Specialists in puppies and kittens in Chamberi

Our puppy specialist in Chamberí enjoys with this little dog

As a welcome gift we perform a complete clinical examination to the puppy/kitten in order to detect any possible pathologies. We also inform and advice on the guidelines for deworming, vaccination, feeding, hygiene, behaviour and all those topics that are of your interest.

It is important to take the puppy to the veterinary surgeon as soon as possible.

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Arrival of the puppy home

The entry into the home of a new pet represents a very important change for both the pet and the owners. It must be taken into account that both for pets that come from breeders or shops (used to being with their mother, in a known environment) and for rescued animals (in a short time they may have passed from abandonment, to collection and adaptation in the kennel / protective, and subsequent adoption) its a situation of great stress in a short time.

The first thing to do is take the pet to the vet for a good check-up before bringing it home. In the case of a disease, it is important to diagnose and treat it as soon as possible; especially since some of them may be zoonotic diseases (diseases that can spread between animals and people).

It is also important to prepare the house for the arrival of the animal. You have to choose a place in the house to put their things and separate them well (especially in cats) from the area where we will put the litter box or the soakers. Buying them toys will help distinguish what is theirs from what is ours and they will use them to play and interact with us. You have to make sure that they are good quality toys that do not break easily (especially for dogs) because they tend to swallow the pieces afterwards.

They have to learn that can only bite their toys, because if not, they will get used to chewing everything they can get.

As for hygiene, just like dogs need to be bathed every now and then, in the case of cats the opposite is true. They groom themselves and usually do not need baths unless they are extremely dirty. When grooming they ingest a large amount of hair and this can lead to the formation of hairballs. It is highly recommended to give them malt occasionally to help them avoid digestive problems related to hairballs.

It is also important that we all agree on what the animal can and cannot do, to avoid contradictory orders or reward them when another member of the family has punished them as this will only slow down the puppy’s learning, leading to confusion and even to disobedience.

General guidelines

The first and fundamental thing is to carry out a correct deworming of the puppy. We are talking about parasites that, among other things, can be transmissible to humans. Many parasites can reach the foetus during pregnancy or lactation, so the puppies would already be born infected. It is important to carry out a correct and complete deworming, making sure that the puppy takes the full dose; follow the recommended guidelines and monitor the stool during treatment as any parasites that may be present will come out with the stool.

There is also external treatment for fleas, ticks, etc. available in different formats (pipette, collar, spray, etc.). This depends a lot on the time of year and the region in which we live; do not forget that they are all toxics that we apply to the skin of the animal and they are not always necessary.

We start vaccination protocols when the puppy reaches eight weeks of age. A primo vaccination is carried out with polyvalent vaccines (the same vaccine immunizes against several diseases). Subsequently, only one annual booster will be placed that our centre will be responsible for reminding customers. In the case of puppies, there are also other vaccines such as Rabies (obligatory in Madrid), Leishmaniosis or Kennel Cough.

In addition to vaccination and deworming guidelines, in the Community of Madrid it is mandatory that cats and dogs are identified with a microchip. The implantation is subcutaneous and it is a very fast and practically painless process for the animal.

The first year can be a bit tedious as there are more visits to the vet than we would like both in preventive medicine (vaccinations, check-ups, sterilization, etc.) and in clinical consultation. However, once the first year has passed and the vaccination protocol has been completed, the check-ups are usually reduced to annual revaccination and some sporadic clinical consultation if the animal becomes ill.