Articles by Dr. Ellen McBryde

OPINION: Pet Talk: Heartworm, the silent killer

Wednesday 9 June 2021 | Written by Dr. Ellen McBryde | Published in Editorials, Opinion

Heartworm disease is a major health issue for dogs in the Cook Islands, but many pet owners remain unaware of its existence and severity. Dr Ellen McBryde explains.


OPINION: Cats gone wild

Wednesday 26 May 2021 | Written by Dr. Ellen McBryde | Published in Editorials, Opinion

This week, Te Are Manu team, Aitutaki Community Cat Programme, and Aitutaki Animal Rescue are running a cat desexing programme in Aitutaki. In her fortnightly column, Dr Ellen McBryde explains why are initiatives like this so important.


OPINION: When dogs bite

Wednesday 12 May 2021 | Written by Dr. Ellen McBryde | Published in Editorials, Opinion

No surprises here – dog bite wounds are one of the most common reasons pet owners contact the vet clinic. But why do dogs bite? And what can we do about it? By Dr Ellen McBryde of Te Are Manu Vet Clinic.


PET TALK: To spay or not to spay

Wednesday 28 April 2021 | Written by Dr. Ellen McBryde | Published in Editorials, Opinion

Desexing (a.k.a. spaying, neutering, fixing, sterilising, castrating) has the obvious benefit of population control by reducing unwanted or unnecessary pregnancies, but there is more to it than meets the eye. Dr Ellen McBryde of Te Are Manu Veterinary Clinic discusses why we desex our dogs and cats.


PET TALK: An itch to scratch

Wednesday 14 April 2021 | Written by Dr. Ellen McBryde | Published in Editorials, Opinion

Has your pet got an itch to scratch? Dr Ellen McBryde, the lead veterinarian at Te Are Manu Charity Vet Clinic, has the answers to your problem.