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.
Healthy Pets NZ is so lucky to have the support of two fantastic sponsors this year!
Southlanders and the weather came to the party to make the first ever HPNZ Dogs’ Day Out – a celebration of all things canine – a great success, despite a move to Covid Alert level 2 only 12 hours before kick-off.
Recently published research funded by Healthy Pets New Zealand has shown that the Fel-O-Vax FIV vaccine against Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) does not prevent infection with the virus in NZ. Given the lack of significant protection against FIV infection and the uncertainty regarding whether or not FIV infection causes disease, there is currently little scientific evidence supporting the use of this vaccine in New Zealand.
HPNZ Trustee and researcher Prof. John Munday has been awared a Doctor of Science, one of the highest academic accolades, at Massey University's Manawatū 2021 graduation ceremony for his ongoing research into animal cancer
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.