We look forward to sharing the latest news and promotions with you. We’re at the start of a brand new year so our focus this month is on brand new friends!

They’re cute, cuddly and irresistible. Puppies and kittens make wonderful pets and are reasonably easy to care for. Taking in a new pet is a

decision that should be undertaken with a lot of consideration and involve those responsible for the care of the pet.

It is important to consider whether you’re financially able to afford to care for a pet, how much time you are able to commit to looking after a pet, where the pet will live, who else in your family will be responsible for the pet, what local bylaws might affect your situation, and probably the most important consideration of all, which type of pet is best for your family.

Our friendly staff are more than happy to help you with all of these considerations.

Remember that a new pet will need specific equipment to go home with, such as food, bowls, bedding or a crate, litter & litter trays, toys, grooming tools, treats and collars & leads. We recommend getting as many of these items as possible before bringing your new pet home as it will be easier to settle them in when you have everything they need.

  • Catit Senses cat toys all 30% off
  • Catit cardboard scratchers only $19.90
  • Trouble & Trix Eco cat litter 15l – 2 for $19.50, that’s under half price!
  • Kong squeaky dog toys & Kong puppy toys now 25% off

What should you feed your new pet?

Good nutrition is as important to your pets health as it is to your own. Puppies and kittens require specific formulations, different from adult cat and dog formulas. See our website for further information.

CareVets recommends feeding a premium quality food to your kitten or puppy, such as Iams or Eukanuba, that provides your young pet with everything they need for their lifestage.

This month save $12 on all Eukanuba 3kg puppy bags and receive a FREE puppy kit with special offers inside. And you can also save $7.50 on all Iams Kitten food 1kg, now just $10!

Vaccinations

Vaccinations are vital to ensure the ongoing health of your puppy or kitten. Vaccinations protect your pet against highly transmittable diseases such as Parvovirus and Canine Cough in dogs and Rhinotracheitis in cats (also known as Snuffles or Cat Flu). See our website for more information on why vaccinations are vital.

With all puppy and kitten vaccinations this month we are offering a free single treatment of Revolution, a very effective treatment against fleas and worms on puppies, kittens, cats and dogs. Book in now!

Toilet training

Toilet training is one of the most frustrating aspects of being a new pet owner, but there are plenty of tips to help you through this sometimes difficult period. Your puppy or kitten will appreciate a single site where they are encouraged to toilet.
Our staff are more than happy to talk you through these training tips and provide solutions for any questions or problems that you may have. Also see our website for more information.

Crate training

Training a puppy to be comfortable in a crate is a popular way to provide safe confinement during housetraining. Puppies will generally readily accept crate confinement when you make the introduction fun. Crates provide a puppy with a safe place to eat, drink, relax and sleep. Talk to our staff about crate training and the benefits it provides young puppies.

Receive a free Oslo pet bed with all LifeStages crates sold this month, a value of up to $94.50! (Free bed to fit the size of the crate purchased).

Chewing

Chewing is a normal and very typical behaviour for young puppies, but this can have problems as well if the enthusiastic chewer is using items to chew on that it shouldn’t! Chewing behaviour should always be encouraged with appropriate toys and items to chew, such as rubber toys or rawhide chew treats. If chewing is a problem, pop in or give us a call and we can go through the options with you.

Toys

There certainly are plenty of toys to choose from when it comes to picking out something exciting for your new pet. Different toys serve different purposes though, such as cuddly toys for snuggling with, tug & rope toys for exuberant play, balls and bouncy toys for exercising with, and puzzle toys to help alleviate boredom. For cats and kittens there are teaser toys for interactive play, treat dispensing balls, and a variety of catnip toys for a blissful experience.

Grooming

The earlier you begin grooming your puppy or kitten the easier it will be later on. Long haired cats need to be groomed at least 3 – 4 times a week, daily is ideal. Short haired cats should be groomed once a week to help reduce hairballs and matted coats.
Dogs, especially long haired ones, require a lot more grooming and it is important to remember that the wool or fine haired breeds such as Bichon Frise, Poodle, Shih Tzu and Yorkshire Terriers need daily grooming to keep their coats clean and healthy. A visit to a groomer every so often is usually fairly sufficient for most other dogs.

Dental hygiene is very important for our pets. It pays to start brushing your pets teeth from an early age so that they become used to it and your pet won’t be likely to need a dental scale & polish until well into adulthood.

 

Check out our website for more information on the topics discussed in this newsletter as well as the CareVets group of clinics. As always, feel free to call in or phone us with any questions or queries you have.

 

Thank you
The CareVets team.