Dog health centre

Whether you’ve got a new puppie or an older dog there is some useful information available here to help you keep your canine in tip-top condition.

Handy hints when owning a puppy or dog

Our dog health centre has some general advice about exercise, training, diet and general health to help you keep your canine in tip-top condition.

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General health

Looking after your dog starts with love and affection and lots of it.

A happy dog is much more likely to be a healthy dog.

Here are some practical things you can do to keep your canine companion in top form

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Just like we do, dogs need exercise to regulate their weight and to keep their heart in peak condition.

Most dogs need to get out of the house at least once a day for some rigorous physical activity.

A bowl full of pet food


The good news is that dogs are most certainly not fussy eaters!

But it’s up to you to ensure they’re getting the types of food that will keep them healthy and happy.

3 happy dogs playing


Approached with the right attitude and tools, training your dog can be some of the most fun and entertaining time you get to spend together and it’s a great way to bond.

Relaxed puppy

Puppy health

From cosy beds to chewy toys, read about a few things you can do to make your puppy feel at home right away.

Black senior dog

Older dogs

In general, dogs aged seven years and older will start to slow down as they age and many of their needs will begin to change.

With large breeds, these changes can take place a little earlier.

Things you should know

The information provided is general information only and is not a substitute for professional veterinary medical advice. Medibank Private does not guarantee the accuracy of any of the information, representations or advice contained. To the extent permitted by law, Medibank Private accepts no responsibility for any loss, injury or inconvenience sustained by readers of this website as a result of or in connection with the information contained on this website (whether by way of negligence or otherwise).

Pet Insurance

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