Puppy and Kitten advice
Giving your pet the best start in life begins with getting the best expert advice
We know that becoming a new pet parent can be an overwhelming, yet rewarding time. That's why, here at Vets4Pets, we want to give you the best expert advice to ensure your puppy or kitten has the best start in life.
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Appropriate Exercise For Your Puppy
While young puppies can’t do the levels of exercise they can as adults, building their exercise steadily and safely will help keep them fit and fabulous!
Safe Play And Handling Puppies
Learn how to play with your puppy the right way, help to teach them acceptable behaviour from a young age. Professional advice from qualified vets.
Letting Your Kitten Outside For The First Time
Knowing when and how to let your kitten outside can help you have peace of mind as you introduce your little bundle to the big wide world!
Playing With Your Kitten
Every kitten loves to play so keep yours happy and active by playing ball, dangling strings and generally playing your part in keeping it entertained.
Getting Puppies Used To The Car
Unfortunately car travel for some can be really difficult, as dogs can develop phobias or even true car sickness. So how do you keep your dog happy in the car?
Introducing Puppies To Cats
Getting a puppy is a really exciting time, but not all the family may share your enthusiasm! Read our expert advice for some hints and tips.
The Puppy Socialisation Period
Learning about the puppy socialisation period can help them to adapt well to new situations. Find out more with pet health advice from Vets4Pets.
The Kitten Socialisation Period
Learn how to introduce your kitten to new experiences and socialise them during their socialisation period with useful pet health advice from Vets4Pets.
Letting your dog off the lead when it’s safe to do so can be great fun, but not if you struggle to get them back! Learn reliable recall training tips today.
Teaching Your Puppy To Sit
Learn how to train your puppy to sit down when you command through our tips such as using treats and praise to reinforce good behaviour.
Lead Training Your Puppy
Teaching your dog how to behave on the lead will make this safe for you both, and certainly more enjoyable! Read more here.
Avoiding Puppy Biting
When there’s a new puppy in the house, everyone wants to be part of the fun! Learning to regulate how hard teeth come down is called ‘bite inhibition’.
Crate Training Your Puppy
Crate training is a fab way to make sure that your dog has a place of their own, and it can also help with sleep and toilet training too.
House Training Your Puppy
Toilet training one of the first things you should teach your puppy, and it’s worth picking up some hints and tips before you bring your pet home.
What To Do If Your Dog Is Incontinent
As your dog gets older, it may need more care. If your dog is becoming incontinent or showing signs of old age, learn more about looking after senior dogs here.
Teaching Your Puppy To Stay
Learn how to teach your puppy to stay in one place on command while you move away by using treats, praise and repetition to reinforce its good behaviour.
Teaching Your Puppy To Lie Down
Basic training is important for all pups, and ‘lie down’ is a common one to get you started. Read our expert advice for some hints and tips.
Litter Training Your Kitten
If you're going to have a happy home and a clean kitten in your life your pet needs to be able to use a litter tray, find out more about our training tips.