Your first visit
Congratulations on your new arrival!
You may have plenty of questions about looking after your new pet, come and meet our team and get to know the practice. This will help you and your pet feel more comfortable about visiting us, and hopefully we can make it pleasant and stress free for you both. You can come and see the practice nurse before the vaccination if you need advice on settling in, feeding, toilet training and general care. Just give us a call and make an appointment!
Vaccinations are a very important start to your puppy’s life, just like children, they are vital in giving your pup the best protection against infectious diseases. These include Canine Distemper, Canine Parvovirus, Infectious Canine Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, and Canine Parainfluenza. If you require any more information on any of these diseases please feel free to talk to one of our vets or nurses about them.
When do I vaccinate!
Young pups are protected by immunity from their mothers, but this starts to decline rapidly around 8 weeks. By vaccinating pups once at 8 weeks and again at 12 weeks, we provide them with protection against the major puppy diseases.
When can I bring my pup to the surgery
You can make an appointment for a time that suits you by phoning the surgery, emailing us or arranging an appointment on line. We have routine appointments available at different times each day during the week and on a Saturday morning.
Why do I need to vaccinate every year?
One vaccination will not provide life long protection, and the length of time that vaccinations protect, varies between individual animals. We know for sure, that when vaccinated according to the manufacturer’s instructions, our dogs will be protected for 12 months. After this we cannot be sure the dog is still protected, and so we recommend annual boosters.