Puppy Package £125
- Primary Vaccination Course including Kennel Cough Vaccination
The primary vaccination course usually begins at 8 weeks of age. We use the Nobivac vaccines and are using the Lepto 4 vaccine. Your puppy will be vaccinated against Distemper, Parvovirus, Hepatitis and Leptospirosis. In order to allow early socialisation we are splitting the vaccination into 3 parts. The first vaccination is usually followed 2 weeks later by the second DHP and then 2 weeks after that, the second Lepto 4 vaccination. This allows for socialisation to begin a week after the second DHP vaccination.
We also strongly recommend the Kennel Cough Vaccination. Kennel Cough is a highly infectious respiratory disease leading to a dry hacking cough and is spread via aerosol transmission. It spreads easily where groups of dogs meet such as kennels, dog training, parks and dog shows. This is an annual vaccination and is administered via a nasal spray.
It is now (since April 2016) a legal requirement that all dogs should be microchipped and the registered address be kept up to date. Many puppies are already microchipped before they leave the breeders premises and the law states that they should be chipped by 8 weeks of age although there can be exemptions up to 12 weeks of age.
A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and is implanted by an injection under the skin in the scruff of the neck. The microchip carries a number that is unique to your puppy and is registered to a database. This means that when your puppy is scanned it can be identified.
- Flea and Worm Treatment up to 6 months of age
Many pets will have worms even without showing clinical signs. They can be transmitted to dogs in many ways (contact with soil, grass or sand, fleas, scavenging, eating faeces, eating raw meat and many puppies are infected by their mother.) Worms can cause a health risk not just to the puppy but to other pets, children and adults. There are two worms that can cause a problem to humans in the UK, a roundworm called Toxocara and a tapeworm called Echinococcus. It is recommended that puppies are treated for worms monthly to 6 months old.
Fleas are blood sucking parasites that can cause anaemia in young puppies, transmit tapeworm, cause intense scratching and irritation and cause Flea Allergic Dermatitis. We recommend that dogs and cats are treated regularly all year round and will discuss with you the options for treatment.
- Puppy Party
We run puppy parties every other week. These are an ideal opportunity for your puppy to socialise and for you to pick up all sorts of useful information on feeding, training and preventative healthcare from our friendly, knowledgeable Veterinary Nurses.
- Pack of Hills Puppy Food
We recommend Hills Puppy food and sell the Vet Essential range at the practice. You will be given a free pack containing a pack of dry food and some wet food. Hills puppy food has many benefits including helping your puppy's immune system and ensuring the best start in life
- Agria Pet Insurance for 5 weeks
We strongly believe in pet insurance and are pleased to be able to offer you 5 weeks free cover from Agria Pet Insurance. Agria are the oldest pet insurance company and only provide lifetime cover.
- 10% off neutering (6-18 months of age)
We recommend neutering your dog if you are not planning on breeding. We will be pleased to discuss the best time for your dog to be neutered.