Before embarking on the journey of puppy parenting, you need to be confident that your home and household are safe and appropriate. Of course, a new puppy is a source of endless joy, but they require a lot of work. Alongside the irresistible cuteness and excitement, there are a few things that new owners need to consider.

If you’ve recently welcomed a four-legged friend into your family there are a few steps that should be taken to ensure they are given a healthy, happy start.

Here at Bay Vets, we’ve outlined a few suggestions for new owners. Read on to find out more.

Vet Registration

First things first, it is highly recommended that all new puppies are registered with a vet as soon as they come home, if not before. Vet registration is accompanied by a wide range of benefits, and gives owners peace of mind knowing their pets are in safe hands when it comes to routine puppy checkups, vaccinations and emergencies.

Here at Bay Vets, we’re always happy to discuss potential registrations and welcome new pets from existing clients. From puppy vaccinations and diagnostics to microchipping and dentistry, we offer a wide range of veterinary services to ensure your pets are always healthy and happy.


As mentioned briefly above, it is absolutely essential that puppies are microchipped. This is, of course, for the safety and security of your four-legged friend, but is also a legal requirement. Owners who fail to microchip their dogs with the correct tracking details and information can face hefty fines.

Microchipping does not harm pets in any way, and the devices themselves are smaller than a grain of sand. By inserting a chip between a puppy’s shoulders at a young age it allows the tissue to grow around it, securing it in place.


Last but not least, it is worth planning the ways in which you will train your puppy, including the method with which they will be socialised. Socialising is a must for all dogs, as it helps them to become familiar with other pets and people.

Here at Bay Vets, we’re pleased to run Puppy Parties, suitable for dogs over the age of 16 weeks after they have received their first vaccination. The early stages of a puppy’s life are a crucial part of its development, so it’s important to expose them to a variety of social experiences so they are comfortable and calm as adults.

Bay Vets: Your Community Vets

If you’re looking for a trustworthy community practice, look no further than Bay Vets. We’re here to provide expert veterinary services for your animals, keeping them healthy and happy.

Get in touch with a member of our friendly team to discuss your requirements.