A new puppy is bound to bring joy and excitement to your day but are you ready to accommodate your new best friend in your home and have you considered the cost of essential vet care such as pet vaccinations and desexing? Basic Steps to Consider when Welcoming a New Puppy Create […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 – […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Dog Arthritis Just like humans, dogs can get arthritis. Literally the inflammation of a joint, arthritis occurs when the cartilage between two bones wears away, putting the joint under excess pressure and causing inflammation, swelling and pain. At Karingal Vet, we recommend a multi-modal approach to arthritis treatment, including weight loss and exercise regimes, supplements […]
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.