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Seizures in Cats

Posted on: Oct 8 2021

Seizures in cats are often caused by abnormal activity in the brain and can be scary for any owner to witness, yet they’re not always an emergency. It is usually a symptom of disease within the brain and can be accompanied by some common symptoms. Symptoms of a Cat Seizure The symptoms associated with seizures […]

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What You Should Know About Cat Fights & Bites

Posted on: Jul 23 2021

Cats are very territorial animals and that’s why it’s no surprise that the main cause of cat fights and bites are cats defending their territory. If your cat is involved in a cat fight, it is very important to seek medical attention. Why? Because cats’ mouth contains bacteria, and untreated bite wounds can cause a […]

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Popular Cat Series: Sphynx

Posted on: Jun 25 2021

History Developed from a litter of hairless kittens in 1966, the sphynx originated in Toronto, Canada. This genetically mutated litter was selectively bred with normal-coated cats and then bred back with other hairless cats. This process was not only used to produce the desired breed characteristics but also to widen the gene pool and produce […]

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What Causes Dental Disease in Cats

Posted on: Mar 19 2021

Dental disease in cats is a very common issue, especially when your feline friend gets older. Although dental problems are hard to detect by owners, they can be very painful for your cat. In fact, if left untreated, some dental diseases can cause serious issues like kidney and heat disease. So, what are the most […]

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Popular Cat Series: Domestic Shorthair

Posted on: Dec 17 2020

History Even though Domestic Shorthair cats are not eligible for official showing, they still have a rich history. Thought to have originated in Egypt around 2000 BC, the Domestic Shorthair can trace its roots back to the pioneer settlement in North America where they were used for rat-catching. These cats worked hard to keep barns […]

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5 signs your cat is stressed

Posted on: Nov 19 2020

Cats can become stressed and anxious when faced with certain situations and changes in their life, just like people. This stress can greatly affect your cat’s physical health and behaviour. So how do you know if your cat is stressed? We share some tell-tale signs, discuss why it may be occurring and explain how you […]

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Common Causes For Lumps On Your Cat’s Skin

Posted on: Sep 8 2020

Common causes for lumps on your cat’s skin It is not uncommon for cats to have lumps and bumps under their skin. However, that doesn’t mean, as a cat owner, you’re not worried. There are many causes for the lumps you may find and these are some of the most common. A simple injury Cat’s […]

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Simple Steps On How To Train Kittens

Posted on: Jul 23 2020

5 annoying habits your kitten needs to stop now A kitten may be the perfect addition to your home however, just like any pet, kittens can come with or develop some bad behaviours. Here are 5 annoying habits and some simple ways to train your kitten to break these habits early. Here are some simple […]

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Essential steps for bringing a rescue cat home

Posted on: Jun 5 2020

Essential steps for bringing a rescue cat home Adopting a rescue cat is incredibly rewarding, however, remember that the cat will need time and space to adjust to its new environment. It’s not uncommon for rescue cats to feel insecure and unsure of their new surrounding in the first few weeks, but once they are […]

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Popular Cat Series: Bengal

Posted on: May 21 2020

Popular Cat Series: Bengal History of the Bengal cat The growing attraction of wild cats sparked the efforts of breeders in the United States to create a domestic cat with the appearance of a wild cat in the early 1960’s. The breeding of the Bengal cat, a hybrid of the Asian Leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis) and the […]

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5 Palliative Care Tips for Cats

Posted on: Apr 10 2020

Caring for a cat at the end of their life is a difficult time for any owner. Yet ensuring that your cat is comfortable and their pain is managed is imperative for quality of life in their final days. Here are our top 5 palliative care tips for cats. Pain management Ensure that your cat […]

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Does my cat have a kidney disease?

Posted on: Feb 28 2020

Did you know your cat’s kidneys manage blood flow, eliminate waste from the blood and balance water, salts and acids, among other things? Unfortunately, kidney disease in cats is not uncommon. However, if treated early you can extend their life quality and expectancy. So how do you know if your cat has a kidney disease?

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Popular cat series: Exotic Shorthair

Posted on: Jan 31 2020

History The Exotic Shorthair was developed as a short-haired version of the Persian in the late 1950s. This was to improve their body type. The crossbreed gained recognition at cat shows, but unhappy breeders decided to set a breed standard that would disqualify it from their shows. However, they were finally recognised as a breed in 1966, under the […]

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How to prepare your cat & house for a cat sitter

Posted on: Dec 6 2019

A cat sitter is the perfect way to have your cat cared for while you’re on holidays. So how do you prepare your cat and house for a cat sitter? Here’s some helpful tips.

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Popular Cat series: Russian Blue

Posted on: Nov 8 2019

History The early Russian Blue originated from Russia and was brought to Europe in the 1860’s by a navy soldier. They were later bred with the Siamese cat but the modern Russian Blue has no trace of Siamese in their bloodlines. Russian Whites and Russian Blacks were created by breeding with domestic white and black […]

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7 signs your cat or dog is sick

Posted on: Oct 25 2019

When your cat or dog is sick you may see a change in their appearance or behaviour. It’s these changes that may trigger you to become concerned. Although not all changes are due to illness, it’s best to be aware of what signs can indicate your pet is sick. Diarrhoea This may be one of […]

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How to keep your cat safe when moving house

Posted on: Sep 13 2019

Moving house is a stressful time for anyone, however for your cat, moving into a new environment can be traumatic. Cats form strong bonds with their environment but with some planning you can make the transition as smooth as possible. So how do you keep your cat safe when moving house? Thoroughly clean the new […]

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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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How to train cats and dogs to get along

Posted on: Aug 2 2019

It’s just the way, and most people would agree, cats and dogs do not get along. However, households with both cats and dogs are more common than you think. A recent survey states that 45% of cat owners have a dog, meaning the need to train cats and dogs to get along is a regular household issue.

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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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328 Cranbourne Road, Frankston, VIC, 3199

P: (03) 9789 3444

The Karingal Veterinary Hospital is open 7 days a week.

Our hours are

- 8am-8pm Monday-Friday,
- 9am-5pm Saturday,
- Temporarily closed on Sundays Due To Covid,

- We will remain closed from the 25th Dec 2020 - 28th Dec 2020 & on 1st Jan 2021

* We are closed on public holidays.