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Posted on 13 Nov 2015 in Dogs, Cats, Darwin, Heat,

Heatstroke

Heatstroke in Darwin Pets

With the recent very hot weather in Darwin, we have treated a significant number of dogs with heatstroke. Heatstroke occurs when the pet’s body temperature increases to a point where they cannot cool down, and it can be a life threatening condition. Immediate treatment is required for heatstroke. Some breeds, such as bracycephalic (short-nosed)…

Posted on 02 Sep 2015 in Dental, Cats, Dogs, Disease

Pet Dental Month

All Pets Veterinary Hospital will be running a pet dental month promotion throughout September to raise awareness of pet dental problems, prevention and treatment.

Four out of every five dogs and cats over the age of three years have some sort of dental disease which becomes more severe with age. This can be a real problem for pets and owners because it can lead not only to pain, but also…

Posted on 27 Apr 2015 in Dogs, Disease, Cats, Darwin

Heartworm in Darwin

Heartworm is a parasite which is passed from animal to animal by the bite of a mosquito.
Darwin's warmth and heavy rain creates the perfect breeding ground for mosquito-borne diseases like heartworm.

We have recently diagnosed cases of Heartworm infection in dogs at All Pets Veterinary Hospital, and there have also been numerous cases of Heartworm infection reported in other tropical…

Posted on 27 Mar 2015 in Arthritis, Cats, Darwin, Disease

Arthitis in Cats

Arthritis (osteoarthritis) is a degenerative joint disease, where the cartilage within the joint is worn away, leading to inflammation and painful, aching joints.

You may notice that as your cat gets older, they aren’t as nimble as they once were. It’s easy to assume this is just a natural part of ageing; however, just like humans and dogs, cats can suffer from arthritis.

Cats…

Posted on 13 Feb 2015 in Darwin, Dogs, Ticks

Brown Dog Ticks In Darwin

We are seeing lots of dogs with ticks at the moment!  

Ticksare very common in Darwin, particularly at this time of year. If you are seeingticks on your dog, they are most likely brown dog ticks (Rhipicephalussanguineus). 

Thankfully we dont have the paralysis tick in Darwin, but thebrown dog tick can still be a big nuisance. The…