Congratulations on the arrival of your new puppy


1. Should be carried out every 2 weeks, from 2 weeks old until 12 weeks old, and then monthly until 6 months of age using either granules sprinkled over food, or paste given directly into mouth, or Drontal liquid.

2. At the age of 6 months a different wormer is advised in the form of a tablet and can be then given every 3 months. Wormer is based on weight of the puppy, so regular weighing is advised, which can be done at the surgery without having to make an appointment.

Preventative Flea Treatment

Frontline spray can be used from 2 days old and a Frontline Spot On application from 10 weeks of age. Flea treatment should be administered every 8 weeks.

Dietary Needs

A ‘complete’ puppy food is recommended, but it is important that if a change of diet has to be made it is a gradual one. Many health problems can result from feeding an unsuitable diet, therefore please discuss an concerns you may have with us.


So that your pet will be able to be identified should he ever become lost or injured, we can insert a tiny microchip under the skin on the neck. This is encoded with a number unique to your pet.

Kennel Cough Vaccination

Can be given over the age of ten weeks and should be administered at least two weeks before your dog goes into boarding kennels, often a requirement at kennels. Dogs may be re-vaccinated annually to maintain immunity.

Very friendly staff. They really take great care of your pet. Steve is very helpful, gives lots of great advice. Highly recommended !


The place to go for the best care for your pets, not just a number – personal touch and loving interest in each animal. Steve and his crew are always ready to take care of our pets whenever the need arises.

A. O'Reilly


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Riverforest Veterinary Centre
5 Riverforest Court
Co. Kildare