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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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:
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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.
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.
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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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