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How can I get my puppy used to going to the vet?

By Claire Hargrave - BSc(Hons), MSc, PGCE, C Sci, C Chem, MRSC, DAS(CABC), CCAB | 27 November 2018 | 0 Comments
A puppy being given a pill by a doctor

Your vet will be an important person in your puppy’s life, so it pays to start the relationship on a positive footing and keep it that way. Here are some top tips to make your puppy’s vet visits calm and stress-free, from the very first time Mock exams Try to get your puppy used to being physically handled before their first vet visit. This will help the vet by allowing him or her to do a thorough examination without the puppy becoming nervous or stressed. Get your puppy used to…

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How can I give my puppy medicine?

By Brian Faulkner - BSc (Hons), BVM&S, MBA, MSc(Psych), MRCVS | 27 November 2018 | 0 Comments
A puppy having its temperature taken with a thermometer

Getting your puppy to take their medicine can often be tricky, but here are some top tips for making it stress free for both you and your four-legged friend. Giving your puppy tablets with food Firstly, check with your vet to see whether the prescribed tablets can be given with food or if they need to be administered on an empty stomach. If they can be given with food, then often the best way to get your puppy to swallow tablets is to hide them in a small amount of…

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How do vaccinations help my puppy?

By Brian Faulkner - BSc (Hons), BVM&S, MBA, MSc(Psych), MRCVS | 27 November 2018 | 2 Comments

Vaccinating your puppy will provide invaluable protection against several diseases he or she is likely to be exposed to. This five most serious dog diseases are: Canine distemper Virus – a virus with no known cure. Infectious Canine Hepatitis – which usually affects dogs less than two years old. Leptospirosis – a bacterial disease spread via infected urine or contaminated water. Canine Parvovirus – a highly contagious viral disease that’s especially severe in puppies. Canine Parainfluenza – one of the infectious agents that causes ‘kennel cough’. Annual vaccinations for the first four illnesses above are…

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