Senior Pet Wellness Club

Wild cats live up to 8 years with an average lifespan of 5 years. Stray dogs live up to 10 years with an average lifespan of 8 years. Our loved pets live much longer, but in their advanced years may suffer from age-related conditions. In many cases we can treat these problems to make these “old” years “happy” years and keep them younger, longer! The sooner problems are diagnosed, the sooner treatment is started and the more we can help!

 

As pets age, they can become prone to developing certain types of diseases:

Regular checkups with your veterinarian will help detect any health problems early

The earlier these problems are identified the more can be done to help.
This is where Cambridge Vets and the “Senior Pet Wellness Club” can help.
We can provide a more pro-active approach to senior animal care through an individualised wellness programme for your pet.
Registration is free and you are always in control. You can decide on how involved you would like to be and how much you get out of it. As a member, you can enjoy several benefits including:

  • Regular newsletters
  • Special discounts on certain products and services
  • A healthcare plan specifically designed to keep your pet as healthy as possible.
  • Individualised check-ups, reminders and follow-ups.
  • Opportunity to enter competitions and win prizes.
  • Being kept informed with the latest developments with new products and veterinary care.

Remember, pets age about 7 times faster than humans, so a trip to the vet once a year for your pet is like a trip to the doctors every 7 years for us.

Providing optimal care for Senior Pets:

  • Intervention will be of more benefit if instituted early
  • Promotes early detection of abnormalities (even in the apparently normal pet)
  • Promotes individualised medical care to enhance quality & length of life
  • Acknowledges & enhances the human-animal bond

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5 days ago

Cambridge Vets

This Friday we are saying good bye to our lovely nurse, Rosie. 😭 She is headed back to her home town in the lovely ‘Naki and will be closer to family. Good luck with the new job Rosie, I hope they know how lucky they are to have you! ☺️ We will certainly miss you, your devotedness to our patients and your crafty ideas that brighten up our workspace. 🥰

Rosie is with Kingi, a lovely elderly Great Dane patient that visited us yesterday. He weighs about the same as Rosie and as such was a challenge to redirect when he got his mind set on going out the door!! 😆🐶🐾
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This Friday we are saying good bye to our lovely nurse, Rosie. 😭 She is headed back to her home town in the lovely ‘Naki and will be closer to family.  Good luck with the new job Rosie, I hope they know how lucky they are to have you! ☺️ We will certainly miss you, your devotedness to our patients and your crafty ideas that brighten up our workspace. 🥰 

Rosie is with Kingi, a lovely elderly Great Dane patient that visited us yesterday.  He weighs about the same as Rosie and as such was a challenge to redirect when he got his mind set on going out the door!! 😆🐶🐾

 

Comment on Facebook

All the very best Rosie. Your care and love for our Tessa when she left us will never be forgotten ❤️

Will miss you, Rosie. All the best with your new job.

Woof woof Rosie. Luv Jaxon, Nova and the cats 🤩

Bye Rosie. All the best in the new job.

We will miss you. A big thankyou for your care of Dobie.😇

All the best Rosie you will be missed 😢

All the best Rosie in your new Job.

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2 weeks ago

Cambridge Vets

Friday cuteness this week is Whiskey who likes to spend time in the garden. 🐾🥰

Whiskey got a bit too close to the cactus in the garden!! 🌵 Dr Helen was on the job of checking Whiskey when he was brought in with this cactus spine embedded in his face. After a google search determined that the type of Cactus that this spine was from didn’t have a barb on the end, she gently removed it. If the spine had been wrenched out without knowing this information and a piece was left behind, an infection would have brewed and Whiskey may have become very sick. Disaster averted and Whiskey was very keen to get home and back to his favourite pastime of hanging out in the garden. 😻🌳🌸
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Friday cuteness this week is Whiskey who likes to spend time in the garden. 🐾🥰

Whiskey got a bit too close to the cactus in the garden!! 🌵 Dr Helen was on the job of checking Whiskey when he was brought in with this cactus spine embedded in his face.  After a google search determined that the type of Cactus that this spine was from didn’t have a barb on the end, she gently removed it.  If the spine had been wrenched out without knowing this information and a piece was left behind, an infection would have brewed and Whiskey may have become very sick.  Disaster averted and Whiskey was very keen to get home and back to his favourite pastime of hanging out in the garden. 😻🌳🌸Image attachment

 

Comment on Facebook

Another useful piece of information. Most people, me included, would not have thought there could be a barb on the spike. Thanks for publishing these tips.

