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Posted on 28 Feb 2022 in Pet Care, Puppies, Desexing, Cats, Dogs

Desexing in dogs – When should they be desexed?

Desexing is a very commonly performed elective veterinary surgery. Desexing has traditionally been performed at 5-6 months of age in all breeds of dogs. As more information has become available about the pros and cons of desexing at certain ages, this decision has become more complex. There are many factors which need to be considered. We do not have any studies that provide unequivocal evidence…

Posted on 21 Feb 2022 in Dogs, Pet Care, Training, Behaviour

​Getting your dogs out and about safely in the NT

There are lots of great things to do with your pet in Darwin.

Some favourite dog friendly areas include:

  • Casuarina Coastal Reserve – a beautiful beach with a large section where your dog can run off leash (check signs for on and off leash areas).
  • George Brown Botanic Gardens – Explore these lovely gardens with your dog(dogs are allowed off leash but are not allowed in the…

Posted on 14 Feb 2022 in Dogs, Desexing, Pet Care

Suprelorin- Castration Choices

What is Suprelorin®?

Suprelorin® is a resorbable contraceptive implant which is inserted under the skin between your dog’s shoulders. The implant softens quickly, causing no discomfort. After implant placement, an active ingredient is released steadily preventing the production of the sex hormones and testosterone. This…

Posted on 07 Jan 2022 in Cats, Dental, Disease, Obesity, Nutrition, Dogs

What should you feed your pet?

Deciding what to feed your pet can be a daunting task.

Many pet food companies include marketing images and phrases that are designed to appeal to pet owners but provide little nutritional information - for example the terms ‘holistic’ and ‘premium’ are unregulated terms that any pet food company can use, they do not have any bearing on the nutritional content of the food. ‘Natural’ just means…

Posted on 18 Mar 2020 in Puppies, Darwin, Dogs

Pregnancy and Whelping in Dogs

Whether planned or unplanned, there are a few things to consider if you are thinking about breeding your dog.

Before any responsible breeding, it's important to consider the following:

  • Complications with pregnancy and breeding can be costly. Emergency caesarean sections and complications with mother or puppies can add up to many thousands of dollars.
  • Is…