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Blog: pet care

Puppy Vaccinations and Puppy School: Puppy Care 101

Posted on: Feb 20 2019

  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 […]

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Popular Breeds Series: Australian Mist

Posted on: Feb 6 2019

    History We have Dr Truda Straede to thank for these gentle cats bred to suit the Australian bush. The Australian Mist is a good cat for those wanting to protect the local birdlife and wildlife as it is happy to be a predominantly indoor cat. They are derived from a large gene pool – […]

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Heat Stroke in Cats

Posted on: Jan 4 2019

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 […]

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Heat Stroke in Dogs: Your Dog’s Summer Health

Posted on: Dec 12 2018

  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 […]

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4 Dental Hygiene Tips for your Pet

Posted on: Nov 14 2018

  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 […]

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Popular Breeds Series: Pugs

Posted on: Oct 31 2018

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 […]

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Desexing your Dog

Posted on: Oct 17 2018

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 […]

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My Old Dog – Caring for your Ageing Pet

Posted on: Sep 5 2018

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 […]

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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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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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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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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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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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The Karingal Veterinary Hospital is open 7 days a week.

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- 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,

* We are closed Saturdays, Sundays and on public holidays.

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