Are you welcoming a new puppy to the family?

By Jamie Hill - 28 June 2021

Family

A Pets column by Thameswood Vets

You’ve researched the breed, been to the breeder a few times, sized up your house, had plenty of conversations, decided on your budget and – you’re ready for your new pup to join the family. It’s a great feeling isn’t it?

But welcoming your dog to the family can involve a list so long, some of it gets lost in the excitement of it all. Here are a few important things to remember…

Early Socialisation

The first 12 months of your puppy’s life count towards a happy and healthy adulthood, so take the time to look for local activities in your community and professional advice from your vets such as our Unique Youth Club .

Vets

Try to have an initial consultation before you welcome your puppy home, it’s something we encourage at our clinics. That way you can talk through vaccinations, worming, microchips and any other areas of early care before you become a client. Once your puppy arrives then we offer a free registration health check with one our vets and a puppy chat with your allocated nurse to go through anything and everything . We also offer a pet health plan which means you can spread the cost of that all-important preventative care and routine treatment to keep you puppy healthy and happy (at a discount!)

Visit thameswoodvets.co.uk/puppy-information for more about caring for your puppy, and here’s to many happy years ahead with your new four-legged member of the family!

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