Answers to Commonly Asked Questions
- Puppies bones are not yet fully developed / at full strength. Make sure your puppy does not jump down off furniture. Block off stairs. Lift puppy in and out of the car. Supervise children, have children sit on the floor to play with puppy. We do offer a
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- An established dog will often accept the new arrival well, especially if the established dog feels secure and its routines aren't changed greatly by the new arrival. Supervise interactions until you are sure everything is OK. Sometimes jelousy or "sibling rivalries" occur. Put puppy in a safe place and give your old friend some quality one-on-one time.
- Your puppy has had its 1st vacc. at 8 weeks old. It will need its 2nd vacc. at 12 weeks old, and its 3rd at 16 weeks old. Puppy is not fully protected until after its 3rd vaccination. Do not walk it out in public or visit with other dogs until after the 3rd vaccination.
- We have treated your puppy for fleas using FRONTLINE spray. This should last 6-8 weeks. Talk to your vet about suitable flea control at puppy's 2nd vaccination appointment.
- Your puppy has been treated for worms every 2 weeks using Cancare or Endoguard. You will need to continue to worm puppy every 2 weeks until puppy is 3 months old, then 3 monthly. Talk to your vet about suitable worm control.
- Councils require puppies to be microchipped before they are registered at 3 months old. You can arrange for your vet to place a microchip at puppy's 2nd vaccination appointment.
- Dogs that have been desexed make better pets! For females spaying prevents unwanted puppies, bleeding during the heat (every 6 -8 months), and attracting male visitors to your property. For males castration reduces fighting, roaming, urine marking and humping.
- We encourage all dog owners to become familiar with the welfare code for dogs. It provides standards and guidelines for housing, feeding, exercise, socialization, health and wellbeing.
- We reccommend that all first time dog owners attend a puppy pre-school at their local vet clinic. You get really helpful advice to help you and puppy get of to a good start. Also helps with socializing puppy to other puppies in a safe environment and helps puppy become familiar and comfortable with your vet clinic.