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What is Parvovirus and How to Prevent It

Posted on: Apr 7 2022

Parvovirus or parvo is a highly contagious viral disease that can be life-threatening in unvaccinated puppies and dogs. It can be transmitted by people, animal or objects that make contact with an infected dog’s faeces. Here’s what you need to know. How Does Parvovirus Affect Dogs? Parvo attacks the lining of the small intestine, causing […]

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Popular dog series: Beagle

Posted on: Mar 24 2022

History The Greeks had documented Beagles-like dogs as far back as 400 B.C and the breed had reached England as early as Roman times. Beagles gained popularity in England around the 1300s and were known as ‘Pocket Beagles’ that stood only 9 inches tall. In the mid-1800s American breeders started to import them from England […]

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How to Choose the Right Dog Breed for the Climate

Posted on: Feb 24 2022

If you’re choosing your first dog, it is important to understand how the climate will affect them. In Australia, the difference in weather can impact your dog’s routine and greatly affect your dog’s health if not catered for. While you may think the length of your dog’s coat is a primary consideration, there are several […]

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5 Signs Your Dog Has Allergies

Posted on: Dec 3 2021

Allergies can affect your dog and your dog’s health just like in humans. They can range from foods, environment, insects or drugs and if left untreated, can make your dog very uncomfortable and affect their general well-being. So, how do you know if your dog has an allergy? Here are 5 signs your dog has […]

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How to Introduce Your Dog to Your Baby

Posted on: Nov 19 2021

Bringing home a new baby is an exciting time, however, it can be hard for dogs to adjust to the new changes in the household. If you’re a dog owner, there are a few things you need to consider when you introduce your dog to your baby. Familiarise Your Dog with the Nursery Your dog […]

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5 Benefits of Owning a Crossbreed Dog

Posted on: Oct 22 2021

When it comes to choosing the right breed of dog for you or your family, there are a lot of things to consider. These factors can range from the dog’s temperament, your living conditions, your lifestyle or the dog’s price tag. And although you may have a specific breed of dog in mind, there a […]

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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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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.