Dog Health Advice
Vaccinations are also essential if you wish to place your pet in a kennel as they will not accept them unless you have an up to date vaccination certificate.
We generally start puppy vaccinations at 8 weeks old to provide them with immunity against life threatening disease such as Parvovirus, Distemper Virus, Hepatitis Virus and Leptospirosis.
Puppies will receive a first vaccination usually at 8 weeks old then a second injection two weeks later. Your puppy can go out and enjoy walks and meeting other dogs or start puppy training classes one week after their second vaccination.
All dogs should have an annual booster to keep them fully protected. It is very important to ensure that you keep these timescales otherwise you may need to restart a full course.
Ticks are most prevalent during Spring to Autumn in Scotland. They are important to protect against as they can pass on serious diseases to your dog such as Lymes Disease. Central Pet Cremations
Worming is not only important for your dog it is also important for people as children, in particular, can become infected with dog roundworms, which in serious cases can result in blindness.
We recommend using products that are effective against eggs, larvae and adult round worms, hookworms, tapeworms and whipworms.
We have two prescription products that are effective against Lungworm, if given monthly.
Losing your dog is very distressing and without reliable identification, it is very difficult to reunite a lost dog with its owner.
Did you know? You can be fined up to £5,000 if your dog is loose in public without a collar and tag! Microchipping is a simple way of permanent identification for your dog.
Another advantage of spaying a dog is it stops seasons which carry the risk of misalliance or bitches running off in search of mates.
Generally we spay bitches in-between seasons after they are 6 months old but we will can spay a bitch before their first season as long as they are mature enough and are not about to come into season.
DOGS: Castration is another routine procedure and there are medical and behavioural reasons to castrate a dog.
Most owners tend to get dogs castrated for behavioural reasons as it does tend to calm them down and if performed within the first three years will tend to stop territory marking behaviour.
Medical reasons to castrate a dog are to prevent prostatic problems which are common in dogs over 7 years of age.