Getting A Dog?
Thinking Of Getting A Dog?
Look at rehoming first
Scottish SPCA Rehoming Centre in Petterden and Animal Rescue Centre Arbroath are two fantastic local charities who always have Dogs that are looking for their forever home. All their Dogs are fully health checked by our own Vets.
You can find out more about them here:
Be Cautious When Getting A Puppy
Be extremely cautious of adverts in Newspapers, on Social Media and Gumtree. Unless it’s a well known and reputable Rescue Charity, it’s important that you see any Puppy you’re thinking about getting with their parents, in their home environment, so you know they’ve both been well cared for. This lets you see what their parents are like, and you can check the health of the Mother and ensure she is up to date with routine vaccinations, worming, etc. You can also check their living environment is hygienic and has allowed your Puppy to get used to normal household life.
Never meet anyone outside their home environment to purchase a puppy or dog.
Let’s stop the illegal puppy trade together
Thousands of puppies are born into the illegal puppy trade each year. Many are kept in horrendous conditions, are often removed from their mothers too early – causing distress, harm and health problems, all in the name of a quick profit.
Don’t help fund this cruel trade. Pledge your support to buy a puppy responsibly and spread the word using #SayNoToPuppyDealers.
Keeping Your Dog Healthy And Happy
We strongly advise that Puppies and Dogs are vaccinated. The Puppy vaccinations help to protect against Canine Distemper Virus, Canine Adeno Virus (hepatitis), Parainfluenza Virus, Parvo Virus and Leptospirosis. The first vaccination can be given as young as six weeks of age, with the second given two weeks after, but not before ten weeks of age.
Our Premium Pet Care Plan includes the second vaccination, and annual boosters thereafter, plus all worming and flea/tick treatments, half-price microchipping, complimentary nurse consults to monitor development and assist you with any questions or concerns, plus a 10% discount off Vet consultations and surgery, including neutering. And best of all, prices start at £13 a month.
Click here for more information on our Premium Pet Care Plan, or speak to any of our team for further details.
We also recommend annual booster vaccinations to maintain protection against serious infectious disease, which include a full physical examinations.
All Dogs should be regularly treated to kill parasitic worms; this is for both your Dog’s health and also the health of any children they may come into contact with.
Puppies should be wormed monthly until six months old and adult Dogs should be treated every three months. Dogs also require regular treatment for external parasites, especially fleas and ticks.
‘We strongly advise that Puppies and Dogs are vaccinated . . .
The first vaccination can be given as young as six weeks of age, with the second given two weeks after, but not before ten weeks of age.’
We encourage all clients to take out insurance cover for your Dog, to help cover some veterinary treatment fees and third party liability.
You can find out more about insurance by clicking here.
Taking Your Dog Abroad?
Most of our Vets are able to complete PETS Passports for travelling abroad, or other official documentation needed for importing and exporting Dogs. For further detailed information please visit www.gov.uk/take-pet-abroad.
We can also provide advice on parasite control and disease prevention when travelling abroad.