Puppy Parties are a perfect way to introduce your puppy to the vets in a fun and playful way. Mandy Walters, Small Animal Practice Manager & Head Nurse at Damory Vets explains why they’re important.
In the next couple of months, we will start Puppy Parties at Damory Vets. Puppy Parties are a perfect way to introduce your puppy to the vets in a fun and playful way.
After your puppy has had their first vaccination and before they have their second, they can join up to two parties. The parties include playtime to help with socialisation, discussion with the Veterinary Nurse about flea and worm treatment, training, food and feeding, and anything else that we can help you with.
Puppies have a lot to learn about the world in a short amount of time, and it is our job as owners to guide them as best as we can so that at the end of the day, we have a happy and confident puppy.
It is important to think about what a puppy will experience in their day-to-day life with you, whether it is gunshots, traffic, school playground and so on. It is important that early exposure is started as soon as possible in a safe and controlled way.
Puppies are not able to socialise freely until they are fully vaccinated, so these parties help them to socialise in a safe environment. It is important to socialise your pup from the moment you take them home, however, after 16 weeks of age new things and situations may take them longer to get used to and are more likely to be initially scared of them. We try to make the parties fun and interactive for both puppies and owners, encouraging training, grooming, general handling as well as playing with the other puppies. The nurses are happy to discuss further socialisation with you as well. We want the puppies to have a fun and enjoyable experience at the vets and to make happy early memories.
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