Life Stages

Your pet will require different care depending on their stage of life.

Our staff can direct you to the appropriate food, vaccination and worming schedules to suit your pet.

Young animals really benefit from a good start.   Vaccination is critical, and a premium food designed for growing animals is a good investment.   Younger animals need to be wormed more often than older animals and their socialisation skills are learnt very early (6 - 16 weeks old) so if you have, or are getting, a young puppy then ask about our puppy preschool which is a fantastic opportunity for them  to develop and enjoy the company of other animals and people.

Desexing is generally done at 6 months of age.

Once your pet reaches a year old, they are considered to be adults, and a good way to keep them healthy is to have an annual wellness check, a booster vaccination at 15 months old is often required, but the frequency of vaccination varies depending on each animals requirements so this can be discussed at the wellness examination.  All animals receive a thorough examination and we like to make an assessment of body weight, your worming and flea programs, give advice on nutrition, check any lumps you have noticed and answer any questions you have.

Our older pets  (those over 7 years of age) require special attention, their teeth, joints and other organ systems gradually deteriorate with age.  You may notice bad breath, stiffness when they rise or a reluctance / inability to jump or do certain things that they used to have no trouble doing.  Changes in body weight or the amount that they drink should prompt you to get them checked.  Many older animals develop lumps under the skin and it is a good idea to get these checked as some of these will need to be removed.  Getting some sound advice on nutrition for older animals can really help them live a healthier and longer life.  Many of the senior diets contain natural supplements to help maintain healthy joints.