Welcome to VitaPet Central

Building a strong and lasting relationship with your pet is one of the most exciting, joyous and, sometimes, challenging adventures of your life - and that’s where we come in.

We’ve created a place you can go for trusted advice, practical support and recommendations.

Because we get pets, so you can too.

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How old is your dog?

Pre-Puppy
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Pre-Puppy

What’s better than puppies? That’s right: your own puppy. So, what do you need to know before you take the plunge into pet parenthood?

0-2 months
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0-2 months

Welcome to the world little one. It’s all grow-grow-grow for your puppy right now, so there’s many things to prepare.

2-3 months
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2-3 months

Your puppy is ready to come home and turn your world upside down. It’s time to put your preparation into practice – and remember to take it all in!

3-6 months
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3-6 months

You’re entering a period of immense growth, lots of learning and new adventures. Bring on the play date with the big wide world!

6-12 months
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6-12 months

Your fur-baby is nearing adulthood. Can you see their grown self coming through? Sigh…they grow up so fast, don’t they?

12-18 months
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12-18 months

Your puppy has turned one and they might not be so little anymore. Make sure to book their first annual check-up.

18 months - 3 years
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18 months - 3 years

Your dog is one an established family member now. Enjoy who they have become and the bond you now share at this special stage.

3 - 8 years
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3 - 8 years

Your dog is a full-grown adult now. They understand where their place is in your home and the wider world.

8+ years
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8+ years

Just like many senior citizens, senior dogs have some extra needs. Learn to look after your best friend and support their health as they grow older.

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Keeping your Dog Cool in Summer

Dogs can suffer from heat stress more often than humans do, due to their furry coats, higher core body temperatures and how they use their bodies to cool down. So how do you keep them cool during the hotter months?

Dogs Travelling on Planes

At some stage you may need to take your dog on a plane with you. Here's our tips on how to transport your dog on a plane as safely as possible.

Dog Park Etiquette

Dog parks are perfect for your pooches to play, let off steam, and socialise with other dogs. So how do you make sure it's also fun for everyone?

Moving Home with a Pet

Moving houses is said to be one of the most stressful things a person can do in their life, but what impact, if any, does moving homes have on our pets?

Why do Dogs Hump

Dogs humping is normal behaviour and is nothing to be embarassed about! Find out why they do it and how you can control it.

Dog Anal Gland Issues

Anal gland problems are an often-encountered frustration for pet owners, mainly dogs. So that's the story?

Why do Dogs Lick their Paws

Paw licking is a common problem in dogs so here's why they do it, and when it can be harmful.

How to Help a Grieving Dog

Dogs notice that their buddies aren't around anymore. So how do you make sure they're ok?