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Posted on 02 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 08 Jul 2016 in Cats, Disease, Darwin, Dogs

Ringworm

What kind of infection is it?

Ringworm infection is not caused by a worm at all - it's actually a skin infection caused by certain kinds of fungus called dermatophytes. The scientific name for ringworm is dermatophytosis.

The fungi feed upon the dead cells of skin and hair causing in people a classic round, red lesion with a ring of scale around the edges and normal…

Posted on 09 May 2016 in Disease, Pet Care, Darwin, Dogs, Arthritis

Arthritis In Dogs

Arthritis (osteoarthritis) is a degenerative joint disease, where the cartilage within the joint is worn away, leading to inflammation, and painful, aching joints.

Osteoarthritis may be due to wear and tear with age, secondary to joint instability such as hip dysplasia, or following a traumatic injury. If an old dog experiences arthritis it tends to be generalised, some joints just appearing…

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…