We have a book full of useful information for you when your puppy comes to see us for their first injection, and even if they have already had their vaccinations, we will see them for a complimentary checkover and hopefully answer some of your questions.
We know we will bombard you with an awful lot of information about your new pet. The key things to remember as follows:
We give 2 injections, 2 weeks apart from 8 weeks of age. If the second injection is given at 10 weeks, they are protected and can go out for walks from 12 weeks of age and if the second injection is given at 12 weeks, a week later.
We recommend worming monthly to six months of age because your puppy is growing quickly, we can check their weight and supply the right dose month by month. After 6 months, it comes down to choice of product and lifestyle that determines our recommendation. If you have young children, we definitely recommend worming at least every 3 months. Our commonly chosen product Advocate is a monthly spot--on which will cover worming, fleas as well as cover them for lungworm.
This may be done as soon as you wish. In the long term, it ensures that you may be reunited if they manage to get themselves lost.
This is considered from 6 months of age. For females, we can complete this before or after their first season. The choice is not a black & white decision so discuss it with us nearer the time so we can give you all of the arguments. For male dogs, the necessity for an early decision is not so important and we’ll often consider anywhere between six & nine months.
An opportunity to have fun, learn lots and to get started with some training basics. Details are included in your pack.
Try and avoid switching diets too frequently and bowing to pressure of your pet getting picky. Stick to a puppy food that is balanced and specific for a growing dog.
We’ll supply you with a lot of other more detailed information to absorb but these are the main points.
Wright & Morten’s Pet Health Club
If you would like to have all that is required for your puppy’s first year of life, budget for it over 12 months, and save 10%, then the Pet Health Club might be just what you’re looking for. See our Wright & Morten Pet Health Club pages for more details.
Lastly, have lots of fun and feel free to call us for advice when you need to.