Puppy and kitten advice
Congratulations on your new arrival! Introducing a new puppy or kitten to the home is an exciting time. But it can be quite daunting too. The team at Blake Vets are here to support you not only when your puppy or kitten are sick, but also to make sure that you can keep them happy and healthy throughout their life.
Our nursing team can offer you advice on socialising, feeding, toilet training and general care, and are very happy to answer any other questions you may have.
Free puppy and kitten checks
You can get a free check of your puppy and kitten by one of our veterinary nurses. This is a good opportunity to get your new pet used to coming to the practice, and to meeting new friendly humans. We suggest that you do this quite soon after you get your new arrival.
Every pet gets to take home a free toy and the owners get a pack of information to help you settle your pet.
Our nurse appointments are 30 minutes for puppy owners and 20 minutes for kitten owners. We will talk to you about worming, vaccinations, preventing fleas and ticks, microchipping, insurance and diet or answer any other questions you may have.
Our vets offer a full nose-to-tail clinical examination at the time of their first vaccination. This makes sure your puppy or kitten is fit and healthy.
At your pet’s second vaccination (three to four weeks later) our nurses offer another free appointment when you can discuss any concerns you might have. Our qualified nurses will give your puppy or kitten their second vaccination.
If your puppy or kitten joins our Pet Health Club, you will benefit from a saving on the costs of your routine preventative health expenses including vaccinations, flea treatments and worming. You’ll also get free microchipping and 20% off neutering in addition to some other great discounts.
For more information on some of the first things you need to do or consider with your new puppy or kitten, please visit the following pages:
Don’t forget our surgeries also stock toys, food and other items to keep your pets happy and healthy.
Free puppy and kitten care guides
Pet Savers have developed a series of useful guides on caring for your pet which Blake Vets recommend to all of our clients. With their permission, we can offer these guides as a free download. Click on the images to download a copy of the guide for your puppy or kitten.