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Posted on 28 Mar 2013 in Ticks, Fleas

Fleas and ticks in the Northern Territory

While fleas and ticks can be a problem all year round in Darwin, they can often be particularly challenging in the wet season.

Fleas

There are lots of flea species, but the flea that we find on our pets (dogs, cats and rabbits) is called Ctenocephalides felis, the cat flea. Fleas can make life miserable for our pets and can cause serious health problems, including severe skin problems…

Posted on 28 Mar 2013 in Darwin, Pet Care

Keeping your pets safe during cyclones.

The cyclone season in Northern Australia begins on 1 November and extends until April. It is important to plan ahead for cyclones in the Northern Territory, and remember to include your pets in the planning. The effects of cyclones can be devastating for animals as well as people. This is a summary of the recommendations of the Australian Veterinary Association:

Planning

Make sure…

Posted on 28 Mar 2013 in Dogs

Thunderbolts and lightning very very frightening!

The thunderstorms of the Darwin wet season often bring much needed relief from the heat, but for pets it can be a difficult time. Up to 60% of dogs are prone to noise phobias, often brought on by thunderstorms and fireworks. A phobia is an excessive, uncontrollable fear reaction, often referred to as a "panic attack".

The tendency to develop phobias is often inherited, and anxiety and fears…