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Our baby boy will (all being well) be with us next week. My mind is starting to think about practical things such as vets. Our local practice runs a healthy dog scheme -is this a good thing to join do you think ?
http://www.plymouthvets.co.uk/healthy-pets-club/
 
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My vets run a scheme which give loads of discounts for 12 months including worming, microchipping , 6 and 9 month check ups plus discounts on spaying all for £9 a month so I guess I am already in credit. They obviously hope you will sign up for life the advantages may not be so good but what else would you get for £9? Maybe a coffee and a sandwich? I can spend that on a trip to town and not really have anything to show for it.

Looked at website seems similar to my vets St Davids in Exeter personally think at least the first year is worth it maybe be careful before signing up once puppy is over 12 months.
 

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It works out at £129 per year. I thing vaccintations are about £47. Worming is every 3 months and flea treatment is monthly.

You need to find out whether the flea treamtent covers ticks or lung worm. No flea treatment covers both. Also whether your area is prone more to ticks or lung worm.

If your young pup decides to be a dead animal eater (sorry it can happen, Millie likes dead rabbits :eek:) the worming needs to be upped to monthly.

The simplest thing you can do is ask them how much the yearly vaccination costs, flea treatment costs and worming costs. The total of that should exceed the £129.

I would personally ignore heath and nutrition advie as they are going to promote their choice of food. I put Millie on Natural Instinct and although my vets advised me against it I carried on. :)
 

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Both our girls are in the one at our vets - probably the same scheme. We get all vacs, Advocate, Milbemax (worming) all included. We saved 20% on their spayings. We like it because we just walk the dogs down there and pick up their treatments anytime, they normally give us a few months worth at a time too.

It's convenient and spreads the costs over the year.

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You also have the puppy socialisation included, I paid £60.00 for this independantly.
I agree about the food though, vets will push what ever they tend to stock.
I think its worth having the reassurance on hand.
 
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