Welcome to VitaPet Central For Dogs

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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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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Bored Dogs - Beating the Backyard Blues

Problems with digging, excessive barking and destructive chewing? Your dog might be bored. Here's some simple things you can do to help beat these backyard blues.

Is it safe to feed my dog table scraps?

Your dog will often hang around even before you know it’s dinner time. But is feeding table scraps to dogs actually safe?

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?

Puppy Adult Weights

Find out how big your precious puppy is likely to be when they grow up into an adult.

Keeping your Pets Safe around the Home during Holidays

Your pets love having extra quality time to spend with their families, the holidays also bring a number of risks and dangers to your pets. Here's some tips to keep your pets safe around the home during the holiday season.

Dog Friendly Cupcake Recipe - Halloween Puppy Fun

This dog-friendly cupcake recipe for Halloween will have your pup howling with excitement!

Dog Desexing

Benefits of desexing far outweigh the risks but the right timing is important. Apart from reducing the number of unwanted puppies, the benefits of desexing range from avoiding certain behavioural traits to medical problems later in life.

Dogs and Chocolate

It is widely know that chocolate can be harmful for dogs. Learn about why and what to do about it.

Dog Poo and the Environment

Your dog's poo can contain infectious parasites that might harm the health of other pets or humans. So here are some doggy-poo tips for protecting the environment.

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.

Bad Dog Breath and How to Fix It

Bad breath in dogs is quite common and can occur for different reasons. It’s important to address bad breath early so here's some tips on how to fix bad dog breath.