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Top 10 Unique Cat Breeds

Posted on: Apr 11 2024

These are not your average feline friends. Our list of unique cats ranges from the distinctive and quirky, to some of the rarest breeds you’ll likely encounter. If you are looking for a cat that will turn heads, read our list of Top 10 Unique Cat Breeds.   Napoleon (Minuet) Named after the historical figure […]

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A Guide to Pet Vaccinations: What You Need to Know

Posted on: Feb 19 2024

For your pet to have a long, healthy life, it is important to ensure that they are protected from infectious diseases that can cause serious health issues or even death. Vaccinations are an important part of pet ownership, and in this guide to pet vaccinations, we explore how they work, how often they’re required and […]

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Popular Dog Series: Collie

Posted on: Jul 15 2023

The Collie originated in the Highland regions of Scotland and down to Northern England, where they were used as herding dogs. They were first exhibited in 1860 at a dog show in Birmingham, England. However, it wasn’t until Queen Victoria visited her Scotland Estate in the 1860’s and fell in love with this breed, that […]

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Understanding Your Cats Body Language

Posted on: Jul 1 2023

Understanding your cats body language is an important step in ensuring they are happy and healthy in their environment. Although often subtle, cat’s use their posture, tail and eyes to signal how they are feeling. Here is a guide to help you interpret your cat’s mood. A Relaxed Cat When a cat feels relaxed and […]

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Dog Training Equipment You Need Now

Posted on: Jun 17 2023

Training your puppy or dog is vital to eliminate problem behaviour, stress at off-leash dog parks and any uncertainty around your dog’s ability to respond to your commands. Beginning training as early as possible will help instil good behaviour and social skills, making the relationship between you and your pooch an enjoyable one. Before you […]

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Does your dog have a grass allergy?

Posted on: Jun 3 2023

Grass allergies in dogs are very common, however, some breeds are more prone to this allergy than others. Bulldogs, German Shepherds, Miniature Schnauzers, Pugs and Retrievers are a few breeds that are often diagnosed with grass allergies. If your dog is licking or scratching more than usual, it may be the first sign of an […]

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Signs Your Cat May Have a Problem

Posted on: May 20 2023

Cats tend to shy away from people when they are ill, however watching your feline friend closely if you are concerned about their health is important. Here are some signs your cat may have a problem and its potential cause. Change in Activities Cats are generally active, playful creatures, that’s why a sudden change in […]

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Popular Cat Series: Persian

Posted on: May 6 2023

History There is strong evidence that this longhaired, short-muzzled breed was exported from Afghanistan and Iran to Europe in the 19th century. They became so well-liked that even Queen Victoria owned several Persian cats, leading to the popularity of the breed amongst upper-class British. Persians found their way to the United States after World War II and became a […]

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The Pro’s & Con’s of Pet Hotels

Posted on: Mar 10 2023

Bringing your pet with you everywhere you go is not always possible. That’s why leaving your pet with trained staff at a Pet Hotel is an appealing option for many. However, all pets react differently to this experience, some positive and some negative. To help you decide if this option is right for you, here are […]

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7 Best Cat Breeds for Kids

Posted on: Feb 24 2023

Finding the right cat for your family can be a big task. However, some cats are more suited to family life, than others. In this blog we discuss which cat breeds make great companions for kids and why. Ragdoll The Ragdoll is known for being easy going, affectionate and docile. They enjoy attention and are […]

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Popular Dog Series: Groodle

Posted on: Feb 10 2023

History First developed in the 1990’s, the Groodle is a cross-breed of the Poodle and Golden Retriever. Breeders were keen to pair the placid and good-natured temperament of the Golden Retriever with the highly intelligent Poodle. What they produced was the perfect family pet and companion with ‘hybrid vigour’, meaning the new breed is healthier […]

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Top Tips for Car Travel with Cats

Posted on: Jan 27 2023

Having the ability to take your cat on long car rides, holidays or even short trips to the vet, requires your cat to be relaxed and comfortable in the car. If not, an enjoyable holiday can quickly turn into a stressful adventure. Here are our top tips for car travel with cats. Image Source Always […]

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Is My Cat Fat? How to Help Your Cat Lose Weight

Posted on: Jan 13 2023

You may think that keeping your cat’s weight in check is easy, however some breeds are more prone to weight gain than others. If your cat is on the heavy side, ensure you seek advice to help them lose weight and live a long, healthy life. Here are 9 ways to help your cat lose […]

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Top 5 Dog Park Do’s and Don’ts

Posted on: Dec 30 2022

Taking your dog to an off-leash dog park is a great way to ensure your pooch is healthy and well-socialised. However, there are some general dog park rules that every owner should know before embarking on a trip to the off-leash dog park. Here are the top 5 dog park do’s and don’ts to ensure […]

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Popular Cat Series: Bombay

Posted on: Dec 16 2022

History The Bombay cat originated in America in the late 1950’s and was named after the port city in India. Breeders were keen to create a cat that had a sleek, shiny black coat and resembled the Indian black leopard. What they delivered was exactly that. Crossing the Burmese cat and the black domestic shorthair, […]

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What is Hypothyroidism in Dogs?

Posted on: Dec 2 2022

Hypothyroidism is a common disease in dogs that result in an underactive thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is controlled by the pituitary gland, located at the base of the brain, and when the glands are not producing enough hormones, the dog’s metabolism slows down. This is commonly caused by either; Lymphocytic Thyroiditis, where the immune […]

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5 Common Allergies in Cats

Posted on: Nov 18 2022

Just like humans, cats can be prone to allergies. In fact, some breeds are more likely to be burdened with an allergy than others. Here is a list of symptoms that may indicate that your cat has an allergy. Excessive licking Hair loss Excessive scratching Chewing at paws or body Recurring ear infections Dry or […]

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Popular Dog Series: Border Collie

Posted on: Nov 4 2022

History Border collies were bred for sheep herding and originated in 1700’s near the border of England and Scotland. It is believed that the Border Collie’s ancestors were other types of collies such as the Bearded Collie and Scotch Collie. Today, they are still popular working dogs but are also loved family pets. Due to […]

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A Guide to the Best Cat Toys

Posted on: Sep 9 2022

Cats require an environment where they can play, scratch, exercise and practice pouncing and chasing. That’s why it’s important to provide toys that stimulate their mind, encourage these instinctive skills and prevent boredom. Here’s some of the best cat toys that will keep your kitty entertained all day. Scratching Posts Cats need to scratch, and […]

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10 Most Popular Family Dogs

Posted on: Aug 26 2022

Choosing a family dog is big decision. There are many breeds that make great family dogs but to understand which dog is best for your family, you should consider a few factors. The dogs temperament, size, energy levels, safety for all family members, ongoing care and compatibility with other family pets are all important factors. Although, […]

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328 Cranbourne Road, Frankston, VIC, 3199

P: (03) 9789 3444

The Karingal Veterinary Hospital is open 6 days a week.

Our hours are

- 8am-6pm Monday-Friday,
- 9am-5pm Saturday,
- Closed on Sundays,

* We are closed on public holidays.