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06 Dec 2004

6 week old puppy
I have a male minature Daschund of only 6 weeks. I need to know when do I need to get him sniped (before he starts marking) and when must he get his injections.

Can I use dog shampoo with flea / tick treatment at his age as I don't want to hurt him.

If I have the right facilities (proper dog house, blankets, shelter under the verander and food) could I leave him in the garden?

He cries (yulps) when ever we don't hold him. Is this normal?
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01 Jan 0001

Your dog needs to get injections at six weeks, nine weeks and 12 weeks of age. He can be neutered when he is about six months of age. You need to use dog shampoo that is made for puppies, so please speak to your veterinarian to get a safe product.
Please remember a puppy of this age needs to eat several times a day. It will also need more shelter than an adult dog.

Dr Malan van Zyl
Veterinary Specialist Physician
Cape Town
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