We love seeing dogs at Young Veterinary Partnership. 'Mans best friend' comes in all shapes and sizes but all require a long term commitment from their owners. Puppies will need extra care, cuddles and attention especially during their 'settling in period' and then once fully grown, owners duties will include exercising twice daily, feeding once or twice daily and grooming. Dog's also require regular veterinary check up's, vaccinations, regular worming and monthly flea treatment. We can help you spread the cost of these by joining our Pet Health Club . Dental disease is also a rising problem across the canine population so regular dental check up's and tooth brushing will help with this.
Puppies normally leave their litter around 8 weeks old, if they leave younger they can become unwell or develop socialisation problems which may show later on in life.
Puppies receive a full health check and 2 sets of vaccinations (normally around 8 and 10 weeks of age). We like puppies to visit as often as possible when they are young, even if it's just for a free weight check to make sure your puppy is growing and gaining weight.
Vaccinations protect puppies against parvovirus (a very dangerous virus causing severe vomiting and diarrhoea), hepatitis (a liver infection), parainfluenza (a respiratory infection), distemper (also called hardpad) and leptospirosis (Weils disease, spread by rat urine).
Worms can come in all shapes and sizes and can be passed on to humans but the good news is that they are easy to treat and included in your puppy pack is a flea and worm spot on treatment which will last for 1 month.
1 single flea can approximately 2000 eggs durings its lifetime so it's really important to treat your puppy and your home. We offer a variety of flea treatments and you will receive a 1 month spot on treatment with your puppy pack, to help with any infestation your puppy may have. We also recommend Acclaim household spray if required, and our veterinary surgeons will be able to recommend the most suitable product for your puppies requirements.
If you join our Pet Health Care club you will also receive Well Pet Blood Tests which are ideal for the golden oldies to screen for problems such as kidney disease, diabetes and liver problems.
We have further puppy information listed below