Summer Newsletter 2018-19
Summer Newsletter 2018-19
You may have noticed the clinic looking a little different! We’ve had a revamp including our floors, cabinetry and reception desk – so everything is looking shinier and more modern. Thank you to all our clients for their patience throughout the renovation process!
- Fleas love the warmer months so treat your pets regularly to avoid an infestation!
- Never leave your pets inside the car! Even if it doesn’t seem like a hot day, the temperature in the car will be much higher. Animals can’t regulate their body temperature by sweating like we do so it can only take minutes for heatstroke to become life-threatening!
- Make sure your pets always have access to shade and cool water to drink!
- Footpaths and roads can get very hot and burn your pets’ paws; so try walking your dog on the grass.
- Pets can get sunburned too and are susceptible to skin cancers. Those with light-coloured fur or skin on noses in particular, as well as ears of some cats and bellies of some dogs. Use a pet sunscreen like Filtabac and try to keep them out of the sun in the middle part of the day.
- With temperatures rising so are the fly numbers! Flystrike is commonly seen in rabbits and guinea pigs at this time of year. It occurs when flies lay their eggs on or around the animal’s rear end. Flies are attracted to damp fur, urine and faeces so this can be avoided by cleaning hutches regularly, making a habit of checking your pet’s rear and bringing them in for a hygiene clip if necessary.
Let’s better get to know…
Eileen Mowat DipVN
Eileen is originally from South Africa and qualified for her Veterinary Nursing Diploma in 1988. She is the smiling face you’ll most often see at the front desk and runs our puppy classes here at the clinic on Wednesday nights.
How long have you been working here?
I have been working at WGP Vets since October 2010 – so 8 years!! It is great being able to work in such a nice community. I love living on the coast and enjoy the beautiful beaches and many walks so easily accessible.
What inspired you to become a vet nurse?
I grew up on a farm and loved working with animals. Vet nursing was a way I could continue working with them.
What do you love about your job?
Besides working with animals, I love the interesting people that I meet and get to know. Vet nursing has enabled me to also work in different countries over the years as well as in both city and rural areas.
You can take baby birds found to The New Zealand Bird Rescue Charitable Trust, located at 74 Avonleigh Road, Green Bay, Waitakere, Auckland.
(09) 816 9219 ext 1.
Just remember, not all birds are in need of “rescuing”!READ MORE