Caring for your dog | Dr Paws Kotara Veterinary Clinic | Newcastle Vet | Kotara

Caring for your dog

Here at Dr Paws Kotara Vet Clinic we want to act as your partner in petcare,  providing you with the best advice possible so that you can care for your dog throughout all stages of their life.

Helpful puppy advice

Welcoming a new puppy into your home is an exciting time, but it can also be confusing! We are happy to help with advice on training your new puppy, including toilet training and learning basic obedience by taking part in our Puppy PreSchool training program. Puppy classes are also an excellent way to bond with your puppy, and to teach them to socialise with people and other puppies in a safe environment.

A general health check is important for your new puppy, and we advise on vaccinations, flea control, heartworm treatment and desexing

Advice about caring for your adult dog

As your dog becomes an adult dog, routine health care is still important. Grooming, regular exercise and regular health checks as well as annual vaccinations are all required for adult dogs. Training doesn’t end with puppyhood, and regular training with your dog, whether through an obedience class or one-on-one training will help you and your dog understand each other better.

Advice about looking after your senior dog

As your dog gets older, you may notice changes in their behaviour and health. Older dogs have different dietary requirements, exercise requirements and mental health requirements than younger dogs. There are also many treatments available to help your dog with health problems associated with old age including arthritis, heart disease and dental disease.

We want to act as a partner in petcare to our Newcastle pet community! That's why we have included the best and most up-to-date dog advice here on our Dr Paws Kotara website. We hope you find it useful!


For more information about vaccinations, please don't hesitate to contact us!

We're conveniently located opposite Westfield Kotara - the pawfect location for Newcastle pet parents living in Kotara, Kotara South, Adamstown, New Lambton, Charlestown and surrounding areas!

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