Dogs: Everyone’s Best Friend

Dogs are known as man’s best friend, but here we know they are everyone’s best friend and family members too. And we feel responsible to give your loyal companion an excellent quality of life. We specialise in proactive care with an approach that prevents illness and prolongs life.

Instead of placing emphasis on disease treatment, we concentrate on keeping your dog healthy through nutritional counselling, parasite protection, heart worm testing and vaccines.

Since many animals have evolved to hide signs of pain and illness, we detect problems early by offering dogs an annual preventative and wellness care program.

Common dog and puppy services:

  • Weight management

  • Nutritional needs addressed

  • Blood testing

  • Heartworm testing

  • Intestinal parasite screening

  • Deworming

  • Vaccinations

  • Complete physical examination

  • Dental Care

Vet care by stage of life:

Your puppy will require a series of vaccinations to help protect them against several serious diseases. Over the course of three injections, your puppy will be given protection against distemper, canine infectious hepatitis, parvovirus, parainfluenza, and Bordetella bronchiseptica. These three initial vaccinations are required at:

  •  6-8 weeks of age
  • 12-14 weeks of age
  • 16-18 weeks of age

Your puppy will then require a yearly injection each year for the rest of their life to maintain this protection.

Your puppy will not be fully protected against these diseases until 2-3 weeks after the final puppy vaccination is given. In the meantime, it is important to try and reduce the risk of your puppy coming into contact with these diseases. The best way to do this is to not allow your puppy to socialize with other dogs that you do not know and dogs that are not up to date with their vaccinations, this includes other dogs that you may meet when you come into the vet clinic (carry your puppy in and keep them in your lap if possible). Even walking your puppy down the street or at the park may expose them to diseases such as parvovirus. The safest way to socialize your puppy whilst keeping them protected from diseases is to only allow contact with other vaccinated dogs in a safe, controlled environment such as your own backyard or at puppy preschool.

Ongoing vet care:

We will recommend bloodwork, dental check, parasite test, vaccines, deworming and a physical examination as your puppy grows into an adult dog and beyond puppy stage. Older dogs are often seen more regularly and we recommend that you bring your dog to us besides its annual check-up for the following reasons:

  • The puppy does not gain weight

  • A change in general health, like dull coat or eyes

Dog Nutrition

It is important to your dog’s ongoing health to give it the best food appropriate for its breed size and age. Speak to our vets who will make the best recommendation of which foods to give.