The latest study to be funded under the Human-Animal Bond grant seeks to understand what constitutes a positive experience for the dogs when it comes to dog-handler interactions by measuring their oxytocin levels during various interactions. Hopefully this will help educate anyone interacting with dogs, including owners, on how we can do better and reduce the incidence of behavioural disorders.
Healthy Pets New Zealand
Healthy Pets NZ is a charity that supports research into improved health and welfare for Kiwi pets. Established by the New Zealand Veterinary Association’s Companion Animal Branch, we’ve been funding research into the big health and welfare issues facing Kiwi pets since 1998.
The Companion Animal Veterinarians branch of the NZ Veterinary Association are set to continue their relationship with Healthy Pets New Zealand and will continue to sponsor the Research In Practice Grant for 2023
Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is a common disease, mostly manifesting in young cats and historically carried a near 100% mortality rate. Recent research has documented the emergence of a highly promising and effective treatment, but what is the best way to use it?
Another successful ‘Dogs Day Out’ in Invercargill at the weekend gave dog lovers a chance to reconnect and learn something new.
Thanks to Julie South and the team at VetStaff Veterinary Recruitment you can know have a listen to some podcasts about Healthy Pets New Zealand and our research as Julie talks to our Chair, Dr Cath Watson, and to Prof. John Munday on some of his Healthy Pets New Zealand funded research into the potential future of cancer treatments for animals.
After a hugely successful, albeit Covid-affected, inaugural event in February 2021, Dogs Day out is back on November 26/27th 2022, bigger and better!
Sometimes when we undertake a study, we don’t find what we’re looking for. That’s a really good thing when the bug under investigation is methicillin-resistant S. pseudointermedius and could be very difficult to treat!
Kerikeri artist Tessa Brown kindly donated two original artworks for our silent auction at the recent NZVA Conference, the proceeds of which have raised over $500 for Healthy Pets - thanks Tessa!
The New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) Conference was held at the Claudelands Event Centre in Hamilton from 20-22nd June, 2022 and it proved to be a great opportunity for the Healthy Pets Trustees to meet and greet both delegates and other exhibitors.