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Qatar Veterinary Center’s woof-tastic “Qgrabs” deals

Have you seen these awesome deals on offer from Qatar Veterinary Center?

From QR430 Get Your Cat OR Dog’s Teeth Cleaned OR for QR600 Test Your Pet’s Rabies Antibodies with a RATT Test at Qatar Veterinary Centre! (Up to QR1360 Value)Q-Grabs

 

See the full offer here: http://qgrabs.com/deals/teeth-cleaning-ratt-testing-vet-qd00001074

Why should I clean my pet’s teeth?

Two common problems dogs and cats with poor dental hygiene have are loose and abscess teeth. Does your pet have bad breath? Studies show that 98% of pets with bad breath are suffering from periodontal disease, a result of plaque build-up. If left untreated, this can lead to a bacterial infection, which can enter the bloodstream and spread to your pets’s kidney, liver, heart and even its brain. Chances are if your pet has very bad breath, there is a problem with their teeth.

What is a RATT Test?

The Rabies Tire Test is a blood test done to prove that your pet has the required antibodies needed to fight  against Rabies and that your pet doesn’t have the Rabies virus. This blood test is a necessity for entry into the Australia, UK, EU and other countries who are trying to keep Rabies from spreading.

The blood test is administered 30 days after your pet has the Rabies vaccine. Pets leaving Qatar then have a 3-month waiting period before they are allowed to travel to countries that require this blood work as part of their entry.

This test can cost up to QR1,400. Take advantage of this special offer NOW!

You will find Qatar Veterinary Centre’s contact details on their website or see their Facebook page.

Why do I need to vaccinate my puppy?

One only needs to search the internet to find answers to questions one may have regarding puppy vaccines. Here is an article I found quite comprehensive. It includes the Pros and Cons of vaccinating your puppy.

Vaccinations are an essential part of a puppy’s health care plan. Though there is some controversy about the potential risk of vaccines and over-vaccination, most experts agree that certain basic immunizations are essential to keep your puppy from getting sick and prevent the spread of disease.

Please follow the link for the full article http://dogs.about.com/od/veterinarycare/a/puppyvaccs.htm

 

*Always discuss your pet’s health needs with a qualified veterinarian

 

 

 

 

Attending puppy classes and it’s benefits

I’ve have been called in to assist a number of clients whose dogs won’t go outside, are scared of loud noises, people and other dogs. The reasons for this are simple – lack of socializing and not introducing your dog to new experiences as a puppy.

This is why Puppy Socialising & Basic Obedience classes are so important.

When I get an enquiry from a new client for a puppy between the ages of 8 – 12 weeks, the first information I send them is my Puppy Socialising document. It details ways to get your puppy used to new things.

While I wouldn’t suggest taking your puppy out into any environment that isn’t safe due to diseases (for unvaccinated puppies), it is important to expose it to new sights, smells and sounds on a regular basis while giving your puppy positive feedback by talking in an upbeat happy voice, praising and rewarding him for being interested in all these new experiences.

Our Puppy course incorporates the below list as well as giving ideas on things you can do to ensure your puppy becomes a well rounded adult.

Please be advised that puppies must be 3-months or older and vaccinated to attend the course.

Introducing your puppy to visitors: Making introductions; How to stop jumping; Stopping protective aggression before it starts.Dog training in Qatar

How the “pack” system works: Making sure your puppy knows whose in charge.

Basic games and Fun items to keep your puppy amused and stimulated: Easy toys you can make at home and how to use them.

Puppy Care : Teaching your puppy to stand still while doing basic checks; Bathing; Nail Clipping; Ear Checks; Feeding.

Puppy Discipline: How to say No!

Basic Obedience: Focus; Sit; Down; Stay; Come

Socialising will be a very important aspect of puppy classes.

Please note the terms and conditions on the Client Form 

Our next course starts on Saturday 14th February. To register please mail me on dogtraining@petsofqatar.com