Pet Talk

PET TALK: What should you be looking for

Wednesday 13 October 2021 | Written by Dr. Ellen McBryde | Published in Opinion, Pet Talk

Just this week, we’ve had two cats brought into the vet clinic with blocked bladders. This is a serious emergency, almost always affecting male cats. Dr Ellen McBryde discusses what you should be looking out for, as well as steps you can take at home to help prevent this condition.

Opinion


Eat, Sleep, Play, Repeat.

Wednesday 29 September 2021 | Written by Dr. Ellen McBryde | Published in Opinion, Pet Talk

You’ve decided to adopt a puppy - so, what next? Ensuring your puppy’s first few weeks in its new home are as positive as possible, is critical to them growing up calm, confident, and open to new people and experiences. Dr Ellen McBryde looks at some key training tips to help you give your pup a great start in life.

Opinion


PET TALK: Puna Desexing Clinics – what you need to know

Wednesday 15 September 2021 | Written by Dr. Ellen McBryde | Published in Opinion, Pet Talk

Te Are Manu, in conjunction with the Dog Registration and Animal Control Committee (DR-ACC), will be hosting a desexing Clinic in each puna. This is all part of a wider plan to manage the ‘dog problem’ in Rarotonga, through sustainable dog population control and management. Dr Ellen McBryde explains.

Opinion


PETTALK: No Bones About It

Wednesday 1 September 2021 | Written by Dr. Ellen McBryde | Published in Opinion, Pet Talk

Broken bones are an unfortunate consequence of a free-roaming dog population. But not all breaks are equal. There are many factors that affect bone healing, which can mean our treatment options are sometimes limited. Dr Ellen McBryde explains.

Opinion