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In most cases, your pet should be at least six months of age. If your pet is showing signs of aggression, or behavioural problems prior to six months, desexing can be performed earlier. Your vet is the best person to advise you on this.
The first vaccination should be done between 6-8 weeks old, the second at 12 weeks and the third at 16 weeks. After that, vaccinations can be done annually.
Worming should be done at 2, 4, 6, 8 and 12 weeks old, then every 3 months after that.
Vaccinations are given at 12 and 16 weeks, with annual vaccinations administered after this age. Desexing is normally done at 6 months.
Puppies and kittens should be on specially designed puppy or kitten food from recommended brands such as Hills Pet Nutrition, Royal Canin or Advance, until 12 months of age. This ensures their dietary needs are met. After this age they generally transition to adult food.
Depending on the breed, your pet may need to continue on a puppy or kitten diet for a little longer, or may require special dietary needs. Your vet is the best person to discuss this with. Alcorn Street Vet Clinic highly recommends the use of quality pet food ranges such as Hills Pet Nutrition, Advance and Royal Canin to ensure the health of your pet.
Heartworm prevention can be started at 6 weeks old, using oral tablets such as Heartguard Plus. Once your puppy reaches 6 months of age, they can be given the Proheart injection.