Retained Milk Teeth (Baby Teeth) In Dogs

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Retained deciduous (or baby) teeth in dogs can be a common problem and will need veterinary attention. How many sets of teeth do dogs have?  Dogs have two sets of teeth in their lifetime. There are 28 deciduous teeth, also known as their baby teeth, puppy  milk teeth , or puppy teeth, and 42 permanent…

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Puppy Vet Care

Puppy care

Caring for your new puppy House Training – Puppy Socialisation Ask for our free puppy packs! with free product and information about house breaking, diet, etc… So, you’ve got a puppy. A couple of kilograms of love, energy, enthusiasm and fur! There are few things that compare to the sight of your puppy running to…

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Pet Insurance

Pet insurance is becoming more and more popular in Australia. It offers you peace of mind as it covers some or all of the treatment costs if your pet was ever involved in an accident or suffers a sudden illness. There is no equivalent of Medicare for pets, thus often treatment costs exceed what an…

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How Old Is My Dog In Human Years?

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The key factors that determine how long a dog will live are: Size of dog. Generally, small dogs live much longer than large dogs. NOTE! IN the first year of life they reach mid teen….wow! AND by the second year of life already in their 20’s…fast growing. Breed. The breed of dog is a strong…

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Flea And Tick Control

Flea Control Fleas are most often seen during the warmer months but as we keep our homes nice and warm throughout winter, we see fleas all year round. Only a small part of the adult flea population actually lives on your pet. The fleas’ eggs and larvae live in the environment and can survive for…

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Dog Vaccinations

Vaccination has revolutionised control of infectious disease in our pets. It is essential that all pets are adequately vaccinated to help protect the pet population as a whole. Responsible pet care requires puppies to be given their initial course of vaccinations, but this cannot protect them for the rest of their lives. Adult dogs require…

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Dog Separation Anxiety

Dogs are pack animals and need company. Dogs thrive best in a social environment. Being alone may result in separation anxiety. Separation-related behaviour problems has been estimated at 20% of the dog population ! Separation anxiety is a big problem. Some dogs are overly attached to a member of the family. Does my dog have…

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Dog Pregnancy and Whelping

Pregnant Dog

Pregnancy and Whelping Bitches can whelp (give birth) 55 – 70 days after mating. In general, the expected date of whelping is around 63 days after the last mating. More accurate prediction can be made if your bitch’s cycle is monitored by vaginal smear or blood testing. Is my bitch about to go into labour…

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