Several studies have been done to understand why some Large Breed puppies end up with growth and skeletal defects. It has been proven that supplying Large Breed dogs with too much calcium, phosphorus or fat can result in life-long skeletal issues. A good diet will not need any supplementation, so do not provide supplements unless the puppy’s diet is lacking nutrients. If you are feeding a well-rounded diet you should not need to give any supplements.
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Dog registration occurs through your local council. They will send you registration forms, or you can download them from the internet. Registration fees differ from council to council. When your puppy is microchipped your veterinarian will provide you with an official microchip certificate to send to the council along with registration details. Dog registration needs to be renewed yearly.
Yes; it is a legal requirement. The Dog Control Act 1996 requires all dogs over three months to be registered with their local council every year by July the 1st. Registrations must be renewed yearly.