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Heat Stroke in Cats

Posted on: Jan 4 2019

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Heat stroke is often associated with dogs but heat stroke is a problem for cats too. If you’re facing hot summer days, it is wise to keep an eye on the well-being of your fluff balls. Heat stroke or heat stress is a very serious condition and is the result of cats not being able more »

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Heat Stroke in Dogs: Your Dog’s Summer Health

Posted on: Dec 12 2018

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  There’s nothing better than taking your dog for a run (or walk) in summer. The reward of your improved fitness and your dog’s adoration definitely lifts the spirits. Unfortunately, heat stroke or heat stress is one of the problems vets have to deal with throughout summer. Dogs, especially on hot summer days, can really more »

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4 Dental Hygiene Tips for your Pet

Posted on: Nov 14 2018

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  Plague and tartar build-up can cause health problems for your dog.  Not just dental problems, but also infections and disease of the heart, liver and kidneys. If you’ve noticed your dog has yellowing teeth and very bad breath, then you should consult your veterinarian for advice.   Karingal Vet offers advanced dental care for more »

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Popular Breed Series: Pugs

Posted on: Oct 31 2018

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History Used to a pampered lifestyle, these little dogs were the favourite pets of European aristocrats and have a prestigious place in history. Originating in China, they were the lapdogs of Chinese Emperors. They were brought to Europe by the Dutch East India Company. Queen Victoria famously owned many pugs and also bred them. Marie more »

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Desexing your Dog

Posted on: Oct 17 2018

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Desexing your animal is a good decision. As animal lovers and pet owners, we must take a responsible approach towards animal population control. Nobody likes to see animal shelters full of unwanted pets. In fact, animal welfare organizations will desex pets before adoption to ensure there is no possibility of unwanted puppies.   Understandably dog more »

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Puppy School? Teach Your New Puppy Coping Skills

Posted on: Sep 27 2018

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Who doesn’t love puppies? It’s an exciting time when you welcome a cute, furry, four-legged friend into the family. Your adorable, playful and hilariously entertaining bundle of joy no doubt brings a smile to your face. Of course, there will also be moments when your playful pup does something you’re not too happy about – more »

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Popular Breed Series: Ragdoll

Posted on: Sep 12 2018

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Ragdoll History Ann Baker selectively bred this popular cat in the 1960s. She recognised that her neighbour’s kittens born from a Persian/Angora cat and a Birman or Burmese-like cat were affectionate and relaxed. She trademarked the name Ragdoll which perfectly suits the way they go limp and floppy when picked up – just like a more »

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My Old Dog – Caring for your Ageing Pet

Posted on: Sep 5 2018

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A proactive approach to your elderly dog’s care, including dental care, can help detect and ease problems early. Nobody wants to see their best furry friend suffer and easing any old age aches and pains prevents your pet from becoming overly stressed.   Of course, keeping your pet fit and healthy with regular walks, socialisation more »

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Dog Shows in Melbourne

Posted on: Aug 16 2018

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Sometimes, some of our puppy school parents ask us about dog shows. They’ve seen them at the Royal Melbourne Show, or in movies like Best in Show, and want to know how to get involved.

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Popular Breeds Series : Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Posted on: Aug 2 2018

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History Staffordshire Bull Terriers were bred in the early 19th Century in the UK. Originally, these dogs were bred for betting on. Once baiting and dog fighting were made illegal in the 1830s, Staffies were taken in by miners and steelworkers, who applauded their intelligence and loyalty. They were bred with smaller terriers and were more »

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Cat Adoption

Posted on: Jul 18 2018

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If you are thinking about adding a new kitten to your home, perhaps after reading our post on Siamese cats, you may be wondering where to get one. Before you go to a breeder or pet store, consider adopting a cat from a rescue centre. This week, we talked to Joy from the Peninsula Cat more »

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The Pros and Cons of Pet Insurance

Posted on: May 28 2018

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This week, we asked Liz from Pet Secure to tell our readers about pet insurance. She was kind enough to write us a guest blog! Read what Liz has to say below:

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Popular Breeds Series: Siamese Cat

Posted on: May 14 2018

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Siamese Cat History The earliest record of the Siamese cat is a 19th Century Siamese manuscript. Called The Treatise on Cats, the folio contains images of different lucky and unlucky cats found in modern-day Thailand. The manuscript claims that Siamese cats were revered by Siamese Royalty. Before they spread throughout the world at the turn of more »

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Feeding Wild Birds

Posted on: Apr 30 2018

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  A new book is coming out this month on feeding wild birds. Its author, Darryl Jones, works at Griffith University in Queensland. He argues that, despite council warnings, it is okay to feed wild birds, as long it’s the right food. This week, the team at Karingal Veterinary Hospital thought we’d talk about feeding more »

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Pet Ownership in Australia

Posted on: Apr 16 2018

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The latest statistics on Pet Ownership in Australia were compiled in late 2016 by Animal Medicines Australia (AMA). AMA represent a number of animal health companies operating in Australia. These companies, such as Virbac, work on developing food and pharmaceutical products and services for Australia’s domestic animals.

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Popular Breeds Series: Labrador

Posted on: Mar 28 2018

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  Labrador Retrievers are highly energetic dogs that love just about everybody. Intelligent and highly trainable, they were originally bred to bring back hunters’ game and fishermen’s nets. Now, Labradors make excellent working dogs: at airports, on farms, as guide dogs, and more. Bred for work, they love to please, play and be a part more »

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Don’t Let Your Cats Roam Free

Posted on: Mar 13 2018

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Cats kill over one million birds in Australia every day. The crisis is so bad that cats were named the biggest threat to Australia’s endangered mammals in 2014. John Woinarski, Conservation Biology Professor at Charles Darwin University, and Peter Harrison, Director of Marine Ecology Research Centre at Southern Cross University, have claimed that controlling cat more »

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Moving house? Remember to Update Your Pet’s Microchip Details

Posted on: Feb 19 2018

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Why Update My Pet’s Microchip Details? If your pet arrives at a veterinary clinic, shelter or pound, the staff there will scan its microchip. Your pet’s unique 15-digit code will allow vets, shelter workers and specific government officials to access your contact details. This is the most direct way for them to let you know more »

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Dog-Friendly Activities in the Mornington Peninsula

Posted on: Feb 5 2018

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We’ve written before about the importance of socialisation for your pets. Socialising teaches puppies how to behave around other dogs and how to relate to people. Exploring new environments is also an excellent way to stimulate your pet, keeping their minds, bodies and noses active!

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What to Think About Before Adopting a Pet for Christmas  

Posted on: Dec 11 2017

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Every year animal shelters rescue hundreds of animals that were given away as surprise Christmas presents. This month, Karingal Veterinary Hospital’s blogging team outline some things to think about before adopting a pet for Christmas.

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328 Cranbourne Road, Frankston, VIC, 3199

P: (03) 9789 3444

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The Karingal Veterinary Hospital is open 7 days a week.

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- 8am-8pm Monday-Friday,
- 9am-5pm Saturday,
- 9am-1pm Sunday,

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210 Karingal Drive, Frankston, VIC, 3999

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