Top tips for new dog owners

Make sure you get your dog vaccinated

All dogs should be vaccinated to protect them from disease. Make sure your pet gets its booster every year. You will need a record of this if you want your pet to go to a boarding kennel or if you apply for a pet passport.

Talk to your vet about neutering your dog

Your local vet will give you the best advice for you and your dog. It’s always good to know your options.

Keep an eye on your dog’s weight

Make sure you are giving your dog a healthy balanced diet. An overweight dog can lead to an unhealthy dog.

Regular daily exercise

All dogs need exercise, some more than others. Getting out into the world stimulates your dog, keeps them fit and healthy and introduces them to other dogs along the way. It’s also good for humans too!

Grooming and dental care

Grooming your dog on a regular basis keeps their coat in tip top condition. It will also alert you to any changes in their body and unwanted pests such as fleas & ticks. Always check their teeth on a weekly basis. It’s best to catch any problems as early as you can!

Remember, the best advice is with your local vet.