Puppy Health Protocol

Puppy Vaccination Package £65.00

Vaccination

Protects against canine hepatitis, leptospirosis, parvovirus, distemper virus and kennel cough (Bordatella Bronchiseptica and Parainfluenza)

  • 1st vaccination at 8 weeks of age
  • 2nd vaccination at 10 weeks of age
  • Optional recommended 3rd vaccination for kennel cough at 12 weeks age (charge of £15 applied)

Annual boosters – starting 1 year after the 2nd vaccination. Contact the surgery for current pricing.

It is fine to let puppies into your private garden, although we advise to clean up fox faecal matter beforehand. Your puppy can be let out to interact with other dogs 1 week after the 2nd vaccination.

Go Green! Please leave an email address and/or mobile telephone number for vaccination reminders

 

Flea Treatment / Worm Treatment

Monthly spot on application of Advocate

Due to high incidence of lungworm, a life threatening disease, we advise all dogs to have monthly spot on application of Advocate.

Advocate is the only licensed medication to prevent lungworm.

It should be used monthly as a routine to effectively curb the flea life cycle and to prevent lungworm. Advocate protects against fleas, flea larvae, roundworms, lungworm and mites (mange). Advocate is safe from 8 weeks of age.

 

Tapeworm

Drontal (1 tablet per 10 kg)

Drontal is a treatment for worms. Tapeworms can be transmitted by fleas, foxes and rodents. We advise tapeworm treatment with Drontal once monthly until 6 months of age. From 6 months old, we advise Drontal every 3 months.

 

Spay/Neuter

If you are not planning to breed your pet we advise to spay/neuter your pet at 6 months of age. It has been shown that spaying a bitch before her 2nd season greatly reduces the risk of mammary cancer. Spaying a bitch prevents hormonal uterine infections (Pyometra). Castrating males can help curb aggression and reduces the risk of prostate problems in an older male dog.

 

Microchipping

Recommended at the time of 2nd vaccination or at time of spay/neuter (whilst they are asleep!)

 

Insurance

We advise pet insurance for all pets. When choosing a plan we advise a life cover policy. If your pet falls ill with an ongoing affliction a life cover policy will cover your pet for the whole term of affliction, rather than a year long policy.

Some recommended insurance companies – Agria, Pet Plan, Direct Line, Argos, Tescos and others.