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Newsletter – Winter 2018: Pet Care Tips

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TMVN Winter News 2018

In this newsletter:

  • Winter Care for Your Pet
  • Cat Grooming - An Essential Winter Service
  • Dog Registration - Due 31 July 2018
  • Refer a Friend and Save!
  • Need to Cancel a Booking?
  • Book Us in Advance

Winter Tips for You and Your Pet

Hey there!

Can you believe that winter is here?  The shortest day is just around the corner, and our animals are spending more time sleeping than being active.

Winter Care for Your Pet

Does your pet have somewhere warm to go when you're not at home?  It's important to provide shelter from the wind, rain, snow, and other wintry elements.

The best shelter is inside your home.  Install a microchip pet door to give only your pet free access in and out of your house.  We can microchip your pet for you, if you haven't done this already. (Note: it's compulsory to microchip dogs in New Zealand).  Microchip pet doors are available from most pet shops, and glaziers.

If you aren't able to install a pet door, then do provide your dog with a warm kennel that is raised off the ground.  Cats generally find warm, sheltered spots on their own, but you can help them by creating a safe space close to your house, such as on a verandah or other covered area.

It's important to bring your pets in at night - especially on the nights when the temperature falls below freezing.  Most domesticated pets are used to warm houses, and aren't able to look after themselves in freezing conditions.

Over the winter months, your pet is likely to be less active, so make sure you keep an eye on their weight.  If you'd like advice on the right nutrition or indoor exercise tips, ask your vet nurse at your next visit.

TMVN Winter Tips

Cat Grooming - An Essential Winter Service

In order to survive through winter, animals grow thicker coats in autumn.  Domesticated cats are no different.  To help your pet keep their fur conditioned and clean, a professional grooming service is a must.

The Mobile Vet Nurse is experienced at grooming cats without the need for any sedation or anaesthetics.  We groom your cat in the comfort of its own home, and recommend a regular six week schedule to keep the coat in top condition.

If you are wondering why you need to groom your cat, read our top five reasons, as well as some tips on how to groom your cat in between professional sessions here.


Dog Registration - Due 31 July 2018

Don't forget to pay your dog registration by 31 July 2018, if you are in the Christchurch City Council area.  For more information or to pay your registration visit the Christchurch City Council website.

If you live outside of Christchurch, check with your local council for the due dates.


Refer a Friend and Save!

Who do you know who has a pet in need of our services?  When you refer a friend to us, you receive a $10 credit off your next visit.  And even better, they receive a $10 discount off their first visit.

Our Refer a Friend Programme is easy.  When your friend books one of our services, they mention they are a new customer, and that you referred them.  Then we'll make sure you both get your $10 credit.


Book Us in Advance

Due to an increase in clients, we are now booked out 4-6 weeks in advance.  We recommend you allow a similar time frame when you book us in order to avoid disappointment.

Need to Cancel a Booking?

Please give 24 hours’ notice for cancellation of scheduled visits.  As per The Mobile Vet Nurse Customer Service Agreement Terms and Conditions, if you need to cancel your booking:

  • Payment for the services may be requested if less than 24 hours' notice is given (this is assessed on a case by case basis).
  • Read the full Agreement on our website, or get a printed copy from your Mobile Vet Nurse.

Thanks for Reading!

We look forward to catching up with you in person at your next appointment.  If you need to book one of our services now, please call 027 479 5005 or contact us.

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The Mobile Vet Nurse


Chrissy and The Mobile Vet Nurse Team

Chrissy MacPherson, NCVN
Director, The Mobile Vet Nurse Ltd