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We are a well-established companion animal and equine practice servicing South Auckland and the greater Auckland area. With our purpose built hospital and surgical facilities, our dedicated, experienced staff are able to provide quality care for your animal with a full range of medical, diagnostic and surgical services.

 

Auckland Veterinary Centre is equipped with a full hospital and surgical facilities for your horse. For our clients, we provide a 24-hour emergency service.

 

After Hours Large Animal Phone: 027 299 8932

 

Location

237A Porchester Road, Takanini 2112, Auckland, New Zealand

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Rat bait toxicity

How does rat bait affect my pet?

Rat bait is highly palatable to all animals. Once it is ingested, rat bait works by preventing the blood from clotting which leads to severe internal bleeding. This occurs around 48 hours after being eaten, so often owners are unaware their pet has eaten any bait.

What are the signs of poisoning?

Signs include lethargy, pale gums, bruising under the skin, black tarry faeces, coughing or lameness. Once signs develop animals can deteriorate quickly and die within 24 hours if not treated.

What can I do if I know my dog has eaten rat bait?

If your pet has eaten rat bait (or you suspect has eaten rat bait) or it has signs of being poisoned contact the clinic immediately. It is vital that we induce vomiting as soon as possible after ingestion to prevent the poison being absorbed.

How can I prevent my pet from being poisoned?

The best way to prevent rat bait toxicity is to not have rat bait present on your property at all if you have pets.

If rat bait is necessary, only use approved animal proof bait stations and store it in locked animal proof areas.

Bait stations should be set up making it difficult for rats to remove bait and store in other locations.
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Rat bait toxicity  How does rat bait affect my pet?  Rat bait is highly palatable to all animals. Once it is ingested, rat bait works by preventing the blood from clotting which leads to severe internal bleeding. This occurs around  48 hours after being eaten, so often owners are unaware their pet has eaten any bait.  What are the signs of poisoning?  Signs include lethargy, pale gums, bruising under the skin, black tarry faeces, coughing or lameness. Once signs develop animals can deteriorate quickly and die within 24 hours if not treated.  What can I do if I know my dog has eaten rat bait?  If your pet has eaten rat bait (or you suspect has eaten rat bait) or it has signs of being poisoned contact the clinic immediately. It is vital that we induce vomiting as soon as possible after ingestion to prevent the poison being absorbed.  How can I prevent my pet from being poisoned?  The best way to prevent rat bait toxicity is to not have rat bait present on your property at all if you have pets.  If rat bait is necessary, only use approved animal proof bait stations and store it in locked animal proof areas.  Bait stations should be set up making it difficult for rats to remove bait and store in other locations.

Great graphic from NZVA about how we are practising under CovidGood morning all.

Here is a handy infographic for using when you think you need to visit your veterinarian in the current COVID-19 environment.

Remember - veterinarians are classed as essential services.
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Great graphic from NZVA about how we are practising under Covid

Covid - 19 Update

Unfortunately due to the Covid level being updated , we are taking extra precautions to protect both staff and clients.

We will be open but unfortunately only for urgent situations.

• If you are unwell or have recently been unwell or have had contact with anyone who has returned from overseas in the last 3 weeks please stay at home and organize for someone else to bring your pet in.

• Only 1 client in the clinic at a time.

• Only 1 person per animal.

• Animals must be either in a cage or on a lead to enter. If they are not, they will not be seen.

• For over the counter food or flea treatments, please phone ahead and we will have it ready for you to collect at the door.

Any Updates will be posted as developments occur.
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Stay safe guys and all the best these next 4 weeks. 👍

Good work guys ! 🥰 stay safe !!

Stay safe guys

At Auckland Veterinary Centre, we are committed to supporting the health, safety and well being of all our customers when you visit our clinic as well as the health, safety and well being of our staff members. So, we wanted to let you know about the actions we’re taking to keep you and our staff safe and well during New Zealand’s response to COVID-19.

In order to mitigate the risk of exposure of staff and clients to COVID-19 we recommend the following measures:

•We have reviewed and updated our cleaning and sanitizing plan for our clinic to ensure the surfaces are cleaned more frequently – especially on high contact surfaces like our EFTPOS pin pads, counters, door handles and bathroom taps. We are following the Ministry of Health guidelines to ensure we all help keep everyone safe.

•Responsible coughing etiquette. We all know that we all have moments where we cough for no apparent reason, if that happens to a staff member, you'll see them use their elbow as per Ministry recommendation on good coughing etiquette. We've instructed staff that if they feel unwell then they should stay away from work.

•If you are not feeling well or are exhibiting symptoms of illness that include cough, fever and/or shortness of breath, or have traveled to an area of active COVID-19 transmission within the previous two weeks, please reschedule your appointment. If your pet or horse requires immediate medical attention and you are ill, please arrange for another individual to be present at the appointment.

www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus

We appreciate your co-operation and apologies for any inconvenience.

The Team at Auckland Veterinary Centre.
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