Keeping your cat safe2 weeks

While we all know of the risk to cats of being hit on the road or bitten by another cat or a dog, there are some dangers to cats that await in the relative safety of the home.  Due to …Read More

Bella the Jack Russell during a blood transfusion for rat bait poisoning

Bella the Jack Russell’s run in with rat bait2 weeks

With the cooler damper weather, we are seeing the rat numbers coming indoors increase, which means an increase in the use of rat bait. Bella the 6-year-old Jack Russell Terrier presented to our Pukekohe clinic on a Saturday morning very lethargic …Read More

labrador dog physio at Franklin Vets

Physio rehab for your dog’s health, mobility and wellbeing1 month

Here at Franklin Vets we very excited to be able to offer rehab therapy (physiotherapy) for dogs with injuries, arthritis and those recovering from surgery. Any animal that needs pain relief can benefit from rehab. In order to help with …Read More

old cat in garden

Spotting a problem in your elderly cat2 months

Just like people, there is variation in ageing between cats. At 12 years some cats (approaching retirement as 64-year-old humans) are still very strong and active, while others may have significant disease or arthritic changes. The likelihood of disease developing …Read More

dog chest x-ray with bone obstruction

Bones – to feed or not to feed?2 months

Here at Franklin Vets we often get enquiries around whether it’s OK to feed dogs bones. At our Papakura clinic, we recently saw a case which demonstrates one of the many serious complications we can see if a dog swallows a …Read More

dog in long grass

TPLO surgery for dogs with cruciate ligament injury2 months

Cruciate ligament injury is the most common cause of hind leg lameness in dogs. We see dogs with strained, ruptured, or degenerate cruciate ligaments virtually every day at our clinics. The majority of dogs affected by this condition are medium …Read More

cat post op fractured humerus repair

Puzzle the cat and his fractured humerus repair3 months

Puzzle is an 8-month old cat who came to us recently after an accident on the road. Puzzle had fractured his humerus. This is the bone in the upper half of the front leg and is a particularly unpleasant bone …Read More

dog under blanket

Winter tips for pets3 months

With the colder weather coming, you may be changing to a winter duvet and flannel sheets but are you changing anything for your pets? Dr Nikki Frost, senior vet at Franklin Vets Pukekohe shares some tips for winter. Dogs and …Read More

Koda’s underwear misadventure3 months

Koda came to Franklin Vets after he had been vomiting. He was uninterested in food (very unusual for a beagle) and was very quiet. He had been chewing on an electrical cord the day before so x-rays were done to …Read More

underweight cat

When being underweight is a problem4 months

When people mention weight problems, most people think obesity, but being underweight can be a problem also. This can be caused by not enough calories going in, those calories not being used effectively or the animal using up more calories …Read More

rabbit on knee

Tips for caring for your pet rabbit4 months

Like the Easter Bunny, real live rabbits are cute and cuddly, however, they do require special care to look after them. Here are a few tips from Dr Nikki Frost, senior vet at Franklin Vets Pukekohe to keep your rabbit …Read More

Easter chocolate is dangerous for dogs

Don’t share your Easter chocolate with your canine companion4 months

With Easter fast approaching it is worth remembering not to share our chocolate treats with our beloved pets, and to ensure that any hidden chocolate is not in an area that a dog could find. The active ingredient in chocolate, …Read More