Getting a new addition is a very exciting time for you and your family! However, any new addition is a huge responsibility. It can be very hard work, and will take up a lot of time and energy, particularly in the first 6-12 months. Make sure you get off to the right start with our helpful information leaflets!
Getting a New Kitten
Here at County’s End, we know that healthy kittens are happy kittens, so we have created a ‘new kitten information leaflet’ which contains all the information you will need to know before and after you pick up your new kitten! From vaccinations to socialising, we have all the information you will need to keep your kitten healthy.
(New Kitten factsheet coming soon)
Getting a New Puppy
Here at County’s End, we know that healthy puppies are happy puppies! We have created a ‘new puppy information leaflet’ which contains all the information you will need to know before and after you pick up your new puppy. From vaccinations to socialising, we have all the information you will need to keep your puppy healthy. We can even turn them into stars on our Facebook page!
Microchipping has always been a safe, simple and permanent form of pet identification to immediately identify lost pets and quickly reunite them with their owners. Since April 2016 it has been a legal requirement that all dogs must be microchipped. The microchip is injected under your pet’s skin, over the shoulders. Each chip contains a unique barcode. The chip is about the size of a grain of rice, gentle to the tissues, and does not cause a reaction to the body. The barcode is read when a scanner is passed over the pet.
As a service to clients, we register your pet’s microchip at the point of implantation at the practice. This is done online and relies on as much contact information as can be provided. It is extremely important that if any information changes (such as address, telephone numbers etc) the registered owner contacts the microchip database provider to update it accordingly. Unfortunately, all too often do we find that lost or stolen pets that have been microchipped contain out of date owner information which make reunification almost impossible. Please ask a member of staff for more information.
All veterinary hospitals, shelters, and rescue groups have scanners.
We will be happy to advise further if you have any questions.