Dog Health & Wellness

Just like us, our dogs can get sick. Keep on top of your dog’s health and wellness with tips and advice written and reviewed by our Vets.

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Allergies

Does your dog have an itch it just can't scratch? Explore the common causes of allergies in dogs and the various options for managing reactions.

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Arthritis

Explore the common causes of arthritis in dogs and methods for ensuring your canine senior citizen remains happy and pain free.

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Dental Care

Are your dog's teeth clean? Learn more about dental care for dogs and get tips to help ensure your dog has a clean and healthy mouth.

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Desexing

Desexing your dog will prevent the arrival of an unwanted litter of puppies and have a positive impact on your canine's health.

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Diabetes

Obesity can lead to a higher risk of diabetes in your dog. Learn more about canine diabetes and lower the risk for your furry friend.

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Ear Care

Does your dog have dirty ears? Learn more about ear care for dogs and get tips to keep your dog's ears clean and free from infections.

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Exercise

Getting enough exercise is just as important for your dog as it is for you. Explore our tips for keeping your canine companion in top shape.

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Flea & Tick Control

Fleas and ticks can cause serious health problems for your dog. Learn how you can keep your canine companion flea and tick free.

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Obesity

We explore the health risks associated with obesity in dogs and offer some useful tips for improving your dog's health and wellbeing.

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Regular Vet Checks

Regular visits to the vet can significantly improve early diagnosis and treatment of issues which may impact on your dog's health.

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Vaccinations

A regular vaccination schedule plays an important role in keeping your dog healthy and protects them from viral infections.

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Worming

Whilst worms in dogs are mostly invisible, keeping your canine companion worm free is an absolute must for their health and comfort.

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Helping Your Dog Beat the Heat This Summer

Did you know that animals can get heat stroke, just like people? Find out how to keep your pet from becoming a casualty of this summer's soaring temperatures.

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Fleas, Ticks & Worms: What You Need to Know

Part of your job as a dog owner will be protecting your family from the parasites that can plague dogs and make their lives (and yours) miserable. Fortunately, that’s much easier done these days than it once was.

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Basic Preventative Health: What Does Your Dog Need?

When you buy a dog, it's important to develop a plan of action to keep your pet in tip-top health. We have a look at some basic preventative health measures

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Vomiting in Dogs

Is your dog vomiting? Should you be worried? The following discussion from our Love That Pet vet will help you work out what to do.

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Coughing in Dogs

If your dog is coughing, it can be hard to decide if it warrants emergency attention. We aim to help you decide how urgently you need to seek assistance.

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Diarrhoea in Dogs: When to Worry

For dog owners diarrhoea can be a relatively frequent occurrence and knowing when to worry can be important. We run through what you need to know.

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Advice on Ticks

Paralysis ticks strike fear into the hearts of any pet owner. We discuss what to do to reduce the risks of tick paralysis and what signs to look for in your pet.

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Hip Dysplasia in Dogs

Finding out your dog has hip dysplasia raises many questions. Will your dog be sentenced to a lifetime of pain? What are the treatment options? We run through what you need to know.

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Simple Tips for Itchy Dogs

Simple Tips for Itchy Dogs For many dogs spring and summer bring on the torment […]

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Acupuncture for Pets

Acupuncture is useful for certain conditions in animals, particularly conditions that require additional pain control. Here's what you need to know.

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Help! My dog is being bothered by flies

Biting flies hassling our dogs can seem like a difficult problem to solve. We have some simple strategies to get rid of those pesky flies for good.

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Separation Anxiety: When Your Dog Can’t Be Alone

While the solution is not always simple, there are some basic things you can do to help your dog cope with alone-time.

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Tick Advice for Dog Owners

Paralysis ticks strike fear into the hearts of any pet owner. We discuss what to do to reduce the risks of tick paralysis and what signs to look for in your pet.

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Bloat in Dogs: Is Laparoscopic Gastropexy the Answer?

Bloat in dogs is unfortunately a common and often fatal emergency, but there is a way you can prevent it happening.

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Simplifying Fleas, Ticks and Worms for Puppies

So you’ve just adopted your puppy. There is a lot for both of you to learn in those first few weeks and a few basic things you need to do to make sure your puppy stays healthy and to protect your family from catching any nasties from your puppy.

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Sneaky Strategies for a Slimmer Pooch

"One of the most common nutritional problems seen in pets is obesity. It is estimated that 30% of pets are overweight in Australia, a statistic that closely mimics the human situation."

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Pet Insurance

Your furry family member deserves the best possible care when they get sick or injured. But unexpected veterinary bills can be quite stressful.

It’s great when our dogs are at optimum health however when you know something isn’t quite right, we all like to be well prepared as possible with the right information on how to deal with any health issues that may arise. There are a number of factors that can cause dog health issues, many of these are dependent on the breed of your dog, genetics, its age, physical fitness, diet and the environment in which you live in.

We also need to be aware of the regular check-ups and standard treatments that can apply to all dogs, such as vaccinations, desexing, dental care, worming as well as treating fleas and ticks. Other common health issues that you might come across include allergies, arthritis, diabetes, ear infections and obesity. Getting to know the basics of your dog’s health and wellbeing will go a long way to ensuring they live a long and happy life with you by their side.