Everything you need for your new puppy

Welcoming a new puppy into the family is a super exciting time… but it can also be daunting. We want to help make this wonderful journey together as easy and stress-free as possible for both pup and parent.

This page will help answer a lot of your questions and if you have any more, please get in touch with us!

 broWe all know it is important to keep our pup’s vaccinations up-to-date, but what are the diseases that we protect against?

We follow the World Small Animal Veterinary Asociation (WSAVA) guidelines for vaccinating puppies and tailor this to our area which carries a high-rish parvovirus threat. The vaccine schedule we recommend includes 3 vaccines at:

6-8 weeks

10 weeks

14 weeks

After this, a booster should be given every 12 months.

What does the ‘C5’ vaccine cover?

Parvovirus – This virus is present in the soil and spread by the vomitus and faeces of affected dogs. It is a devastating gastroenteritis causing severe vomiting and bloody diarrhoea. Affected dogs require intensive hospitalisation however, the disease is often fatal.

Distemper – Due to vaccination of the dog population in Australia this disease is luckily now quite rare. It causes respiratory and neurological disorders and can be fatal

Infectious Hepatitis – A viral disease that leads to liver damage that can be irreversible and in some cases, fatal.

Parainfluenza – The viral component of Infectious Canine Tracheobronchitis (sometimes referred to as kennel cough) which causes a severe respiratory infection resulting in coughing. Contrary to popular belief, your dog does not need to be in a kennel to contract this disease.

Bordatella bronchiseptica – The bacterial component to Infectious Canine Tracheobronchitis.

Prevention against these debilitating diseases is as simple as ensuring your dog’s vaccines are up to date. If you have any queries about vaccinations, please contact us.

Vaccination Information (pdf brochure)

Puppy Health Check (pdf brochure)

We recommend all dogs be treated for internal and external parasites. This includes fleas, ticks, heart worm and intestinal worms.

Puppies are particularly susceptible to parasite burdens so it is important they receive the appropriate protection. Not all products are tested on young dogs so we recommend seeking professional advice before dosing.

Parasites Prevention (pdf brochure)

 b bDesexing or neutering involves removing part of a pet’s reproductive system so that they can’t have babies. In female animals it is called a “spey” and in males it is referred to as “castration”.

Our price is fully inclusive of things that are sometimes optional elsewhere.

Surgery for you pet will include:

-A complete health check with the veterinarian before surgery to ensure they are healthy
-Pain relief pre, during and post-operative as well as IV fluids for a safer anaesthetic
-Dissolvable stitches which are less stressful for both your pet and you
-A complimentary post-op health check 7 days after surgery

When Should You Desex?

The most common age to desex your dog is 6 months of age however, this will vary slightly with different sizes and breeds. Pets are never too old to be desexed. Please talk to your veterinarian to work out the best time to sterilise your puppy.

Some of the benefits of desexing include:

-Preventing unwanted litters, which can be very costly, and may add to the already overwhelming number of stray animals
-Prevention of testicular cancer and prostate disease in males, and prevention of pyometra (infection of the uterus) and mammary tumours (breast cancer) in females
-Stopping the “heat” cycle in females
-Decreasing aggression towards humans and other animals, especially in males
-Being less prone to wander and mark territory, especially in males
-Living a longer and healthier life
-Reduction of council registration fees

De-sexing – What to expect (pdf brochure)

Anaesthesia and your pet – what to expect (pdf brochure)

Puppy School

Puppy School

8 – 16 weeks of age

Arguably the most influential stage of your dogs life, don’t miss out on the opportunity to start making the connection and having lots of fun along the way!

Dogs United Training Acadamy is founded by Jules Pearson and Dr Rachel White. Together they have over 20 years experience working and training with dogs and have a large canine family who are the very centre of their lives.

To find out more or to enrol in Puppy School please visit their Facebook page.

Come join us on this unique training discovery of connecting with your canine best friend using the powers of positive reinforcement, play and fun…..lots of fun!