Information for puppies and kittens
When you have collected your puppy or kitten and it has settled in to your home it is a good idea to socialise them with different situations; one of which will be coming in to see us for their vaccination course. As your new fur baby will not be fully protected from diseases you should bring them in either a carry box or in your arms, as they should not be in contact with the pavement or floor where other animals have been. Cat carriers can be sprayed with Pheromone support like Feliway Spray to help reduce stress which will make your kitten feel more comfortable and at ease.
After the visits for their vaccinations (please see our advice page for more detailed info) it is a good idea to bring your puppy in to be weighed regularly – this is so they can get used to being fussed by our nurses without being treated for something. We can then give you the correct dose of wormer or flea treatment according to the pup’s bodyweight. By coming to see us regularly your furry friend will get used to the smells and being handled by our staff so that it doesn’t become a scary place for them.
It is also a good idea to prepare yourself for your first visit to the vets by bringing along any questions you might have. Do not feel embarrassed about asking us anything – your vet is very likely to have heard them all before.