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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 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…

Posted on 19 Jan 2015 in Dogs, Disease

Otitis Externa (ear infections) In Dogs

Ear infections are a common problem in dogs. As you can see from the above illustration, dog’s ear canals are long and have a vertical and a horizontal component. Ear infections are not always obvious when looking at the outside of the ears.

Dogs will usually scratch at their ears or shake their heads when they…

Posted on 17 Nov 2014 in Dogs, Disease, Cats, Allergy, Darwin

Itchy Skin

Does your pet scratch, lick, or chew themselves excessively? Itchy skin is a very common problem in dogs and cats, particularly at this time of year in Darwin with the onset of the wet season.

There are many different causes of itchy skin in pets, and it is important to try to work out what the cause is, so that we can determine how best to help them. It is no fun for them to be constantly…