2 weeks ago

Cambridge Vets

Introducing our other new Pet Animal Veterinarian Koen 🐾🐱🐶

Koen is from The Netherlands and graduated in 2007 at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Utrecht University in The Netherlands, with special interest in companion animals. He started working fulltime in several clinics throughout the years after graduating. His special interests are surgery, orthopaedics and dental surgery. He joined our team after moving to New Zealand in January 2020 with his wife and three children to experience the “kiwi life”. He loves taking his family outdoors on weekends and in his free time he also plays the guitar. Koen works in the clinic everyday, and looks forward to meeting you soon. 😊
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Introducing our other new Pet Animal Veterinarian Koen 🐾🐱🐶

Koen is from The Netherlands and graduated in 2007 at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Utrecht University in The Netherlands, with special interest in companion animals. He started working fulltime in several clinics throughout the years after graduating. His special interests are surgery, orthopaedics and dental surgery. He joined our team after moving to New Zealand in January 2020 with his wife and three children to experience the “kiwi life”. He loves taking his family outdoors on weekends and in his free time he also plays the guitar. Koen works in the clinic everyday, and looks forward to meeting you soon. 😊

 

Comment on Facebook

Koen is a wonderful human. His love of animals and genuine empathy was much appreciated when I took my sick guinea pig Muffy in and was told just how sick he was. With kindness and love Koen put Muffy to sleep while I held him, telling me stories of his own beloved pets. Koen is a fantastic addition to an already outstanding team.

Dr Koen is great and Madra loves him.

Welcome to kiwi land. Was great meeting you with Monty the Scottish fold last week.

Las visited with Koen last week

Welcome,

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3 weeks ago

Cambridge Vets

Its Friday cuteness time again. 😍🐾

This is Anakin, an 8 month old Chihuahua who was booked in to be castrated and have his teeth checked. This is what we found when we looked in his mouth, affectionately known as shark mouth. 🦈 🐶

A puppy’s first set of teeth are called deciduous teeth and are designed to be pushed out by the adult teeth growing in around 4-6 months of age. Sometimes it happens that the adult tooth erupts in a slightly different location and the deciduous tooth will hopefully wiggle loose and fall out or, in Anakin’s case, they just stayed in place! This might look cute but if they are not removed, these retained deciduous teeth will undermine the integrity and longevity of the adult teeth.
It was a big day for Anakin but we are sure with the good drugs on board and lots of TLC from his doting family, he’ll be back to normal in the next day or two. 😊🐾
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Its Friday cuteness time again.  😍🐾

This is Anakin, an 8 month old Chihuahua who was booked in to be castrated and have his teeth checked.  This is what we found when we looked in his mouth, affectionately known as shark mouth. 🦈 🐶

A puppy’s first set of teeth are called deciduous teeth and are designed to be pushed out by the adult teeth growing in around 4-6 months of age.  Sometimes it happens that the adult tooth erupts in a slightly different location and the deciduous tooth will hopefully wiggle loose and fall out or, in Anakin’s case,  they just stayed in place!  This might look cute but if they are not removed, these retained deciduous teeth will undermine the integrity and longevity of the adult teeth.  
It was a big day for Anakin but we are sure with the good drugs on board and lots of TLC from his doting family, he’ll be back to normal in the next day or two. 😊🐾Image attachmentImage attachment

 

Comment on Facebook

Certainly never seen that before. Good to have the heads up. He is so cute.

Great job team cam vets

He is beautiful

Another Ernie 😁

3 weeks ago

Cambridge Vets

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