Congratulations on the arrival of your new puppy


Worming and flea treatment:

Your new puppy should be wormed once a month until they are 6 months old.

At the age of 6 months an adult wormer tablet can be given, which should be administered every 3 months. We recommend flea treatment once a month with a recognised flea spot-on. Fleas develop a resistance very quickly to most products so new formulations are constantly being developed to ensure that all fleas are killed on your pet. We will stock the most effective flea treatments.

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