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DO YOU KNOW HOW OLD YOUR
DOG OR CAT REALLY IS?
Clutha District, your district
Clutha Values, your values
Clutha Vets, your vets
Balclutha (03) 418-1280
Milton (03) 417-8032
After their seventh birthday your dog or cat is
entering the senior stage of their life even if they
still look and behave like a youngster. Seven
years of age for a cat or medium sized dog is the
equivalent to 46 years old for us and for large dogs
54 years old. This is around the age when we are
recommended to have more regular health checks
to monitor us for heart disease, diabetes, arthritis
and other common health problems. Our cats
and dogs are also more likely to develop these
problems at this stage in their life and should also
have more regular health checks. Important signs
to look out for are changes in weight, appetite,
thirst and activity. Remember that one vet check
per year is equivalent to us seeing our doctor
every Seven years!
For the last few years Clutha Vets have offered
free check ups for senior cats and dogs during
winter. Last year we found:
33% of the cats that we examined had dental
disease severe enough to need dentistry and all
bar one needed teeth extracted. By having this
dentistry done these owners not only relieved
their cats from having a painful mouth but also
reduced their risk of kidney and heart disease.
20% of the dogs that we checked had dental
25% of dogs had signs of arthritis. Remember
the earlier we find these problems the easier and
less invasive the treatment.
41% of dogs and cats were overweight or obese.
Sometimes all that is needed is a change of diet
and exercise levels to reduce the risk of diabetes
DON'T FORGET WORKING DOGS CAN
SUFFER FROM THE SAME AGE RELATED
PROBLEMS - REMEMBER TO BOOK AN
APPOINTMENT FOR THEM TOO.
We are running our FREE senior health screening
checks again during July but this year we have made
a few changes to increase their value to you. Ring
our clinics at Balclutha or
Milton for full details and to
book your appointment. Places
are limited so to make sure
your cat or dog gets the best
and book your
Clever kicking helps powerful Clutha
Crescent's tackling poor
Can anyone stop Clutha?
Not at the moment,
maybe, after Clutha
remained at the head of
the Southern premier club rugby
competition with a 39-12 victory
over Crescent at the Balclutha
Showgrounds on Saturday.
Clutha led 22-5 at halftime and
never looked in danger of losing
the game. Clutha backs were in
fine form with halfback, Cam
Young in good form. He passed
well and had a really good
understanding with his first five,
Rhys Harrold, who controlled
play well and kicked intelligently
all afternoon. Another to show out
in the backs, was centre Blake
Korteweg, who set up the wingers
in fine style.
In the forwards, Kerrod Baldwin
had a grand game at number
eight, and was well supported by
Mala Saimoni in the loose.
Crescent tried hard, with the
forwards giving of their best, but
the backs did not tackle well, and
gave Clutha room to move. For
Crescent, Harley McHardy was
the best of the backs, with Nick
McBride the pick of the forwards.
This was game 277 between the
two clubs, with Crescent now
holding a two game lead on 132
wins to Clutha's 130 with fifteen
Heriot maintained their second
spot on the points table, by
beating Clinton by 59-0 after
leading 35-0 at halftime. Heriot
were too strong, with the
forwards setting up play for the
backs to use the ball.
Outstanding for Heriot was
number eight Shaun Tauti, who
scored three tries and was
devastating. Jimmy Anderson
and Cam Russell were others to
show out in the pack.
In the backs, Bill Maiono was
dangerous with ball in hand,
scoring two tries and landing six
conversions for a total of 22
points. Mike McHutchon was
another back to shine.
Clinton gave of their best, with
Clint Robinson and Hayden Tapp
Clutha Valley held off Owaka to
win by 22-3 after leading 17-3 at
the break. Josh Botting was the
hero with three tries, and a grand
Owaka defended well in the
second spell and only allowed
Clutha valley five points in the
second forty minutes.
For Valley, Hamish Wilson
reached his 100th game, and
follows Maurice Tairua who
reached his 100 two weeks ago.
Owaka gave a much-improved
performance, with Russell White
and Todd Keen as the ones to play
Lawrence came back to form with
a 31-25 win over Toko, after
leading 17-8 at halftime. Lawrence
forwards paved the way.
For Lawrence, Sam Hislop, Dave
Kenny and James Brennan were
the best of the forwards, while in
the backs, Quentin Smith at
fullback was enterprising, and
first five, Lance Taylor played a
good part in the win with two
tries and and two conversions for
a total of 14 points.
For Toko, Simon Scott and Kevin
Calteaux were the best of the
Lawrence v Clutha Valley; Clutha
v Toko; Clinton v Crescent;
Owaka v Heriot.
Trust gives grant to furnish new football uniforms
By LAURA ROOZENDAAL
South Otago High School footbal-
lers will soon be running around
the football field in a new kit.
The school will receive $1859
from the The Trusts Community
Foundation for new uniforms for
their football teams. There are
three teams; a senior boys team,
a junior boys team and a girls
team, and 36 new uniforms are
Sports co-ordinator Karena Kupa
said the new uniforms were
''What they've worn, we've had
for years and years and years.
''They look disgusting.''
New uniforms would benefit the
school, she said.
''It's about school pride, really.
''The kids are proud to wear a
uniform with the school emblem
Football was a growing sport at
the school, she said.
''We usually struggle to get a
boys team and a girls team but
this year we have two boys teams
and a girls team.''
They would be making the order
as soon as the money was
Three other groups to received
grants from TTCF in June.
The Owaka Combined Sports
Bodies will get $12,000 to get their
building up to new fire regu-
lation standard, South Otago
Athletics Club will get $2711 to
host the 2013 Clutha District
Sports Awards, and the Clutha
District Libraries will get $599
towards buying resources for the
EC Read'n summer reading
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