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Dogs

Dogs

The people of Pittwater really love their dogs as they encourage us to get out and about enjoying our beautiful environment. Walking your dog is great socially for yourself and your pet, as there is always something to chat about with a fellow dog owner. Dogs enrich their owner’s lives and there is nothing better than coming home at the end of a long day, to a happy, waggy tail!

We strongly recommend all dogs have a yearly health check and vaccination.

Dogs have a C5 vaccination every three years and a KC vaccination yearly. This is often combined with a Yearly Heartworm Injection.

Desexing at Pittwater Animal Hospital. Find out why we are the best place to have you dog desexed safely and stress free.

Choosing a Dog

Everyone is different and so are dogs. The right dog might change for you depending on where you live, your time of life and how much time you can devote to your pet. Once you have chosen your new pet the first thing you should do is book a Free Puppy Check.** We want you to start with the right advice so you can have the best chance of really enjoyable pet ownership.

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**If your pet is unhealthy or injured a full consultation should be booked.

What to do with a new puppy?

When you have chosen a puppy who is hopefully healthy and has a beautiful temperament, it is important to set your new pup up for success.

The first night home– click for advice.

At Pittwater Animal Hospital we offer a free Puppy Health Check where we examine your new pet carefully for any health problems, review their vaccinations and preventative health treatments and recommend a treatment and feeding schedule tailored to your individual pet. Puppies are all different depending on their breed, age and temperament. 6 week old pups often sleep for hours with small bursts of activity, whereas 16 week old puppies are full of energy and need plenty of activity and lots of good food.

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Our puppy classes can teach you how to relate to your new pet, to create a positive bond between you and your dog. We try to encourage good behavior and distract from behavior we don’t want to develop. Our aim in these classes is to help your dog become as confident and settled as possible. We know that a little bit of effort at this age can reap years of reward and excellent companionship.

Fact Sheet: Pittwater Puppy Check List

Desexing at Pittwater Animal Hospital. Have this done at a place you trust. 

Pet Insurance. At Pittwater Animal Hospital we can claim most insurance claims on-line so it is a very easy process for you.

Preventative Health Review. At Pittwater Animal Hospital, we have been treating your pets on the Northern Beaches for over 50 years. We know what works best to keep your pet healthy and happy.

Ask for a  Preventative Health Review at your next yearly health check and vaccination. We can send reminders via text message to your mobile phone. (Optional)

C5 Vaccinations and KC Vaccinations. We recommend your dog be examined by a veterinarian every year. This is the time when vaccinations are updated, weight recorded and discussed and small problems identified. Our vaccinated pets are healthier and better cared for because they have these regular visits. It may also be time for their Yearly Heartworm Injections.


As your dog ages we run various health programs to suit their changing needs.

Surgical Procedures. This page shows how we run our hospital procedures for the morning. Our facilities allow us to do all sorts of complex operations that may be needed to keep your dog healthy and mobile.

Dental Procedures. At Pittwater we have an emphasis on maintaining healthy mouths in your pets. Click to see how we are improving dental health.

Important Health programs. Through 50 years of experience we have well established, successful protocols for managing all manner of disease including behaviour problems, cruciate disease, Cushing’s, dental disease, diabetes, eye problems, heart disease, mobility problems, skin and ear disease and much more.

Medication Review. At Pittwater we try not to prescribe medications on a set and forget basis. Medications need to be reviewed regularly and your pet examined and tested. To encourage this more careful monitoring we have introduced discounted review consultations.

Pittwater Senior Program Every year in Senior Month we offer fantastic programs to give your pet a really thorough and very affordable health check and pathology service. We schedule these programs in May and June when we have a little more time. 

Euthanasia Services. When the time has come to say good-bye, you want to have someone you trust to make this transition as peaceful as possible.

Fact Sheet: Euthanasia

How to cope in an emergency. Emergencies are stressful at any time. Here are some tips on how to cope.