PawClub - Dog Conditions - Treatments and Prevention Tips Advice

Unfortunately there are a lot of common conditions which can affect our pets. Some can be prevented, others are just part of being a dog owner! Vaccinations are so important, and PawClub have outlined some of the common conditions and some treatment and prevention tips - with website links to more information. Particularly when it comes to fleas on dogs, mobile dog grooming (aka mobile dog wash) is a handy service to keep your dog free from fleas.

  • Arthritis in dogs
    Arthritis doesn't discriminate. It affects people and dogs of all ages. If you notice major changes in your dog's mood and activity, it could be arthritis - one of the most common sources of chronic pain that veterinarians treat
  • Canine Cough
    Dogs get many illnesses and conditions that can cause them to cough. Some are not serious, others are potentially fatal. So if you hear your pet suffering from a bout of coughing don't assume it's just another case of dog with a frog in the gob!
  • Gastro Intestinal Worms
    Roughly 80% of Australian dogs carry one type of gastro-intestinal worm or another. Not only can they be dangerous and even fatal to puppies and adult dogs, some can also be transferred to humans, especially children.
  • Dog Moulting
    Grrr, there's dog hair everywhere! Yes, moulting hair is a hassle, but it's only natural for dogs to shed their hair. Think of it like updating the wardrobe for the new season. Most dogs moult twice a year, but some breeds shed all year round.
  • Dog Vaccinations
    Because vaccinations are so important to a dog's long-term health and well being. They protect your puppy from contracting deadly and debilitating diseases.
  • Canine parvovirus
    Canine parvovirus, sometimes called 'parvo', is a potentially fatal infectious disease spread by virus. Parvo affects dogs of all ages, but most cases occur in puppies 6 to 20 weeks of age.
  • Dog Desexing
    Some dog owners are a little reluctant to have their dog desexed, or 'fixed'. For some, it's concern over the idea of a major operation, or that desexing might change their dog's personality
  • Puppy Socialisation
    Puppy socialisation is helping your little mate feel comfortable as a pet within a society that includes a huge mix of people, environments, buildings, sights, noises, smells, dogs and other animals