in dogs, Dr Nikki Frost, senior veterinarian at Franklin Vets Pukekohe takes a deeper look at this annoying problem. Not only does the flea population explode, so does the pollen …Read More

Gunther swallowed a rock2 months

Gunther is a happy boisterous 6-month-old spaniel cross puppy. It’s normal for puppies to explore with their mouths. Occasionally they will pick up something that is not meant to be digested, swallow it and then this can end up causing …Read More

What dental x-rays & diagnostic tests tell us3 months

Katie is one of our senior cats who came to see us a year ago for dental work as she had very inflamed gums around some teeth that were causing pain. Being an older cat, we wanted to make sure …Read More


Beat the heat – de-sex your pet before kitten and puppy season3 months

Part of being a responsible pet owner is de-sexing (spaying and neutering). There are many benefits to your pet as well as to the wider community by helping to reduce pet overpopulation. Male dogs benefit from de-sexing by reducing behaviours …Read More

cat with inflamed mouth from stomatitis

Hugh the cat with stomatitis3 months

Hugh is a lovely tabby and white male cat and he is only 1 year old. He presented to our clinic dribbling and with very smelly breath. On examination, he was found to have gingivitis and stomatitis. His gums and …Read More

Mika the mastiff following abdominal surgery for a foreign body blockage

Mika the mastiff’s emergency surgery3 months

Mika is a lovely 18-month-old Neapolitan Mastiff, who came into our Pukekohe clinic having refused food for 24 hours and vomited a couple of times. Mika was extremely depressed, with a low temperature, high heart rate, and gums that were …Read More

dog nails that need a trim

Nail trimming for pets3 months

Dog and cat nails grow continuously just as ours do. However, nail trimming is an often-overlooked aspect of pet care. Long nails that are constantly touching the ground put pressure on the nail bed resulting in pain for the animal …Read More

The Blocked Cat Emergency – Urethral Obstruction4 months

Obstruction of the urethra (the tube from the bladder to the outside) occurs almost exclusively in male cats. We also occasionally see this condition in other species, including sheep. While it is not common, it is a medical emergency! The …Read More