Give your new puppy the love and excellent veterinary care experience at Baldivis Vet Hospital.
Thinking Of Getting A New Puppy ?
We love animals and we want to ensure your puppy has a happy and healthy life.
Your puppy program will be tailored to suit your puppy and usually includes comprehensive vaccination plus recommendations for heart worm prevention, deworming, flea control, puppy school, microchip identification, registration and desexing.
Annual Health checks
Annual Health checks are essential for all pets and biannual from year seven.
The Annual health check is an opportunity to ensure your pet is healthy, update vaccinations and to set healthcare goals for the next year.
Your puppy is what he or she eats, ask the professional regarding the best choice for your type puppy. Below are some links to our recommended food suppliers.
Puppies are to be microchipped and registered with the local council by 3 months of age.
Microchip identification and registration on the national register is recommended for all pets. All lost pets are scanned for the presence of a microchip and those with a microchip are quickly reunited with their family.
Registration is required by council and microchip identification is highly recommended.
If you are unsure of the registry which holds your pet’s information the following website is a useful place to start. By entering your pet’s microchip number, the website will return a link to the website of the registry that the microchip was initially registered with, as well as a link to their change of details form.
This website provides information from the following 5 company members:
Central Animal Records (CAR) 03 9706 3187
Australasian Animal Registry (AAR) 02 9704 1450
PetSafe 02 8850 6800
National Pet Register 1300 734 738
Home Safe ID 1300 537 140
Please note this website will NOT reveal any specific details, it is just a means to find which register holds your pet’s information.
Your puppy will love puppy school!
Puppies are able to start puppy school 10 days after their first vaccination providing they are given the latest generation of vaccine was correctly administered.
We have a new puppy class beginning most weeks to ensure all puppies have an opportunity for socialisation with puppies and people. You will be surprised how quickly your puppy will learn.
Desexing is recommended in all male and female dogs not intended for breeding.
Desexing is either a spey or a castration and it is recommended at six months of age for all except large breeds. Large breeds are later maturing and we recommend a later date and this can be discussed at the time of your vaccination. On most occasions a booking is made for the desexing at the final vaccination appointment.
Desexing usually involves a pre-anaesthetic examination and blood test to ensure your puppy is well prior to anaesthesia. Anaesthesia is maintained with gaseous anaesthesia using the latest monitors to ensure a speedy recovery. Patients are given Intravenous fluids during the procedure and all patients are given pain relief.
Desexing is a day surgery so patients are discharged home to the family in the afternoon evening, however you can elect to have your pet hospitalised overnight and cared for by Baldivis Emergency Vet throughout the night.
Common Ailments for puppies
Common ailments in puppies include vomiting, diarrhoea, skin sores, sore ears and many more. Baldivis Vet Hospital is open everyday and Baldivis Emergency Vet is open after hours and public holidays.
Recommended Puppy Vaccination
- First Vaccination 6 to 8 weeks, able to attend puppy school in 10 days
- Second Vaccination 10 weeks
- Third Vaccination 14 weeks
Attention New Puppy Owners
Baldivis Vet Hospital offers guides, information and recources to help you and your new puppy have the best start in life. Please browse our blog by clicking on the link below…
We are a 24 Hour Emergency Hospital open 7 days a week. If you are ever in doubt, concerned or you have an emergency…
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What do I do if my new puppy is unwell or injured?
The first step in helping an unwell dog is to get a diagnosis. The first step in this process is a consultation and this may be followed by some diagnostic tests.