Puppy Purchases - Take your time!

As read in the Vet Record for September 14th 2019, there seems to be a dangerous trend developing regarding the purchase of a new puppy: Generally, potential new dog owners do not seem to be prepared to spend a lot of time researching about the breed, or a breeder in particular. Two of five buyers decided on a puppy simple because it looked “cute” and did not inform themselves about certain needs or health risks of the chosen breed. It seems less and less common to demand to see the puppies together with the mother or ask for health certificates for the puppies parents. Breeders on the other side, do not necessarily check the suitability of the prospective owners.

We are obviously trending towards the wish for the quick money from the breeders point of view and likewise more and more people would prefer to choose a puppy on the internet from the comfort of their own home and have it delivered!

These facts are alarming and the Kennel Club has released a video in order to help puppy buyers by providing useful guidelines (#PAWs4thought campaign).

Source: The Vet Record 14. September 2019


Opening hours


DULVERTON PRACTICE:
Mon-Fri: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
-by appointment only-
Saturday: 9:00AM - 11:30AM
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BAMPTON PRACTICE:
Tue AND Fri: 3:30PM - 4:00PM
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TELEPHONE NUMBER: 01398 323285

Good to know


Covid-19 latest

We have received a lot of positive feedback from our clients regarding our appointment system which has been in place since the start of the pandemic. The main advantages of this system other than keeping us all safer, are:
  • no overcrowding of the car park
  • reduced waiting times
  • less stress for the animals
We therefore decided as a practice to stick to our appointment only system and not to return to open surgeries even in a post pandemic environment. We will therefore not be holding any more vaccination clinics. We are currently still not allowing any people in the building.
For full details please see our

Coronavirus Policy!

 


Repeat Prescriptions

We can be extremely busy at times, so if we have seen your pet within the last 6 months, please ring or email us with your request and we will have it ready for you when you arrive. We would also kindly ask you to order flea and tick treatments in advance to minimise waiting times. Thank you. Tel:01398 323285

Please ring us during opening times (9:00am -5:00pm), if possible 24 hours in advance, in case your prescription needs to be ordered in.