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Say No To Puppy Farms

It can be very difficult to do the right thing all the time, even with the best of intentions. For many, getting a new puppy can be daunting; there is so much information to take in about vaccinations, parasite control, socialisation, toilet training and more! Owners always want the best for their new puppy, but many may not realise that the key to ensuring that the puppy gets a great head start in life is to carefully select the place they come from.

Too often, we see and hear of dreadful cases of people – unknowingly – buying their pets from puppy farms, run by unofficial breeders whose primary aim is to profit off the sale of animals without much regard for their health or welfare. In these situations, many of the puppies have underlying health problems that may only become apparent once they are brought home to their new families. Some examples of health issues in pedigree animals include; chronic skin disorders, heart conditions, breathing problems, and skeletal deformities.

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The Puppy Contract enables you to make an informed decision about where your new pet will come from and invited information as to how they have been looked after in the first few weeks of their life before being homed to you. It also gives you the opportunity to learn about the health and lifestyle of the puppy's mother and father, and any conditions they may have. The Puppy Contract is a document that you and your chosen breeder fill out together, empowering you as an owner and giving you peace of mind when deciding to welcome a new puppy into your home.

Click here to get your copy of the Puppy Contract !

You can also book in for a FREE Pre-Purchase Consultation with a nurse to determine what size and type of dog is best suited to your family and household, based on a variety of different lifestyle questions.

This in-depth consultation will help you to choose your ideal pet with regards to what type of dog you could realistically give the best and most appropriate home to. This consultation, in conjunction with the information from your chosen breeder, will equip you will all of the knowledge and tools required to make an informed decision, all things considered.

Message or call us here at Village Vets at any of our clinics to book your FREE pre or post purchase consultation!