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Considering A New Puppy

New Puppy Owners

So… you’ve got your new puppy home, introduced it to the family, and moved all your shoes to a safe place. Great! But… what about all the shots it’s supposed to have? Not to mention worming, feeding, flea control and de-sexing.

The next few sections will tell you everything you’ll need to know to get you both through the first six months and headed in the right direction.

New Puppy Owners Checklist

“I’m your new puppy, thank you for letting me become a part of your family”.

Vaccinations

A carefully thought out and followed vaccination programme is one of the most important things you can do for your puppy.

Parvovirus

Parvovirus is a highly contagious disease of dogs and puppies.

Puppy Pre-School

Taking your new puppy to Puppy Pre-School is a great way to begin the relationship between you and your puppy. You will learn basic training techniques, health care quidelines, and very importantly, your puppy will be introduced to social interaction with other puppies which is very important at a young age.

We will announce our next Puppy Pre-School dates soon however please click the link below for further information on what the class covers.

Socialisation of Puppies

Each puppy develops at an individual rate and learns at an individual rate and this must always be considered.

Feeding

Pups are active, growing animals and use huge amounts of energy in their rapid growth.

Environmental Enrichment

All animals need mental as well as physical stimulation.

Worming

Regular worming will keep your puppy and your family healthy.

Flea Control

Talk to our staff about your needs.

 Desexing

Microchipping

The microchip gives the animal a specific identification number which it has for its lifetime.

Shampooing Your Dog

Teeth

When did you last look in your pet’s mouth? And why should you?

Skin Allergies

Allergies occur when the immune system over-reacts to a foreign body or allergen. In dogs and cats allergies present in many different forms and from different causes.

Canine Artificial Insemination

At some of our clinics we can offer canine fresh semen collection and artificial insemination.