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What not to feed your dog this Christmas1 week

As tempting as it is to share your food with your dog during the festive season, what we consider to be treats can be extremely dangerous to your canine companion. We have listed some of the worst offenders and why …Read More


Jimmy’s double leg surgery1 week

Jimmy is a fantastic little Griffon who came to see us recently. Unfortunately, Jimmy has severe hip dysplasia, where the hip joints are malformed during the first few months of life. This is a common problem in large dogs, but …Read More


Pukekohe is officially a ‘Cat Friendly Clinic’1 month

Franklin Vets is proud to announce that we have recently achieved ‘Cat Friendly Clinic’ silver status at our Pukekohe clinic. So, what does this mean for you and your cat? We know that bringing a cat into clinic can be a …Read More

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Your Pet Direct2 months

Keeping our pets flea and parasite free not only ensures they maintain good internal and external health, but it also keeps other family members safe. We have a convenient and cost effective solution that will ensure you never run out …Read More


Getting to the bottom of Manni’s itch2 months

Meet gorgeous little Manni! He is a 2 year old Pomeranian cross who came to us with an annoying itch. When Manni was 18 months old, he started chewing and itching his feet, belly, legs, tail and face. He lost ...Read More

The danger of lily toxicity in cats2 months

Squeeky a 6 month old cat presented to Matt at out Te Kauwhata branch with a history of vomiting, not eating for 2 days and being very tender in the abdominal region. Upon seeing how dehydrated and in pain Squeeky …Read More


Welcome relief for a scratching dog2 months

Painter is a 1 year old Shih Tzu who I have gotten to know very well over the last 6 months as he has been a very frequent visitor with his allergic skin disease and ear infections. After a food …Read More

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X-rays reveal Smooch’s hidden pain3 months

Recently at our Pukekohe clinic we have upgraded our dental radiology unit and the superior images we are now getting are really helping us to diagnose dental disease more easily. This is great news as we are now better able ...Read More
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Routine blood testing3 months

Many animals are brought in to vet clinics because they are injured or unwell. Most of these will require some form of blood and urine testing to find out what is wrong with them. But what about the animals that …Read More

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Keeping an older dog active with physiotherapy4 months

Gadget is a 10 year old Border Collie who presented to Total Physiotherapy in February 2017 after undertaking several different orthopaedic surgeries in the last few years. Gadget is a happy, active individual who spends a lot of time outside …Read More

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Caring for your ageing pets4 months

Ageing pets have changing needs. This short video shows you some simple things you can do to help your ageing pet stay happy, healthy and active. It also has our Franklin Vets specials for September which is seniors month.  

Cruciate Ligament Injury and Treatment4 months

Cruciate ligament injury is an extremely common injury in dogs, less so in cats. This article is an in depth look at cruciate ligament injury and the surgical treatment we perform at Franklin Vets, including diagrams, x-rays and photos from …Read More