Getting a new addition to the family

Puppies and kittens

It is important to be prepared before you bring your puppy or kitten to their forever home. Here's a few handy tips to help.

Things to ask

When getting a puppy or kitten, there are a few things you should check before bringing them home-

  • Microchip details (so your details can be added!)

  • Vaccinations (date and type of vaccination) 

  • When they were last given flea and worm treatment

  • What they are being fed

These are important to know as they can affect their health as well as what is needed in their first visit to the vet.

Bringing them home for the first time

To make their first few nights at their new home as comfortable as they can be, there a few things that can help.

  • Bringing home a blanket with their mothers smell on

  • Making them a quiet and cosy bed

  • Using pheromone sprays and diffusers

  • Keeping their food consistent as before 

Vaccinations and microchips

Dog Vaccinations

Puppies can have their 1st vaccination from 6 weeks of age, and their second vaccination at 10 weeks old, as long as it have been at least 2-4weeks since their 1st vaccination. The vaccinations they have are Nobivac DHPPi and Lepto 2. Nobivac DHPPi provides immunisation of dogs against canine distemper, hepatitis, canine parvovirus and canine parainfluenza and is given with Nobivac leptospirosis (Lepto 2).

The 1st vaccine comes with a health check from the vet and costs £30 and the 2nd vaccine is £24. 

Cat vaccinations

Kittens can be vaccinated from 8- weeks old, and they can have their 2nd vaccination from 12 weeks old, 3-4 weeks after their 1st injection. The vaccination we use is Nobivac Tricat Trio, which provides immunisation against feline calicivirus (FCV) and feline herpes virus type 1 (FHV) and to prevent clinical signs, virus excretion and leucopenia caused by feline panleucopenia virus (FPLV).

The 1st vaccine comes with a health check with the vet and each injection is £22.50. 

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Microchips

As of 2016 it is now a legal requirement that all dogs must be microchipped by 8 weeks of age. Microchipping helps to reunite any lost pets with their family and with the increasing number of pet theft microchipping is vital. 

To have your pet microchipped with us costs £16. 

To change any details on your pets microchip this must be done by the microchip company, you can find which company your pet has been microchipped with either on your microchipping paperwork or ask one of us to scan the microchip and find out for you.