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Puppy Advice

We can’t think of many things in life more exciting than getting a puppy.  We’ve put together a few top tips to help you prepare for your new arrival.
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Puppy Health


Puppy Behaviour


Puppy Training


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Feeding your puppy

Of course you want the best for your puppy, but choosing the right food can be a difficult decision. At Vets4Pets our vets and nurses are always happy to talk you through the various feeding options with you and help you decide on the best food option to suit your dog.

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Vaccinating your puppy

There are lots of nasty diseases out there that little puppies can catch. Vaccinations are the best way to protect your pup from some of the worst ones.

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Worming your puppy

A heavy worm infestation can make your puppy very poorly with sickness, diarrhoea and weight loss. It an also weaken its immune system. The Vets4Pets vets and nurses recommend that puppies are wormed at 2, 5 and 8 weeks old and then every month until they are 6 months old.

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Fleas and your puppy

Fleas can cause skin irritation and disease in both dogs and people. A flea infestation is one of the most common health problems occurring in cats and dogs in the UK. At Vets4Pets, our vets can prescribe effective spot-on treatments that, used regularly, will prevent flea infestation.

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Coping with chewing and biting

It may have come as a shock how sharp your puppy's teeth are and how much your puppy likes to bite everything in sight! You will probably be relieved to hear that this is normal puppy behaviour and with the right handling your naughty pup will soon grow out of it.

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Encouraging good behaviour

If your dog knows what he or she is and isn't supposed to do, they can be more relaxed and knowing how to respond to a set of commands can keep them safer too.

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Puppy toys and playing

Play is not only great fun for you and your puppy, it's also an important part of your puppy's development.

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Puppy - Socialising

The Vets4Pets puppy socialisation guide to help your baby puppy to grow up to be a happy, confident, relaxed and friendly adult dog.

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House Training Guide - Getting Started

House training is one of the first and most important things you will teach your puppy. Read our simple guide to house training your puppy.

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Puppy Training Basics

Top 5 tips for puppy training



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Puppy Training - Sit

Follow the Vets4Pets simple steps to teach your puppy to sit.


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Puppy Training - Down

Follow the Vets4Pets simple steps to teach your puppy to lie down

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Puppy Training - Stay

Follow the Vets4Pets simple steps to teach your puppy to stay still.

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Puppy Training - Come

Follow the Vets4Pets simple steps to teach your puppy to come to you.

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