How much does it cost to see the vet, get my pet desexed, etc?

IMPORTANT: These prices are a guide only and may vary (last update Oct 2017). 

General Consultations

Consultation with one of our veterinarians during normal hours is $58
(appointments are essential.)

Vaccinations and other Preventative Treatments

The cost of vaccinations vary with type.
For example, a C6 vaccination (parvo, distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza, bordatella and leptospirosis) for a dog costs $110.

Heartworm injections vary depending on the size of the dog.

Desexing

Desexing costs are a guide only. Please note if your pets is obese, pregnant, on heat, have retained testicles or other health conditions then it would be best to speak to our clinic staff to get an accurate costing.

Female dogs
between $225 and $315 depending on size.
most common – 10- 20 kg $245

Male dogs 
between $185 – $245 depending on size.
most common 20-30kg $215

Cats 
males $120
females $155

Rabbits, rats, guinea pigs, mice
$140 male or female 

Microchipping

Microchipping & life long registration is $52.5.

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What vaccinations does my new puppy need?

Vaccinations for your new puppy are extremely important, as the diseases against which they protect can be be serious and even fatal if contracted.

Parvo is extremely common and extremely deadly to young pups.

Puppies can be vaccinated against a variety of diseases, including parvo virus, distemper, hepatitis, kennel cough and leptospirosis (lepto).

There are different levels of vaccination but for maximum protection we reccomend being vaccinated against all six diseases (a C6 vaccination.)

The typical vaccination schedule is a course of three injections.

First vaccination is at 6-8 Weeks: C3 Vaccination
10-12 Weeks: C6 Vaccination
14-16 Weeks: C6 Vaccination

This course is then followed by annual boosters.
A annual heartworm injection can be given at the last puppy vaccination and at the annual boosters.

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What vaccinations does my new kitten need?

Vaccinations for your new kitten are extremely important, as the diseases against which they protect can be be serious and even fatal if contracted.

Kittens can be vaccinated against a variety of diseases, including feline enteritis virus, cat “flu” (actually 3 different diseases Feline calicivirus, feline herpes virus and Feline chlamydia), feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV)and feline leukaemia virus.

There are different levels of vaccination but for maximum protection we reccomend being vaccinated against all six diseases (a F6 vaccination.)

The typical vaccination schedule is a course of three injections.

First vaccination is at 6-8 Weeks: F6 Vaccination
10-12 Weeks: F6 Vaccination
14-16 Weeks: F6 Vaccination

This course is then followed by annual boosters.

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What should I feed my dog?

dogfood

Some of the wide range of products we offer

We use, stock and recommend premium dog foods.(Hills science diets) To check what our staff feed their pets click on the Staff pets profiles. Technically this and water is all your dog needs to eat. However most of our staff like to indulge their pets and make sure they get plenty of treats as well!

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What is the best age to have my animal desexed?

We can and do desex cats and dogs as young as 8 weeks of age. However in most cases there is no great rush and we reccomend desexing your pet between 4 – 6 months, just after completing its primary vaccination course. Cats can come on heat as young as 4 months of age so best not to delay it much longer to minimise “accidents”.

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My dog has just bitten a cane toad. What should I do?

Common Cane Toad (Image: Wikipedia)

Common Cane Toad (Image: Wikipedia)

Cane toads are very toxic and can be very damaging to your pet. The best thing to do is to immediately wash the dog’s mouth out with lots of water. Pointing the hose forward so as not to wash more toxin down the dog’s mouth (or drown it!) and contact us immediately. Our emergency number is 0407 391 543.

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Is my pet overweight?

Most commonly the answer to this is yes. A very large proportion of pets are overweight. Get one of our friendly nurses or vets to do an accurate assessment of whether your pet is overweight and they can then discuss a weight loss plan if necessary.

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I have lost my pet! What should I do?

Look around the area it went missing. Many animals don’t move very far from home and may be closer than you think. Contact EVERY vet clinic, pound, and Shelter. Ideally visit the shelters or pounds to check as descriptions can vary.

Useful contact numbers are:

  • Darwin Council pound, phone 8947 2099
  • Palmerston Council pound, phone 8935 9977
  • Check TELAF (top end lost and found) – place your pets details on it as soon as possible. Its an excellent resource for finding lost pets
  • Contact RSPCA, phone 8984 3795.
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I have just got an adult cat or dog, and I am not sure if it has been vaccinated. What should I do?

Vaccinations for adult pets is still very important, and compulsory if you want to put them in a boarding kennels/cattery at anytime.

If your unsure if your pet is vaccinated, it would be best to get it vaccinated again to be sure. Having an extra vaccinations wont do you pet any harm but not being vaccinated is very risky.

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