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WITH the onset of winter, our pets will also feel
the cold, particularly older ones.
It is important to ensure your pets have
somewhere warm and draft-free. Dogs in
outside kennels should have a blanket and the
kennel situated out of prevailing winds and
Some cats enjoy being out at night to hunt, but
should still have access to the house via a cat
door, or have a nice warm bed in a garage.
Just like us they can get stiff and sore joints due
to the cold.
If you suspect your pet is suffering from arthritic
change/old age give us a call and we can
arrange a check-up.
There are many useful treatments we can utilise
that are cost effective and can assist your pet.
Not all arthritic treatments need to be
There are many other options available that can
be used in a supportive role for arthritis.
Green-lipped mussel and Omega 3 and 6 oils
are beneficial in some cases. Flaxseed oil has
also been proven to be of use in older dogs
with joint stiffness.
We have options available for your older pet, so
please call us if you need advice.
KEEPING YOUR OLDER PETS MOBILE
For an appointment
contact Scott at:
27a Maniapoto Street | Otorohanga | P 07 873 7376 | M 027 330 1339 | E email@example.com
Does your body struggle through the calving
season? Do you suffer at a time when you are at
your busiest and you can least afford your body
to fail you, when sleep and rest is minimal but is
For many farmers the up coming months are
hectic, long hours at work and short hours of rest.
The toll this can have on the body (and mind) can
be significant and dangerous.
Many of you will already have niggly aches and
pains that you are hoping will disappear before
that first calf arrives. Don’t wait, take the time in
the next few weeks to sort those aches and pains
out now before they make the calving season
even more difficult than it already is. The last
thing you need is those aches and pains stopping
you from working or keeping you awake at night.
Call King Country Chiropractic today to see
how we can help you get through the next few
ATTENTION DAIRY FARMERS
TO ADVERTISE HERE, PLEASE CALL OUR SALES STAFF ON 07 878 1188
A TE KUITI woman’s mission to provide
warm, dry shelter for dogs is gathering momen-
tum in the North King Country.
Jan Crosland’s Kennels for Canines project
aims to “recycle” unused kennels and provide
them to local families whose pet does not have
Working alongside Waitomo and Otoro-
hanga’s animal control officers, who can identify
where the kennels are needed most, Mrs Cros-
land says not all dogs are provided with
She says in some cases, a dog’s
shelter is a single sheet of cor-
“ The main reason I am
sourcing kennels is that I
care about the welfare of
dogs, especially when it
is wet and cold and they
have no proper shelter or
means to keep warm and
dry,” says Mrs Crosland – a
long-time dog owner.
“I believe in recycling, so
why not recycle unused kennels
that people no longer need.
“Sadly, some people acquire dogs when
they are cute little puppies and forget about the
perspective of being a responsible, long-term dog
owner – all dogs need food, water and a warm
“So if I can help by finding a dog a kennel then
everyone’s a winner.”
11 SO FAR
Since the project began six weeks ago, Mrs
Crosland has received 11 unwanted kennels –
with two already given to Te Kuiti families.
However, they are only loaned to suitable dog
owners for the duration of their dog’s life and not
for the family to keep.
“When a dog doesn’t have a warm kennel or
a run, it will tend to bark and upset the neigh-
bours,” says Mrs Crosland.
“So if we can eliminate some of those prob-
lems by simply supplying a warm kennel it will
not only make the animal control officers’ life
easier, but also the dog owner and surrounding
“However, the main objective is simply to
provide a better life for the dogs themselves.”
Mrs Crosland also plans to contact tim-
ber companies, secondary schools and retired
handymen to ask if they would do-
nate their time and materi-
als towards building new
A low-end dog ken-
nel at The Warehouse
costs $170, while at
Farmlands the start-
ing price is $453.
mal control contrac-
tor Perry Griffin says
Kennels for Canines
is a “great idea” which
will improve the lives of
many North King Country
“I think it is a great animal welfare
initiative that has the potential to be rolled out
nationwide,” he says.
“It’s a proactive project that will have wide
ranging effects down the line such as reducing
the amount of phone calls about welfare and dogs
escaping and causing a nuisance.
“I fully support Jan and the work she is doing.”
Section 54 of the Dog Control Act 1996 states:
The owner of any dog shall (a) ensure that the
dog receives proper care and attention and is sup-
plied with proper and sufficient food, water, and
shelter; and (b) ensure that the dog receives ad-
equate exercise. Failure to comply is punishable
by imprisonment or a maximum fine of $5000.
If you are in need of a kennel contact the
Waitomo or Otorohanga animal control officers.
To contribute to Kennels for Canines contact Mrs
OTOROHANGA animal control contractor Perry Griffin is supporting Jan Crosland from Te Kuiti
to establish her Kennels for Canines project throughout the North King Country.
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