From registering to microchipping, vaccinating to worming and neutering to grooming – all you need to know to keep your four-legged friend in fine fettle.
In this section we’ll look at:
for dogs varies with the type of vaccine used. The first vaccine can sometimes be given as young as six weeks of age, but is usually given at 8 weeks, with the second usually given two to four weeks later.
At PDSA we recommend you take out pet insurance to save thousands of pounds should the worst happen.
While most dog owners will have considered routine costs, such as vaccinations and worming, it is the out-of-the-ordinary expenses that can catch you out.
You could spend thousands of pounds on treatment for a road accident. So taking out pet insurance helps you budget for the unexpected. Third-party insurance is included in most policies. This is essential to avoid large payments should your dog cause an accident.
Shop around for the best policy for you. There are plenty of organisations whose pet insurance has built-in third party insurance – including PDSA's own Pet Insurance.
From 6 April 2016 all dogs in the UK must be microchipped by law. Find out more about the new law and how to get your dog microchipped.
Download our useful leaflets on taking care of your dog or puppy