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Popular Dog Series: Alaskan Malamute

Posted on: Sep 24 2021

Alaskan Malamute History A tribe of Innuit in North Western Alaska called the Mahlemuts, developed a breed of dog for hauling heavy loads in harsh weather – something few breeds could do. Although, unlike their ancestry breeds such as the Samoyed and Siberian Husky, the Alaskan Malamute was built for power, not speed. This trait […]

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Top Tips for Adopting a Rescue Dog

Posted on: Aug 6 2021

Adopting a rescue dog has many benefits, not just for the dog you’re saving but for you as an owner too. Most rescue dogs are usually toilet trained, cheaper than buying a puppy, plus they’ve already developed a personality that you can see and experience before bringing them home. However, if you’re considering adopting a […]

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How To Stop Excessive Dog Barking

Posted on: Jul 9 2021

It is unreasonable to expect a dog to never bark, however excessive barking is a habit that needs to be broken. It not only can cause tension between neighbours, but it can also disrupt your household and often, if not correctly addressed, worsen the issue. If your dog barks excessively, here are a few tips […]

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10 Most Trainable Dog Breeds

Posted on: Apr 30 2021

Although intelligence plays a big role in how trainable a dog is, each breed has different traits that affect its ability to learn. Some may be easily distracted or prefer to be independent. However, two traits that our list of 10 most trainable dog breeds have in common is they are intelligent, and they are […]

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What’s a Cherry Eye and How is it Treated?

Posted on: Apr 16 2021

Cherry eye is a non-life threatening condition that can affect any dog at any time, however some breeds are more likely to develop it than others. It is a prolapsed gland of the third eyelid and results in the gland protruding out from its normal position down in the corner of the eye. Although it […]

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Popular Dog Series: Cavoodle

Posted on: Apr 2 2021

History The Cavoodle is a cross between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Poodle. They have become increasingly popular over the last decade, especially with families and those with allergies. Cavoodle Appearance The Cavoodle is a small dog with a compact round face. It has a thick, soft coat that can may be wavy […]

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What you need to know about Heartworms in dogs

Posted on: Dec 31 2020

Heartworm is a parasite transferred to your pet by a mosquito bite, attacking the heart and lungs of your dog. It can be a deadly disease and one that is best prevented. In this blog we discuss heartworms in dogs, signs to watch for and how to treat the disease if your pet becomes infected. […]

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How to create a puppy friendly home

Posted on: Dec 3 2020

Bringing home a puppy is an exciting experience. Yet, it is important, amongst all the excitement, that you and your home is prepared for the puppy. After all, you want them to feel comfortable and safe in their new home. So, before you pick up your pup, make sure you take the following tips into […]

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Popular Dog Series: French Bull Dog

Posted on: Oct 21 2020

Popular Dog Series: French Bulldog History Lace workers from England left for France in the late 1800s to find work. With them they took a small breed of bulldog with upright ears to keep as companions. This new style of dog was popular with the French, resulting in an increased demand in breeding. The breed […]

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How To Choose The Right Dog For You

Posted on: Sep 21 2020

Bringing a dog into your home is a big responsibility. They take time and patience to train, exercise and look after. You’ll be spending the next 10 to 15 years living together, so you can’t afford to make a quick decision. Here are a few points to consider when you’re choosing your new best friend. […]

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How to toilet train an older dog

Posted on: Jun 19 2020

How to toilet train an older dog You know that old saying, you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Well, it’s not all true. Unless your dog has an underlying health issue, when it comes to toilet training an older dog it may be easier than you think. In this blog, we’ve put together […]

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How to groom your dog like a pro

Posted on: Apr 24 2020

Often, we forget that grooming our dogs is an essential part of keeping them healthy. This is particularly important if you have a breed with a thick or double coat. But paying someone to groom our dog monthly or even fortnightly can be an expensive exercise. In this blog we give you some tips to […]

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Why do dogs attack?

Posted on: Mar 27 2020

You may have experienced aggression from your dog but have you ever wondered why dogs attack? Causes of a dogs’ aggression can range from illness to frustration, however it’s important to understand why they attack to try and avoid injury to you and your family. In today’s blog our Vet Clinic on the Mornington Peninsula […]

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Popular Dog Series: Chow Chow

Posted on: Mar 13 2020

History The Chow Chow is a Chinese breed of dog known for pulling sleds, hunting, and guarding. However, the name comes from the Chinese word ‘chou’ meaning edible, as the breed was once believed to be used as a source of food. It was recorded that a Chinese Emperor once owned 5,000 of the breed […]

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Kennel cough: What is it & how to treat it

Posted on: Feb 14 2020

Kennel cough is a common infection in dogs that is highly contagious, although it’s not normally life threatening. It is also known as Canine cough or Infectious Laryngotrachetitis. It’s important to seek medical attention for you dog if symptoms persist longer than 3 weeks. Our Veterinary Clinic in the Mornington Peninsula can help you, but […]

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How to prepare your dog for a long haul flight

Posted on: Jan 17 2020

To prepare your dog for a flight means a lot of planning and decision making. Dogs can be affected by altitude, stress and change in environment in varying degrees depending on the breed and age. But by considering the following advice you can make the flight comfortable and hassle free for you and your dog. […]

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Why is my dog’s nose dry?

Posted on: Jan 3 2020

As a pet owner changes in your dog’s appearance can be concerning, in particular its nose. You may question, is it too dry? Is it too wet? Should it be cracked? And these are all good questions. But when it comes to dogs and their noses, there are many factors at play. Dog’s cool their body, sweat, breath and collect information about their environment through their noses. So, when asking ‘why is my dog’s nose dry?’ here are some, but not all, possibilities.

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Popular Dog Series: The German Shepherd

Posted on: Dec 20 2019

The German Shepherd was bred from different types of shepherd dogs in the early 1800’s and as its name suggests originated in Germany. The breed was taken to the UK where it was renamed the Alsatian to protect it from anti-German sentiments after the First World War.

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What are Interdigital Cysts in Dogs & how to treat them

Posted on: Nov 22 2019

Is your dog licking his paws? Or limping? Interdigital cysts are a series of inflamed and often infected tissue between your dog’s toes. They are commonly found on the front paws and can be a result of many different skin conditions, however there are things you can do to treat the problem.

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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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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.