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Blog: dogs

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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What causes bloat in dogs and how to avoid it

Posted on: Oct 11 2019

Bloat in dogs is a common condition where the dogs stomach fills with gas, food or fluids and as a result the dog’s stomach expands. In many cases the stomach will also twist on itself. It’s important to know how to avoid bloat in dogs as it one of the most serious emergency conditions seen […]

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Popular Dog Series: British Bulldog

Posted on: Sep 27 2019

History The British Bulldog was originally bred for herding, guarding and baiting bulls as their name suggests. In the 17th century, this breed was fair more athletic with a savage temperament as opposed to today’s lovable and stocky British Bulldog. The breed went into decline when bullbaiting was made illegal in 1835, however a new […]

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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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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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Top 6 tips for travelling with dogs

Posted on: Jul 19 2019

Taking your dog on holidays with you is the perfect way to bond, keep the kids entertained, and travel as a family. However, there are a few things you need to keep in mind when it comes to travelling with dogs.

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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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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.