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Your New Puppy

Important tips to keep your puppy happy and healthy

So you've brought your new puppy home! It is a wonderful time for all the family but also a huge responsibility. It's a long term commitment and your local Island Vets practice have all the advice and support you need.

Their health needs:

  • Make an appointment with your local vets for a check-up as soon as possible.
  • Consider a Veterinary Care Plan which will cover you for regular and unexpected medical expenses.
  • If your puppy has had vaccinations ask for the vaccination record or certificate and if they haven’t contact your local vet.

Their environment:

  • Prepare your home before they arrive; make sure you have food and water bowls, grooming equipment and plenty of toys.
  • Introduce them to the area you want them to go to the toilet in and praise them when they use it.
  • Make sure you have plenty of things for them to chew; rawhide chews, nylon bones and hard biscuits will make sure they don’t chew the things you don’t want them to get their teeth around.
  • Expose your puppy to as many new experiences and people as you can but make sure they feel safe and are supervised around children.

Their diet:

  • Feed them the diet they are used to, introduce new food gradually and use food suitable for your puppies size and breed.
  • Always make sure that fresh water is available, never give them milk.

Their security:

  • Microchipping you puppy is advisable and can be carried out by your local vet.
  • A collar and tag are essential and required by law.

Practice information

Island Veterinary Centre

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  • Mon
    8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Tue
    8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Wed
    8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Thu
    8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Fri
    8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Sat
    9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Sun
    Closed

Emergency Details

Please call:

01785258411
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Find us here:

132 Lichfield Road Stafford Staffordshire ST17 4LE
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01785258411

Stone Veterinary Centre

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  • Mon
    8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Tue
    8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Wed
    8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Thu
    8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Fri
    8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Sat
    12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Sun
    Closed

Emergency Details

Please call:

01785818186
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Find us here:

Abbey Street Stone Staffordshire ST15 8PA
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01785818186

Bloxwich Veterinary Centre

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  • Mon
    8:30am - 6:30pm
  • Tue
    8:30am - 6:30pm
  • Wed
    8:30am - 6:30pm
  • Thu
    8:30am - 6:30pm
  • Fri
    8:30am - 6:30pm
  • Sat
    09:00am - 10:30am
  • Sun
    Closed

Emergency Details

Please call:

01922 405200
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Find us here:

18 Wallington Heath Bloxwich Walsall WS3 3NP
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01922 405200