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Kittens and Puppies
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Kittens and Puppies

Kittens and Puppies

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kittens and Puppies

When you are choosing a puppy or kitten, it is vital to follow some simple guidelines to avoid having a lot of heartache in the future.
Generally speaking, a cross bred animal, as opposed to a pedigree pure-bred, is likely to be more healthy over its lifetime. They are usually cheaper to buy, will probably cost you less in vet bills but still make great additions to your family.
Whatever you are buying though, always make sure you see the puppy or kitten at home with its mother. If you are given excuses why you can’t (plausible though they may seem) then walk away. We are  sadly still seeing puppy-farm puppies being sold through increasingly devious adverts on the internet and in newspapers. Never buy a kitten or puppy from somewhere other than the breeder’s home, unless it’s a rescue centre.

Avoid making snap decisions and take the puppy or kitten home straight away. Puppies and kittens should be 7-8 weeks old when they are sold - older or younger should raise suspicions. Always get a receipt if you are paying by cash. Never buy the smallest or weakest looking puppy or kitten in a litter no matter how strong the emotions are running! We recommend that all puppies and kittens should be checked by your own vet within 24 hours of purchase, just in case. For more information on this, check out our pre-purchase checklist on our website.