Frequently asked questions
The following are some answers to common questions. If your question isn't answered please contact us.
When can my puppy be vaccinated?
First vaccinations are generally given at 8 weeks of age but can be given from 6 weeks, the second vaccination is given at 10 weeks. The puppy is then fully protected 10 days after the second injection. Kennel Cough vaccination can be given at the same time. All vaccinations are annual.
When can my kitten be vaccinated?
First vaccinations are given from 9 weeks of age and the second injection 3 weeks later. The kitten is fully protected 10 days after the second injection.
What is my puppy protected against?
Your puppy will be vaccinated against distemper, parvovirus, hepatitis, leptospirosis and parainfluenza. Kennel cough will give protection from Bordetella.
What is my kitten protected against?
Your kitten can be vaccinated against cat flu, enteritis and also feline leukaemia.
How often do I worm my puppy/dog?
We use Milbemax worming tablets which is a treatment for roundworm and tapeworm. We recommend worming puppies every 2 weeks until they are 12 weeks old, then monthly until they are 6 months old. We then advise worming four times a year (every 3 months), you can worm more often if your dog is at risk i.e. farm dogs, working dogs.
Do not worm your puppy/dog on the same day as a vaccination
How often do I worm my kitten/cat?
We use milbemax worming tablets which is a treatment for roundworm and tapeworm. We recommend worming kittens every 2 weeks until they are 12 weeks old, then monthly until they are 6 months old. We then advise worming four times a year (every 3 months), you may need to worm more regularly if your cat hunts.
Do you recommend insuring my pet?
We recommend getting your pet insured. Please make sure you get a Lifelong policy. Some of the cheaper policies are annual policies, so if your animal is diagnosed with a problem in the first year of insurance they will exclude this problem from your policy thereafter. Lifelong policies will cover your pet for life so long as you continue with the policy. If you are unsure on the type of policy you require please ring one of the nurses who can discuss this with you. We do not recommend an insurance company but can discuss insuurance with you generally.
When do I get my male dog neutered?
We can castrate your dog from approximately 6 months of age. There are health benefits associated with this procedure.
Whan do I get my female dog neutered?
We would spey a bitch 6-8 weeks after she has had a season. There are significant health benefits associated with this procedure.
When do I get my cat neutered?
Male and female cats can be neutered from 5-6 months.