Puppies & Kittens
Summer is a great time to get a new puppy or kitten. With the fine weather, it is a lot easier to toilet train your puppy and leave doors open for him/her to come and go as he/she pleases. It is important to remember that your new puppy/kitten should not mix with other dogs/cats until at least 1 week after his/her 2nd vaccination. Responsible pet ownership involves consideration of the following.
Absolutely vital for disease prevention. The diseases we vaccinate against can be fatal! An initial course of 2 injections started from 8/9 weeks of age, followed by equally important annual booster vaccinations.
Initially monthly to kill off Toxocara worms. This nasty parasite causes blindness in children so regular treatment is vital. Nearly all puppies and kittens come with Toxocara which they pick up from their mum.
Most of our pets will pick up fleas at some time, so regular STRONGHOLD treatment to kill adult fleas plus larvae and eggs is highly recommended. Stronghold also kills Toxocara, fox mange mites, ear mites and a few other parasites besides.
A very sensible idea as accidents and illness can lead to costly vet bills. We recommend PETPLAN insurance policies as we find that they are one of the best. You get what you pay for in life so they are also one of the more expensive, but well worth it in our opinion.
A good idea for puppy socialisation and obedience training. Socialisation is a very important topic on its own. Puppies that aren’t socialised adequately often go on to have behavioural problems later on in life.
A sensible idea if you’re not planning to breed. Helps prevent aggression, undesirable sexual behaviour, roaming and diseases common to the reproductive organs in both male and females.
The best way of protecting your pet against theft and or reuniting you with him/her in the event of loss.
During August, Banstead Village Vets is offering:
PUPPY AND KITTEN HEALTH CHECKS
plus HALF PRICE VACCINE COURSE (2ND dose free) and 1ST DOSE OF STRONGHOLD FREE
This fantastic offer is a great way to get your new puppy/kitten off to a flying start. Please contact the surgery for more details on 01737 210011
“Your local caring vet”