puppy and kitten

Puppies and Kittens

New arrival? List of questions as long as your arm? We’ve got your back…

Getting a new puppy or kitten is an exciting time and you want to do what’s best for your new family member. With that often comes a lot of questions! There’s always a lot to discuss at your first vet appointment, and we allow plenty of time so you never feel rushed.

Puppy and kitten vaccinations

Puppy and kitten vaccinations are an essential part of preventative care for your pet. The timing of vaccines is very important – if given too early then your pet may not develop sufficient immunity, but if given too late then they may be vulnerable to infection.

For puppies we stock both Lepto 2 and Lepto 4 vaccines, offering flexibility for those that have already started their courses before we see them.

 The exact timing and type of vaccine your pet needs may vary depending on their age and any vaccines they may already have been given. Here is an example of a standard vaccination schedule.

Fleas, ticks and worms

We will also discuss parasite control with you at your appointment ensuring there are no unwanted visitors.

Kitten Vaccinations

1st vaccination from 8-9 weeks

2nd vaccination from 12 weeks

Puppy Vaccinations

1st vaccination 8 weeks

2nd vaccination 12 weeks

Optional but recommended 3rd parvo vaccination 16 weeks

We also offer kennel cough vaccination as a non-core vaccine.

Pet Microchip

It is a legal requirement for dogs over 8 weeks old to be microchipped. We strongly advise that cats are also chipped.

Pet Insurance

They just love getting into mischief – don’t let a big vets’ bill spoil the enjoyment of your new arrival. If your pet isn’t already insured, let us arrange 5 weeks’ free insurance for you at the time of your appointment.

Get In Touch Today

We’d love to hear from you – please get in touch.

Our Happy Clients!

“Highly recommend, the van is equipped as well as any traditional vet surgery. Very convenient and professional. My dog had no anxiety about ‘going to the vet’ as it was on his doorstep! So many benefits for owners and pets.”​


“I moved to Doorstep Vet recently. My large dog is very boisterous and trips to the vet waiting room were stressful. Saves me so much time with the home visits. My boy loved his first two visits… he jumped into the van last time they visited. Mobile surgery is astonishing! Highly recommended.”​


“Excellent service today. My nervous rescue dog was given all the time he needed to settle and get to know the team. Fantastic van fully kitted out and so clean! Thank you again.”​


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