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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 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 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…