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How old is your dog?

Pre-Puppy
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Pre-Puppy

What’s better than puppies? That’s right: your own puppy. So, what do you need to know before you take the plunge into pet parenthood?

0-2 months
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0-2 months

Welcome to the world little one. It’s all grow-grow-grow for your puppy right now, so there’s many things to prepare.

2-3 months
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2-3 months

Your puppy is ready to come home and turn your world upside down. It’s time to put your preparation into practice – and remember to take it all in!

3-6 months
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3-6 months

You’re entering a period of immense growth, lots of learning and new adventures. Bring on the play date with the big wide world!

6-12 months
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6-12 months

Your fur-baby is nearing adulthood. Can you see their grown self coming through? Sigh…they grow up so fast, don’t they?

12-18 months
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12-18 months

Your puppy has turned one and they might not be so little anymore. Make sure to book their first annual check-up.

18 months - 3 years
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18 months - 3 years

Your dog is one an established family member now. Enjoy who they have become and the bond you now share at this special stage.

3 - 8 years
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3 - 8 years

Your dog is a full-grown adult now. They understand where their place is in your home and the wider world.

8+ years
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8+ years

Just like many senior citizens, senior dogs have some extra needs. Learn to look after your best friend and support their health as they grow older.

12-18 months

Congratulations on smashing the first year as a puppy parent. It’s rewarding, sometimes trying, but mostly full of unconditional love. Well done on raising a healthy, happy pup!

Smaller breeds will have finished the final stages of growth and muscle development by now, but larger breeds will still have a way to go. It might be time to adjust how much and how often you are feeding them.

That soft, fluffy puppy fur will have been replaced by their adult coat. This may be a more drastic change in some breeds and more subtle in others, so make sure you have a good grooming regime in place.

You’ll also both be off to the vet for your dog’s first annual health check and yearly vaccinations. Arrive armed with all of your questions about their health and wellbeing.

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