Do much do you love your dog? Ask your vet about once-a-year heartworm protection

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How does your postcode compare to the rest of Australia?

Did you know 51% of us are hitting the parks, paths and pavements and walking our furry buddies at least once a day? Or that 73% of us spend more time with our dogs than we do with our partners? Read on below for the results for all of Australia, you can then enter your postcode to see results just for your local area and see how you compare!

Australia’s results

Average score 71%

  • 1. How often do you walk your dog?

    Every day - sometimes more than once!

    51%

    Occasionally, but not as often as I’d like

    44%

    Very rarely, I just don’t have enough time.

    5%

  • 2. How often do you socialise your dog with other dogs

    Every day - sometimes more than once!

    40%

    Occasionally, but not as often as I’d like

    51%

    Very rarely, I just don’t have enough time.

    9%

  • 3. Do you sign greeting cards from your dog?

    Yes at Christmas and other key holidays and birthdays

    52%

    Sometimes at Christmas if sending a card from the whole family

    26%

    No, just from the human members of the family!

    22%

  • 4. Do you spend more on grooming yourself or your dog?

    My dog – it goes to the grooming parlour more often than I get my haircut

    22%

    It’s about the same. We both take pride in our appearance

    53%

    Me of course!

    25%

  • 5. Who do you spend more time with?

    My parents and other relatives

    4%

    My partner

    22%

    My dog – my constant companion!

    73%

  • 6. Who do you spend more on each month?

    My partner

    24%

    My dog – who could resist that face!

    76%

  • 7. Do you regularly take your dog to the vet for a health check?

    Of course - at least once a year.

    78%

    Occasionally, whenever he’s not well.

    19%

    Never, he’s as fit as a fiddle!

    4%

  • 8. Do you use treatments to prevent fleas?

    Yes, I use regular flea treatment.

    79%

    Occasionally, during summer.

    13%

    Not necessary - my dog has never had fleas.

    9%

  • 9. How exactly is heartworm spread?

    By mosquitos.

    63%

    By contact with other dogs.

    30%

    By contaminants in dog food.

    7%

  • 10. Does your dog receive a once-a-year heartworm injection?

    Yes, of course, it’s the best way to prevent deadly heartworm.

    53%

    No, but I regularly use tablets or drops.

    41%

    No, I don’t protect my dog against heartworm.

    6%