Dog Healthcare

Routine vaccinations

These offer protection against Distemper, Parvovirus, Leptospira Hepatitis and Parainfluenza.

These are given generally at 8 and 10 weeks of age and followed up with annual boosters.

Other vaccinations
  1. Rabies – Required for overseas travel with a Pet Passport.
  2. Kennel Cough – An intranasal vaccine given annually if your pet is due to go into kennels, or in a high risk environment, ie regularly walked by a dog walker.

Parasites

Fleas

Some animals are very sensitive and attractive to fleas.

We advise Advocate monthly throughout the year, this is also effective against fox mange, roundworms and lungworms.

Annual house spraying with Indorex is also useful to reduce the eggs and larvae on your carpets.

Worms
  1. Roundworms – Spread toxicara which is especially dangerous to young children and can lead to blindness. Monthly treatment with Advocate is effective against this.
  2. Tapeworms – Animals infected by rodents and birds eaten, and also fleas. Worming every 3 months with Milbemax.
  3. Lungworm – A rapidly growing problem leading to lung disease, bleeding, anaemia and possibly death. It is spread by snails and slugs especially in wet weather. Monthly treatment with Advocate is effective against this.
Ticks

If your dog is prone to Ticks or you regularly walk in Richmond Park, we recommend Advocate or Practic monthly during the summer.

Please note:

For Flea and Worm control we recommend you use the products we sell as these are much more effective than pet shop or supermarket brands.

Identichip

This is an injection which inserts a small chip into your pet, thus providing individual identification. If your pet is lost or stolen it can be identified using a scanner, It is also one of the requirements for pet passports if you decide to take your pet abroad.

Diet

We highly recommend Hill’s and Royal Canin, who produce good quality complete life stage dry food. Dry food makes a big difference to the long term maintenance of your dogs teeth.

Lifestyle diets contain the right quantity of protein for each stage of your pet’s life.

Insurance

We highly recommend insurance for peace of mind. Please check the small print and make sure you choose a policy which states “cover for life”. Please don’t change Insurers if possible – new insurers will exclude every problem previously mentioned in the animal’s medical history.

Neutering

Females

We recommend spaying from 6 months or 2 months after their first season depending on the breed. This reduces the risk of unwanted or false pregnancies, mammary tumours and uterine infections which can kill.

Males

We recommend castration from 6 – 10 months, this reduces the risk of wandering, fights and road traffic accidents and also prostate disease, testicular cancer and certain skin cancers.

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