You love your puppy and want the best care. Of course that includes choosing the top veterinarian available in your area. However, this relationship needs to be more than professional; it needs to be personal. But how do you find a great vet, one that offers top medical care but also really cares about you and your pet? Let’s take a look:
There are several methods of finding a vet in your area. Here are a few suggestions:
You love your puppy and want the best care. Of course that includes choosing the top veterinarian available in your area.
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Write up a list of questions to take to your veterinarian, here are some typical questions to consider:
Even after all those questions, a lot of the decision is going to come down to your gut feeling. Don’t dismiss this. It may be the way the questions are answered; it may be the attitude; it may be the time the vet is willing to take with you. You can often get a great sense from your own intuition on whether a place is right for your pet and you. Of course, you’ll need to be practical, too, in terms of hours, location, the condition of the clinic, etc.
Once you decide on a veterinarian, remember, there’s nothing to say you absolutely have to stay with them after you choose to make an initial appointment. Things may happen to change your mind.
Go to your first appointment and watch what happens. How does the veterinarian treat your pet? How does your pet react to the vet? Is the staff friendly and caring? Did your puppy get the attention he or she deserves while being examined? Did YOU get the attention you deserved, as well. Overall, did you and your puppy have a positive experience in the veterinarian’s clinic?
Choosing a veterinarian for your puppy may take some time and research, but it’s well worth the effort. A great vet will get to know your puppy throughout the years and become a trusted adviser. Take the time and you’ll be glad to know your puppy is getting the best care possible in order to grow into a healthy, happy dog!
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