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Puppy Microchipping

Puppy Microchipping

Microchipping and name tags

Microchipping

It is a legal requirement in most states and territories in Australia to have your puppy microchipped. This tiny chip is placed under the skin of the neck, between your puppy’s shoulder blades. If your puppy is found and taken to a vet or animal shelter, staff will use a special scanner to retrieve the unique identifying code on your pet’s microchip, which is stored in nationwide registry databases. Therefore, it’s imperative that you keep these details up to date. If you’re unsure of your puppy’s microchip status, we can use our clinic scanner to check this. It only takes a few minutes and does not require an appointment.

Microchipping your puppy helps ensure they are easily identified and is a requirementin certain regions across New Zealand. A microchip is a tiny chip placed underthe skin of the neck, between your puppy’s shoulder blades. If your puppy is found and taken to a vet or animal shelter, staff will use a scanner to retrieve the unique identifying code on your puppy’s microchip, which is stored in a nationwide registry database. Therefore, it’s mportant to keep these details up to date. If you’re unsure of your puppy’s microchip status, we can use our clinic scanner to check this. It only takes a few minutes.

Name tags

We recommend getting your puppy’s name engraved on one side, and one or more phone numbers engraved on the other. This gives you peace of mind knowing that if your pup runs off, most likely someone will find them and give you a call.

Remember: Talk to our team if your pet needs a microchip or to confirm your details registered on the chip.

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Puppy Vaccinations

Puppy Vaccinations

Puppy Vaccinations

Just like us humans, it’s important for dogs to get vaccinated to protect from certain diseases.

Their vaccination schedule starts from just 6 weeks old and it’s important to keep up with the recommended schedule for puppies, as this will help ensure they’re properly protected from diseases such as canine parvovirus, canine distemper virus, infectious canine hepatitis, and infectious canine tracheobronchitis (kennel cough).

A typical vaccination schedule starts when your puppy is 6−8 weeks old; their second injection is at 10−12 weeks and their third and final ‘booster’ is at 14−16 weeks. This can vary depending on your location and the type of vaccine your vet uses. One thing to be aware of is that vaccinations can take up to two weeks to have their full effect, so unless your vet has advised otherwise avoid taking your puppy out and about, particularly to dog parks, beaches and other dog hotspots until 2 weeks after they have had their final vaccination.

Bringing your new puppy in for their vaccinations is a great way to get them acquainted with the vet. We’ll be here to make the experience as positive as possible, with lots of treats, toys and cuddles!

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Puppy Lifecycle

Puppy Lifecycle
Puppies first six months

Welcoming a new puppy into your home is one of the most wonderful things you’ll experience as a pet parent.

As you celebrate and fuss over the newest addition to the family, you might suddenly find there’s a lot to consider, as well as some important steps you need to take to get your puppy ready for the big wide world.

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