Great Dane

Preventing GDV with prophylactic gastropexy5 days

Following up on the article in the last newsletter on gastric dilatation with volvulus (GDV), the nightmare we all dread ever seeing in dogs, I’d like to introduce a preventative solution for you. Gastropexy means permanently securing the stomach to …Read More

GDV xray

GDV: every dog owner’s nightmare3 weeks

Hannah is an 8-year old Newfoundland who recently experienced what all owners of large breed dogs dread most: a gastric dilatation with volvulus (GDV). This condition is where the stomach rapidly swells with gas and liquid, then twists on itself. …Read More

Jett following laser therapy

Jett’s Success with Laser Therapy1 month

Total Physiotherapy, our veterinary physio at the Franklin Vets Pukekohe clinic, is now using Companion Therapy Laser®, the most technologically advanced veterinary laser therapy. This makes us the only vet practice in the region to have access to this technology, which …Read More

cat mouth

Cats get cavities too!2 months

Dental disease is very common in cats. More than half of cats over the age of three have feline oral resorptive lesions (FORL), colloquially known as ‘cat cavities’. FORL is a painful condition where holes form in our friendly feline’s …Read More

Zorro 2 weeks post ortho surgery

Zorro’s Plate-rod combination surgery2 months

Zorro is a 6-year-old Border Collie who somehow managed to break his leg while playing in the garden. The leg broke in the middle of the shin bone, resulting in fractures to the tibia and fibula. Because there were more …Read More

brachycephalic dog

Airway surgery in brachycephalic dogs2 months

With the rising popularity of brachycephalic breeds, (those with a short nose and flat face e.g. Pugs, Bulldogs, Shih Tzus, and Chihuahuas) it is worth spending a moment looking at some of the health problems these dogs have and what …Read More

overweight cat

Why does it matter if my pet is overweight?5 months

At Franklin Vets, we encourage you to keep your pets at a healthy weight simply because obesity can cause suffering and can be extremely disabling. It’s also likely to affect your pet’s ability to perform natural behaviours (e.g. exercise normally). …Read More

Bravecto for fleas and ticks

Fleas love a warm home5 months

People and pets love warm homes – so do fleas! Pets don’t need to be treated for fleas in winter – it’s too cold for fleas to breed, right? WRONG! In a natural setting and in times when we didn’t …Read More

Lily the bischon

Lily’s post surgery physiotherapy5 months

Veterinary Physiotherapy is fast becoming an essential part of rehabilitation for companion animals. We now offer a 6-week physiotherapy package for client’s post-surgery. Case Study – Luxating Patellas Lily Monson – 5-year-old, Female Bischon. Lily had attended her annual check-up …Read More

rabbit vaccination with Dr Victoria Hill

Protecting your pet rabbit from calicivirus7 months

Pet rabbits in New Zealand have been living with the risk of the disease since the rabbit calicivirus was illegally released in 1997. The new strain set to be released in Canterbury in Autumn 2018, is likely to see an increase in …Read More

cat in carrier

Tips for transporting your cat to the vet7 months

A trip to the vets, moving house or travelling anywhere with your cat can be a stressful experience. Here are a few simple measures can make the whole process more tolerable for cats and owners alike. Safety is extremely important …Read More

Tasman the dog

What Tasman’s full physical revealed7 months

It isn’t uncommon for our vets to get questioned as to why they are doing a full physical exam on a patient that comes in for a specific problem – I mean when was the last time your doctor gave …Read More