Dog And Cat Care

 

1. Vaccination

Puppies need to be vaccinated from 8 weeks old to protect them from disease. They require two vaccinations given 2-4 weeks apart.  A week after the last vaccination they are fully protected and can socialise with other dogs. They can also be vaccinated against kennel cough at the same time as these vaccinations. This is necessary if you put your dog in kennels when you go on holiday or mix with other dogs at shows etc.

To maintain protection your dog will also need annual booster vaccinations. We will send you a reminder a month before these are due.

2. Worming

Dogs may appear healthy but could carry worms some of which which can cause blindness in humans. Visible symptoms may only appear when the infection is severe, resulting in serious illness or even death of your dog. We recommend that you give your puppy preventative worming treatment once a month until they are 6 months old and then once every 3 months after this.

3. Feeding and Nutrition

The best and often most cost effective way to feed your puppy is to use food tailored to their age, size, breed and any medical conditions they may have. For puppies up to 3 months of age feed 4 times daily for 3-6 months feed 3 times a day and for adults feed twice a day. Always make sure there is water for your dog to drink.It is easy to over feed your dog. An early sign of overfeeding is if food is left over after 10 minutes. You can bring you dog in for a free weight check anytime.

4. Microchip

This is a small chip that is placed in you dog under the skin of the neck which enables your dog to be identified no matter where in the country your dog is lost. Your dog can be micro chipped at the same time as he/she is vaccinated.

 

1. Vaccination

Kittens need to be vaccinated against certain disease before they can be let out of the house. They require a course of vaccinations the first of which is give at 9 weeks of age and the second given 3-4 weeks later.

Your cat then requires an annual vaccination and we will send reminders out a month before this is needed.

2. Worming

Cats may appear healthy but could still be carrying worms. Visible symptoms may only appear when the infection is severe, resulting in serious illness or even death of your pet. Cats can carry worms which can cause blindness in humans. We recommend that you give your kitten worming tablets once a month until they are 6 months old and then give then worming tablets once every 3 months after this.

3. Feeding and Nutrition

The best and often most cost effective way to feed your kitten is to use food tailored to their age, size, breed and any medical conditions she may have. For kittens up to 3 months of age feed 4 times daily for 3-6 months feed 3 times a day and for adults feed twice a day.

4. Microchip

This is a small chip that is placed in you cat under the skin of the neck which enables your cat to be identified no matter where in the country your cat is lost, your cat can be micro chipped when they are vaccinated.

For more information on Royston Veterinary Centre Dog and Cat Care contact us on 01763 242221

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