A Guide for Dog Owners on Snake Bites

Posted on: 29 May 2015

During the summer months when snakes are most active it's not uncommon for dogs to come into contact with them, especially if you exercise your pet in a local park or in an area near a body of water. There are a number of species of highly venomous snakes in Australia but the usual culprits for biting dogs are brown snakes and tiger snakes. How to tell if your dog has been bitten [Read More]

Understanding Roundworms in Dogs

Posted on: 22 May 2015

Roundworms are intestinal parasites that live on the contents of your dog's gut. These parasites look like strands of spaghetti, can grow to 20cm and can migrate from your dog's intestines to their lungs and liver, leaving them feeling generally unwell. Adult dogs respond well to roundworm treatment, but roundworms are particularly harmful to puppies whose immune systems are still developing. Roundworms can actually be fatal in puppies, especially if there is a large accumulation of the worms in their intestines, which can lead to bowel obstruction and rupturing. [Read More]