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Pet Advice

Advice for pet owners from Cootes Vets

  • Kittens
  • Puppies



How do I get my kitten used to the vets?

Bring your kitten in for regular nurse clinics. You can ask for any advice, make sure they are growing and developing as they should by weighing them here regularly & at the same time your kitten will become used to coming in and seeing us.

This is really important for your kitten to be relaxed when they come in the future for annual checks or any medical issues. This will also get them used to getting into the cat carrier, the car ride and will save you a lot of stress in the long run!

Kitten worming and flea treatment

To make sure your kitten is up to date with worming and flea treatments, ask the breeder / rescue what they have had and when so we can sort out when you need any next treatments!

Kitten vaccinations

Your new kitten may have already had some, or all of their vaccinations. You need to ask the breeder or rescue what vaccination they have had, when they had it and which brand was used.

This means we can work out what they need and when so they are fully protected.



Why it is important to socialise your pup from a young age?

Correct Socialisation will engage your puppy’s senses through exposure to the sights, sounds and smells of day-to-day life.

This means your puppy will  desensitize so that they develop a comfort level with different and new situations.

If your puppy isn’t correctly introduced and socialised to new situations they can develop  fear responses and anxiety. This type of behavior problem can ultimately make your dog unsuitable as a pet - for you or anyone else.

We run Puppy Parties for free!

What is a puppy party?

A puppy party is for your new puppy to learn how to socialize with other puppies, at the young age when they aren't allowed on the ground yet.

You will have a chance to chat to us about any concerns or questions you may have, whilst learning about their behaviour and how to train them effectively.