Ever wanted to know the minimum costs of owning a dog?
Below is an example of the basic veterinary costs you will face each year. Keep in mind you will still need to
· feed and house your dog
· Buy a lead and collar
· Pay for kennels (if you go away)
· Leads and collars
· Pay for pet insurance
· Extra trips to the vet
· Puppy preschool
· Adult dog education classes
Puppies require one at 6-8 weeks and another at 12 weeks
Your puppy should have already had its first vaccination before it comes to you.
C5 vaccination = varies between clinics but expect to pay over $110 . It includes a full check up and consultation with one of our veterinary surgeons. Newtown uses one of the most respected vaccination brands on the market today.
We strongly recommend treatment against
· Heartworm Disease
· Intestinal worms
The easiest way is with monthly Sentinel or Advocate.
A year’s supply of monthly sentinel treatments (prices are an estimate only)
Extra small dog <4kg $ 280
small dog 4-11kg $300
medium dog 12-22kg $350
large dog 22-45kg $400
Over 45 kg (double the above cost)
Prices vary with different products- remember this is an estimate only
Expect to pay around $65 (varies between clinics and states)
(once off cost)
At Newtown Veterinary clinic all desexing procedures in dogs include pre anesthetic basic screening tests (PCV/TP), intraveneous fluid therapy during the procedure, a dedicated aneasthetic nurse, pain relief and antiobitcs and any post operative visits the animal may require.
$350-$450 depending on size of the animal
$255-300 depending on the size of the animal
Costs of owning a dog in the first year (excluding extras listed above and illness and injury) is estimated to be around
On going yearly cost of owning a dog (excluding extras listed above and illness and injury)