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TIPS & INFORMATION

YOUR NEW PUPPY


The following information has been provided by: Reservoir Veterinary Clinic

Koko the chocolate poodle puppy
Koko the Poodle at 12 weeks
 

Vaccinations:

6-8 weeks of age:
DISTEMPER, HEPATITIS & PARVOVIRUS (C3 vaccination). This is called ‘temporary vaccination’.

12 Weeks: DISTEMPER, HEPATITIS, PARVOVIRUS, PARAINFLUENZA & BORDATELLA (C5 vaccination). This is their ‘first permanent vaccination’.

15 Weeks: DISTEMPER, HEPATITIS, PARVOVIRUS, PARAINFLUENZA & BORDATELLA (C5 vaccination)

It is recommended following the above recommendations, however you can elect not to vaccinate against Parainfluenza and Bordatella if desired.

Intestinal worms: Roundworms in puppies ARE a health threat to people. All puppies should be wormed every 2 weeks until 3 months. From 6 months of age onwards your dog should be wormed with a good quality intestinal all-wormer every 3 months.

 

Heartworm Prevention & Flea Control: At 3 months of age it is recommended to begin heartworm prevention and flea control.

Pet registration: Every dog over the age of six months must be registered each year with your local council. Please contact your local council for more information and application forms.

Diets: Puppies need a BALANCED diet if they are to grow strong and healthy. Up to 12 weeks of age they should eat 4 meals a day reducing to 3 meals until 6 months of age.

NB: added supplements are unnecessary provided you are feeding a fully balanced and nutritionally complete puppy food. These foods will supply all of the puppy’s nutritional requirements at this time of great demand.

Puppies also need the opportunity to chew: chewing large raw bones, raw-hide chews or specially designed chew toys will help to keep their teeth clean and breath fresh.