dog nails that need a trim

Nail trimming for pets4 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 …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 …Read More

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Talking dental disease4 months

 Did you know that over 80% of cats and dogs have some form of dental disease by the age of three years? The majority of …Read More

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

Dog blood donors needed at Franklin Vets4 months

You can help save a dog’s life by registering your pet as a potential blood donor today! Every day dogs just like yours need blood …Read More

Keeping your cat safe5 months

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 …Read More

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

Bella the Jack Russell’s run in with rat bait5 months

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 …Read More

labrador dog physio at Franklin Vets

Physio rehab for your dog’s health, mobility and wellbeing6 months

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. …Read More

old cat in garden

Spotting a problem in your elderly cat6 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 …Read More

dog chest x-ray with bone obstruction

Bones – to feed or not to feed?6 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 …Read More

dog in long grass

TPLO surgery for dogs with cruciate ligament injury7 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 …Read More

cat post op fractured humerus repair

Puzzle the cat and his fractured humerus repair7 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 …Read More

dog under blanket

Winter tips for pets7 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 …Read More