For experienced dog owners the process for registering a new puppy with a vet is simple and not daunting. But for the new dog owner taking on a puppy for the first time, it can be daunting. Yes you have to register a new puppy with a vet. Some breeders will start this process for you and give you some handy tips. But not all puppies end up living in a new family in the same town or village they were born and registered with a vet. So for most new dog owners they will have to register with a new vet in a different place.

There are plenty of vets in towns and villages for dogs. And we do have a comprehensive list of vets for dogs that you can filter by town.

Before we provide a breakdown of the steps to take for registering your dog with a vet it must be noted Boodles dog treats is not a veterinary practice and is not associated with any vetinary practices in the UK. We just like every dog owner rely of professional advice for general questions and those related specifically to our own dogs needs. One of the main purposes of this information is to highlight some common ground for feeding practices and action to take should you ever have any concerns. References to contacting your vet are ultimately down to individuals. For example Evie was taken on a 6 mile run a couple of years ago and she was exhausted. Having asked a few questions on social media about the concerns we had about her fatigue, Hannah was attacked online for being irresponsible for taking evie so far and that she should be taken to the vet immediately! We didn’t take her to the vet and she was fine the next day. Equally we did take her to the vet after our daughter closed the door on her paw when she was 14 weeks old. The 5 minute examination cost £35 and an explanation that puppy bones are super soft and resilient so nothing to worry about. Yes we did regret going to the vet on that occasion but not on others.

Any concerns call the vet! The chances are you will have to take your dog to the vet for a consulation. Even if you’re on a pet care plan or have insurance. Physical examinaton and consultation will be necessary if there are any concerns. And needless to say you and your dog will be in the best place for health and wellbeing of your dog.

That all said we love our dogs and would like to think we’re feeding them the best foods and chews available. Nutritional advice can get complicated if your dog suffers from allergies. This is an area we are expanding on and will continue to develop. As we develop we will keep everyone updated. Do we and our dogs need supplements to our daily diet? Which nutrients are missing in a dogs daily feed? There are several questions that answered briefly provide a broad understanding of what boils down to common sense. So, is the pet food industry over egging ‘health and wellbeing for your dog? We do cover some of these topics and its not to be controversial or claim any expertise but to highlight how easy it is to get sucked into trends.