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Posted on 01 Mar 2017 in Disease, Puppies, Darwin, Dogs, Pet Care

Intestinal Worms in Dogs

Hookworms:

Hookworms are very serious parasites, especially in young animals. They are very small worms, barely visible to the human eye. Hookworm larvae can penetrate skin to infect the host – this includes barefoot humans! They can also be transmitted to unborn pups. The adult hookworm attaches itself to the intestinal wall and feeds on blood.

The larva can infect…

Posted on 12 Dec 2016 in Puppies, Behaviour, Darwin, Dogs, Training

Socialising Your Puppy

Socialising your puppy early will go a long way to ensuring that you have a happy, well adjusted dog that interacts well with people and other animals.

Puppies that come from a background of poor socialisation can end up with long lasting behavioural effects. Socialisation is the most misunderstood part of puppy raising and has a huge impact on the happiness of your family later on.

WHEN…

Posted on 18 Mar 2016 in Darwin, Dogs, Pet Insurance, Ticks, Vaccines, Puppies

Recommendations for Dogs in Darwin

Welcome to Darwin! There are a few things that are different here than in most other parts of Australia when it comes to caring for your dog, we will explain the main ones in this article.

Vaccinations

There is a disease dogs can get in Darwin that isn’t vaccinated for in most other places in Australia: Leptospirosis australis. We also see a lot more cases of…

Posted on 14 Oct 2013 in Dogs, Puppies, Disease

Parvovirus

Parvovirus is a devastating infectious disease of dogs which causes severe diarrhoea (often with blood), and vomiting. If untreated it usually leads to severe dehydration, sepsis, and death. It is a virus that attacks the rapidly dividing cells of the intestines and bone marrow, causing severe damage and suffering. It is most commonly seen in puppies and adolescent dogs.


While we see…