A world-first study into the benefits of cat fostering will seek to improve the lives of rescue cats, their human carers, and some of New Zealand’s most vulnerable native species.
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 1988.
The Companion Animal Veterinarians branch (CAV) of the New Zealand Veterinary Association has signed an agreement to become Healthy Pets New Zealand’s first Research in Practice Partner.
Premium pet food manufacturer Royal Canin is the first Healthy Pets New Zealand Human-Animal Bond Partner.
Southland dogs and their owners helped make the first HPNZ Dogs’ Day Out – supported by Royal Canin – a great success, despite a move to level two restrictions just hours before.
Cats and dogs are the most popular companion animal species in New Zealand so it’s no surprise both feature prominently in recently approved research projects.
Could a novel drug combination combat cancer in cats?
Three Massey University researchers will lead a trial of a novel drug combination administered to cats with mouth cancer that could pave the way for a revolution in the treatment of animal cancer.