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Six-month health check

At six months, it is advisable to make an appointment for your puppy to undergo a thorough health check. Your vet will want to make sure your puppy is on track with his development and growth.

What to expect

At your puppy's six-month appointment, you can expect your vet to perform the following health checks:

Your puppy will be weighed to make sure he is growing at the correct rate. You will be advised if any changes to his feeding are required, such as switching to a high-quality Hill's® Science Diet® puppy food.

During the check, your vet will look carefully at your puppy's eyes, ears, paws and teeth. By this age your puppy's adult teeth should be coming through. His baby teeth will usually fall out naturally to make room, but if this is not the case, your vet will make a recommendation on what needs to be done.

Your vet will also ask which de-worming and flea control regime you have in place, and will recommend any future treatments that might be necessary.

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