PET QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Vaccinations should be considered from 6 weeks of age for puppies and 8 weeks for kittens. This will be followed by a series of booster vaccines that will continue until 16 to 20 weeks of age. 

The norm is to perform the procedure at about six months of age. By this stage the vaccination treatment is completed and any remaining baby teeth can be extracted during the same procedure – essentially avoiding another operation.
There are several possible reasons for this. It ranges from the obvious such as fleas, mange, allergies, ringworm or a bacterial infection to more complex issues such as dietary changes and possible allergy related issues. A physical examination will need to be done to assist  with determining the cause of the problem. Notes to take to the vet include: when does the itching start, have you changed the food or started giving a specific treat, do you do tic and flea treatment, is it usually a specific time of day, what is the weather like (humid or hot) during the scratching phase etc. We will be doing a video to explaining this.

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