It is a requirement for all puppies to have a microchip and information recorded on government compliant database in the breeder’s name by the time the puppy is 8 weeks old.
When the puppy goes to their new owner, the new keeper must transfer the keepership into their name.
IT IS IMPORTANT TO KEEP MICROCHIP DETAILS UP TO DATE e.g. when you move house, change your phone number or rehome a pet.
They are looking for puppy socialisers within the Milton Keynes area.
For more information about Medical Detection Dogs or how to become a puppy socialiser, please visit www.medicaldetectiondogs.org.uk.
Your dog’s annual vaccination protects your pet against:
- Canine Distemper
- caused by Canine Distemper Virus and is spread by contact with affected dogs.
- Symptoms include nasal discharge, sneezing, difficulty breathing, cough.
- Infectious Canine Hepatitis
- caused by the virus canine Adenovirus Type 1 (CAV-1) and usually spread through contact with the disease in the environment rather than dog to dog contact.
- Symptoms include lethargy, high temperature, gastrointestinal signs, jaundice and painful abdomen.
- Canine Parvovirus
- caused by Canine Parvovirus type 2 CPV-2 and is spread through contact with the virus in the environment or dog to dog contact. This virus is highly contagious in all unvaccinated animals.
- Symptoms include gastrointestinal signs, anaemia, shock and dehydration.
- caused by the bacteria Leptospira. It can be spread by direct contact with infected urine or contaminated water.
- Symptoms include fever, gastrointestinal signs, jaundice, dark urine and dehydration.
Your dog can also be protected against Kennel Cough with an additional vaccine.
- Kennel Cough
- a number of viruses have been associated with kennel cough including parainfluenza and most commonly Bordetella bronchiseptica. It is spread through direct contact with an infected dog or an environment where an infected dog has been housed.
- Symptoms include sneezing, snorting, gagging and distinctive cough.