Puppy Checks

Our vets are happy to meet you to offer as much free advice as you need, before you get your first puppy. We can help you to choose the most suitable breed, the right breeder, give advice about what to look for if you are adopting a rescue, and help with all your essential puppy preparation.

The first visit with a new puppy can be for a free, comprehensive health check or for vaccinations. There are some nasty bugs out there, so it’s important to get your puppy properly vaccinated. We will make a big fuss of your new puppy, show you and your puppy around the clinic to get used to coming to the vets, so it becomes a stress-free environment.

All puppies enter our best start to life program. With Voo Headstart you get great value too.

The program involves completing the course of vaccinations, providing flea and worming treatments and regular monthly check-ups. It’s a meticulously thought-out program, to ensure we detect any developmental issues early. This is the best way to prevent more complicated treatments later in life. Puppies should be checked once a month until 6 months of age. For a fixed price, Voo Headstart includes all the essential care needed, including free monthly check-ups and all consultations during the first 6 months.

Puppies need two initial, core vaccinations in their first year, then vaccinations once a year. The first vaccine can be given from 6 weeks, but is usually performed at 8 weeks, so this may have been done by the breeder, or the rescue centre, before you collect your new family member. For more information about vaccinations and what they protect your puppy from click here.

Even if your puppy is not due a vaccination for a few weeks, do bring him or her in for a free health check, preferably within 48 hours of coming home. We can ensure everything is ok, provide free insurance, discuss diet, exercise, neutering, training, and answer any questions you may have.

We will recommend flea and worming treatments which meet the needs of your puppy. As they grow so quickly, we include a weight check in their monthly visit, to ensure we give the correct dosage.

Once vaccinated, we can recommend training options as-well as our puppy parties, a great way to encourage socialising and to make new friends with other puppies (and their owners) in the area.