Welcoming a new puppy into your home is always exciting!
It’s also a huge adjustment for both your family and your puppy. As his or her new owner, you will receive many years of unconditional love and affection from your new pet. It your responsibility to return this love by meeting the emotional, physical and health needs of your new best friend.
Bringing Home Your New Puppy...
This involves putting things away or out of reach of little mouths, as well as providing appropriate toys for chewing in their place.
Caring for the Health of Your New Puppy
diseases. Canine Parvovirus, Distemper, Infectious Hepatitis and Parainfluenza virus protection is
given in one vaccination at age six weeks and then four weeks later, a second booster vaccination is
They will then need to be vaccinated again at one year of age and then every three years. Canine leptospirosis and Kennel cough are also two debilitating diseases which can be prevented by a series of two vaccinations given three to four weeks apart and then once a year.
Intestinal worms are common in puppies. They can be born infected with worms, receive them through their mother’s milk or from the environment. If not treated, worms can cause weight loss, low energy and diarrhoea. They can also be passed onto humans. Worming should be done via tablet once a fortnight, from two to twelve weeks of age, monthly from three to six months and every three months from six months of age.
When you bring your puppy in for his vaccinations, we will also give them a thorough health check. This includes checking their ears, eyes, claws, teeth and skin for any problems, including fleas. From around six months of age, it will be time to consider neutering or spaying your puppy to prevent unwanted litters. We are happy to discuss this with you.
Toilet Training Your Puppy
amounts of urine. Being consistent in your toilet training is perhaps the most important factor in
preventing accidents from happening inside.
- Use the same word or phrase with your puppy each time you take them outside to go to the toilet
- Take them to the same place outside each time
- Take them outside after a meal or a big drink, each time they wake up and every hour they are awake
- If your puppy does have an accident, simply say ‘no’ and take them outside immediately.
Using white vinegar on the area they have been helps remove the smell and discourages them using the same place again