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Pet First Aid: What to Do in Common Emergencies

Posted on: Jul 18 2024

Pet first aid is emergency treatment given to a pet before a veterinarian’s care. It can help to stabilise and comfort the animal while transported to an emergency vet. There are a range of emergencies where pet first aid can prevent serious injury. Here are some common emergencies and what you can do for your […]

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Popular dog series: Rottweiler

Posted on: May 29 2024

History Originating in Germany, Rottweilers were initially herding and cart-pulling dogs. They are considered to be among the oldest breeds, assisting Romans in Germany by driving their cattle and guarding outposts. However, today they are beloved family pets and working dogs. At the turn of the century the Rottweiler nearly died out, but dedicated breeders […]

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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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Hip Dysplasia: What is it & is your dog at risk?

Posted on: Aug 30 2019

Unfortunately, hip dysplasia in dogs is common. However, it usually only affects certain breeds that are genetically prone to it. That’s why it’s important to understand hip dysplasia and how it affects your dog before you decide on a breed.

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Popular Cat Series: Abyssinian

Posted on: Aug 16 2019

This regal-looking medium-sized cat is thought to originate from Abyssinia (now known as Ethiopia). It was brought to Britain in the 1860s by British Soldiers, purchased by local traders.

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Popular Breed Series: Dachshund

Posted on: Jun 28 2019

History ‘Dachs’ means badger in German and ‘Hund’ means dog – so this long, little dog was bred to hunt badgers and was aptly named Badger Dog. The Dachshund has short, strong legs that give it the ability to go into burrows and dig out prey like badgers, hares, foxes and ferrets. Although some countries […]

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Osteoarthritis in Pets

Posted on: Jun 14 2019

Osteoarthritis is a common ailment in older pets. It’s caused by the deterioration of the cartilage in your pet’s joints as they age – and it leads to chronic inflammation, discomfort and pain. Signs of Osteoarthritis Lagging behind in walks Decrease in activity level Difficulty jumping or climbing stairs Limping or stiffness Difficulty getting up […]

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Pet Health: Is my Pet Overweight?

Posted on: May 29 2019

It’s tempting to spoil our pets with treats – their enthusiasm and excitement for a tasty titbit will easily put a smile on your face. Unfortunately, weight has a horrible tendency of creeping up before getting noticed and – before you know it – your Veterinarian is telling you your furry friend is overweight. An […]

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Popular Breeds Series: Maine Coon

Posted on: May 15 2019

History This beautiful, large cat is an old breed originating in America. It’s thought they were brought to the American shores by sailors and bred with the local native cats, resulting in the Maine Coon breed we have today. Their semi-long hair helps them stay warm in the cold winter temperatures of Maine. They were […]

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My Puppy has Worms!

Posted on: Apr 29 2019

You’ve welcomed your new puppy to the family, and everyone is delighted with the new addition. Your puppy is now dependent on you for its health and protection.   As you know – puppies are naturally curious and will be learning about themselves and their new environment by sniffing and chewing. Their explorations mean that […]

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Dog Friendly Walks – Mornington Peninsula

Posted on: Apr 10 2019

Dogs make fabulous walking buddies! Now that the Victorian weather is cooling, it’s a lovely time of year to get out with your favourite four-legged friend. Your dog’s excitement and enthusiasm for walking will make you smile, and you’re bound to have a great time. There are plenty of dog-friendly places you can visit in […]

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Popular Breeds Series: Australian Kelpie

Posted on: Mar 27 2019

History Kelpie’s are a well-known and well-loved Australian breed. They are working dogs who were originally bred to herd livestock under the hot Australian sun. They are intelligent with an independent streak. Black Collies were brought to Australia in the 1800s and cross-bred with other breeds – the result is a hardy working dog that […]

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Pet Nutrition: Can I Feed my Dog a Meat Free Diet?

Posted on: Mar 6 2019

  Australia has one of the fastest growing vegan markets in the world. So much so that it is predicted the vegan food market will be worth $215 million by 2020 (Euromonitor International). The growth has been so strong that the meat and dairy industries are concerned that the fast-paced growth of plant-based diets will pose […]

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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 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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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.