Clinic News

January 7, 2018
Laser Therapy for Animals

01 Laser Therapy for Animals

Canterbury Veterinary Clinic & Hospital now provides laser treatment for dogs, cats or exotic mammals. LASER THERAPY FOR ANIMALS Laser therapy provides a revolutionary new approach for treating many of our animal patients needs. From the treatment of pain following a traumatic injury to post surgery treatments to assist with wound healing, laser therapy can be a complementary and effective treatment solution for all kinds of animals. OSTEOARTHRITIS Laser therapy is invaluable in managing pain of arthritis and degenerative joint disease. With regular treatment we find that patients move about […]
September 14, 2018
Spring is in the air and so is itchy skin

02 Spring is in the air and so is itchy skin

Itchy skin can cause absolute chaos and really affect your dog’s quality of life. One of the most common and frustrating ‘itchy skin’ conditions we see in dogs is atopic dermatitis. This inflammatory condition is caused by a reaction to allergens in the environment (a bit like the common triggers of asthma and hay fever in humans). It is particularly troublesome in spring and summer but can occur all year round. Allergens that might cause a problem include: grasses, trees, plant pollen, dust mites, insects, and moulds. The signs associated […]
September 14, 2018
Our top skin care tips for your pet

03 Our top skin care tips for your pet

When it comes to managing the itchy pet, there is no magic pill. It’s all about prevention of parasites and taking action before things get out of control. Here are our top tips for healthy skin: 1. Be vigilant with flea treatment all year round for all pets in your family. Fleas are THE major cause of an itchy pet and regular use of a flea treatment is easier and cheaper than trying to get rid of the itch. Ask us for the best flea treatment available for your pet, […]
September 14, 2018
Rocky’s secret

04 Rocky’s secret

Last month we introduced you to Rocky the cat, and this month we’d like to let you in on Rocky’s little secret … he’s allergic to fleas! Fleas are a number one cause of skin problems in pets. When a flea bites your pet, their saliva leads to an intense reaction. Some pets are more sensitive to flea saliva than others, and poor Rocky is one of those pets! It only takes one or two bites for him to become itchy. Yep, these little critters cause absolute havoc for Rocky, […]
September 14, 2018
Anal glands issues

05 Anal glands issues

Have you ever seen your dog dragging his or her bottom along the ground? This peculiar act is known as ‘scooting’ and can indicate your dog has irritated anal glands. The infamous anal glands are located on either side of your dog’s anus. Each gland holds a small amount of a smelly brown liquid that is released as your pet does a poo. This custom scent is left on the poo and is used as a doggie calling card. If the glands are not sufficiently expressed they can become impacted […]
September 14, 2018
Keep your pet safe this spring

06 Keep your pet safe this spring

Spring is here and we want to keep your pet happy and healthy. Here are some spring hazards you should be aware of: Bee and wasp stings can lead to pain and swelling at the site of the sting. Some pets can have an anaphylactic reaction to a sting and this can be life threatening. If you notice severe facial and/or neck swelling, difficulty breathing, excessive salivation, or collapse, you should seek veterinary advice immediately. Snail and slug bait is very attractive to pets. Ingestion of small quantities can be […]