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Healthy Diet, Healthy Pet

Kapi-Mana News Pet Health Column Article for 5 February 2013

Published on 05/02/2013, by Dr Ian Schraa

The most important thing you can do for your pet’s health is feed them a good, healthy, balanced diet.

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Neutering Your Pet

Kapi-Mana News Pet Health Column Article for 15 January 2013

Published on 15/01/2013, by Dr Ian Schraa

This is the time of year when, if you do not want your pet to breed and have puppies or kittens, to get you pet neutered.

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Fleas, Fleas, Fleas

Kapi-Mana News Pet Health Column Article for 4 December 2012

Published on 04/12/2012, by Dr Ian Schraa

Fleas love summer with the warmer, humid weather. It is just what flea’s need for breeding. With the nice spring weather and the temperatures recently we have had, their numbers are due to explode this summer.

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Getting a New Puppy

Kapi-Mana News Pet Health Column Article for 6 November 2012

Published on 06/11/2012, by Dr Ian Schraa

Getting a new puppy is a fun, exciting time. They grow and develop from little bundles of fur into a wonderful part of many people’s lives.

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Poisoning Risks in Pets

Kapi-Mana News Pet Health Column Article for 2 October 2012

Published on 02/10/2012, by Dr Ian Schraa

Poisoning cases are relatively common in pets, particularly amongst dogs. Poisonings can be from true poisons such as 1080, rat bait and slug baits, but also from foods, such as chocolate and many plants, including lilies.

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Cats Breed Like Rabbits

Kapi-Mana News Pet Health Column Article for 4 September 2012

Published on 04/09/2012, by Dr Ian Schraa

Did you know that cats are more efficient at breeding than rabbits? While rabbits can produce more offspring each year, when cats mate they are almost guaranteed to get pregnant. This is because female cats, called queens, are known as induced ovulators. This means the queen when they are on heat, or cycling, only ovulates, or releases their eggs, when they actually mate with the male cats, called tom-cats. Most female animals release their eggs at a certain stage of their reproductive cycle and if they are not mated at the right time they do not become pregnant. Cats however will nearly always become pregnant if mated. In addition, if they are not mated, they continue to cycle every 2-3 weeks until they become pregnant.

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Regular Check-ups for Pets

Kapi-Mana News Pet Health Column Article for 7 August 2012

Published on 07/08/2012, by Dr Ian Schraa

How regular should a pet be checked by a veterinarian? Some pet owners think never and simply wait until their pet gets sick to go to the vet. They possibly think the same way about their car, or their own health. But we all know that prevention is better than cure and that early diagnosis of disease also means a more likely better outcome.

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Fat Cats and Fatter Dogs

Kapi-Mana News Pet Health Column Article for 3 July 2012

Published on 03/07/2012, by Dr Ian Schraa

Just as there is an obesity epidemic in humans in Western nations there is a parallel problem occurring in the pet world.

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