Fact sheets

Our vets have written fact sheets on a range of issues from medical conditions to advice on caring for your pet.

Open any fact sheet by clicking the title in the list below. These sheets are easy to print off for easy referral.

Tick Paralysis
The cause is the paralysis tick, Ixodes holocyclus, which is generally found in bushland areas on the eastern coast of Australia.

Taking care of your Puppy
Congratulations on the addition of a new member to your family! This information sheet is to help you keep track of all the special needs of your new pup.

Care before Surgery
How should I prepare my pet for surgery? Most pets will have an operation at some stage in their life, eg for neutering (spaying or castration) or to treat a disease.

Care after Surgery
How do I care for my pet after surgery? After routine operations, most animals should be ready to come home within a few hours of waking up from the anaesthesia.

Why have your dog de-sexed? There are a number of reasons to have your dog de-sexed if you are not intending to breed.

Is it time to say goodbye? To request euthanasia for your pet is probably the most difficult decision a pet owner can make.

Dangerous foods
Certain human foods are dangerous to your dog. Here are some common examples.

Unleashed Dog Exercise Areas
Warringah Council has eight areas to exercise your dog off the leash at any time of the day, plus a swimming area at Curl Curl Lagoon