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Puppy health and care
Particularly for puppies, health and care play an important role because only with the correct care can your pet develop into a healthy, happy dog. We have summarised for you the most important information regarding healthcare, looking after your puppy and insurance policies.
Tips and recommendations straight from the vet
A good veterinary practice is something that can support you and your dog for years, even if it is just for regular check-ups. Therefore it is important to find a local vet before your puppy moves in. Ask people you know for recommendations or arrange an appointment to go and have a look around a practice close to where you live.
The most important questions about puppy health
How often should I have my puppy vaccinated?
How often should I worm my puppy?
Why does my puppy have diarrhea?
How often should I bathe my puppy?
How often should I take my puppy to the vet?
How can I protect my puppy from parasites such as fleas and ticks?
How can I prevent dental problems in my puppy?
Regular care pays off
Regular care is essential for laying the foundations for maintaining your puppy’s health. By following a care routine you can ensure that your puppy develops healthily and happily.
Here are a few important points for your care routine:
- Regular brushing of fur
- Dental care with toothbrush or dog chews
- Regular veterinary check-ups and vaccinations
- Vaccinations and parasite control
If you want to take your dog to a dog grooming salon, it is advisable that you take your dog as soon as possible to allow them to familiarise themselves with the setting.
Guide to puppy health and care
Important formalities: Things you should attend to in good time
In addition to healthcare provision for your puppy, there are a few important things that need to be organised, ideally before the new member of your family moves in.
Checklist: Registrations and insurance policies
- Dog tax: Find out in good time from your local authority about the registration period for dog tax.
- Health insurance: With a health insurance policy for your dog you can protect yourself from unforeseen veterinary expenses.
- Dog training school: Find out about dog training schools in your local area, which can provide support in relation to puppy training and socialisation.