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Cat Adoption

Posted on: Jul 18 2018

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 […]

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The Pros and Cons of Pet Insurance

Posted on: May 28 2018

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

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 […]

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Feeding Wild Birds

Posted on: Apr 30 2018

  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 […]

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Pet Ownership in Australia

Posted on: Apr 16 2018

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

  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 […]

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Don’t Let Your Cats Roam Free

Posted on: Mar 13 2018

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 […]

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

Posted on: Feb 19 2018

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 […]

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Dog-Friendly Activities in the Mornington Peninsula

Posted on: Feb 5 2018

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

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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How to Destress A Cat: Tips from Karingal Veterinary Hospital

Posted on: Nov 21 2017

Earlier this month, we outlined a few ways in which your cat might demonstrate anxiety, stress or discomfort. Since then, the team have put together some simple ways to reduce your cat’s anxiety. Below are Karingal Veterinary Hospital’s six tips on how to destress a cat.

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Congratulations to Frankston’s Latest Puppy School Graduates!

Posted on: Nov 13 2017

Just a quick blog between our usual posts! At Karingal Veterinary Hospital, we run a month-long puppy school. Class sizes are kept small so that every puppy can get the attention they need, so it’s important to book early for our next set of sessions. Puppy school is an important part in a dog’s development. […]

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Signs of a Scared Cat

Posted on: Oct 30 2017

It is important for all pet owners to be able to recognise their furry companions’ emotions. Being able to identify cat anxiety, fear, stress, hunger, joy and excitement is a part of caring for your cat. So this week, the Karingal Veterinary Hospital and Ballam Park Vet Clinic team have put together the four most […]

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The Importance of Keeping a Healthy Dog Weight

Posted on: Oct 9 2017

  Primarily due to overfeeding, dog obesity is a growing problem in Australia’s pet-owning community. Canine obesity is a serious issue, and it is related to a number of health risks. Following on from our last post, on feline weight management, this week the team talk about overweight dogs: the risks; the causes; and the […]

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My Cat is Obese What Can I Do? Cat Weight Management

Posted on: Sep 18 2017

September seems to be cat month at Karingal Vet Hospital! Last time, we talked to you about why people bring their cats to the vet; this week, we’re talking to you about the dangers of overfeeding your feline friend.

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When Should I Take My Cat to the Vet?

Posted on: Sep 7 2017

Cats are often considered to be independent creatures, capable of taking care of themselves. That isn’t entirely true. You still need to take care of your cat as you would any other pet. This week, we present to you the top three reasons clients bring the cats in to us at Karingal Vet Hospital and […]

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What to do When You Find Injured Wildlife

Posted on: Aug 24 2017

Last time, we talked to you about what to do if your pet is in an emergency. But what do you do if you find a wild animal in need of your help? This week, the Karingal Vet Hospital team talks to you about what to do in a wildlife emergency.

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Emergency Pet Care: what you should know

Posted on: Aug 10 2017

Emergencies of any sort are always stressful. Pet emergencies are no different. Not knowing what to do when your animal companion has suffered harm only adds to the frustration and fear for both owner and pet. So today, we are going to talk you through what to do in a pet emergency.

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August is Dental Disease Awareness Month

Posted on: Jul 27 2017

Did you know that pets can also get dental disease? The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) have launched a campaign focusing on the causes and treatments for dental disease in pets. They report that periodontal disease is the most common disease found in pets, with 80% of cats and dogs over five years old having some […]

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Our Puppy School Program

Posted on: Jul 12 2017

One of the services we provide at Karingal Animal Hospital is a five-week puppy school program for dogs aged between 8 and 14 weeks.   Puppy school is an important part of a dog’s development and can help reduce problem behaviour. Our puppy school will help your puppy live a healthy, well-balanced life by focusing […]

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328 Cranbourne Road, Frankston, VIC, 3199

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The Karingal Veterinary Hospital is open 7 days a week.

Our hours are

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

* We are closed on public holidays.

210 Karingal Drive, Frankston, VIC, 3999

P: (03) 9785 9288

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Ballam Park Veterinary Clinic is open 6 days a week.

Our hours are

- 8:30am-6pm Monday-Friday,
- 9am-12pm Saturday,

* We are closed Sundays and on public holidays.