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When to go to which veterinarian
September 22, 2009
Choose the right vet for your tailwagger
A peek at this health focused issue
Choose the right veterinarian for your furry friend
'I'm not a vet', which is what I always tell people when they ask me questions about canine nutrition and health. When your dog has a problem you should consult a veterinarian.
Last month my dog was staying a week at my motherís. He had scratches around his nose from an allergic reaction and as these got infected my mum wanted these to be checked out by a vet. Since we donít live in the same area she took my dog to the nearest vet.
This veterinarian did not look at my dog, and I mean REALLY LOOK. He just registered "hey it's an Akita and these can be difficult" and so he tried to examine the infected scratches by keeping a safe distance. My dog didnít trust him as he was stared at from a distance and so gave him a warning. A clear example of miscommunication between vet and dog. My mum was sent home with the message to go and teach the dog some manners.
Go and read the full article about choosing the right veterinarian for your dog at Best Dog Food Guide.com.
Also have a peek at this health checklist, if you haven't already done so.
When should I go see a vet?
To educate you further about dog health I can recommend reading the dog health guide. It teaches you when to take your dog to the vet and when it's ok to let him "self-regulate" it. This e-book deals with all common problems and ailments suffered by dogs and you'll learn to recognize the symptomatic alerts. Whilst it great to learn about canine anatomy and a wide range of medical problems, this is probably not your most urgent need. When you are like most people you just want to know the answer to this question: 'How can I tell how serious the problem is, and when do I need to take my tailwagger to the vet?'. And so I think it's great they have included detailed symptom charts to help you make that decision. For only $37 it helps you to spot little problems before they become big ones.
Tips to help your dog enjoy his trip to the vet
Canine Cash Reserves
To ensure you'll always have enough money to pay veterinary bills is to set up a canine cash reserve. Deposit about 30 to 50 dollars (or euro's) a month in a savings account and you'll have enough to cover most illnesses. Of course you need to start saving in time! To be safe right away is to obtain pet insurance, however do read through the full text. Usually insurance companies exclude preexisting conditions and hereditary diseases, so you might need to save some dollars each month anyway. Just so you know!
Have you already downloaded your copy of 'A Bit of Tender, Love and Care for Dogs', 'DogWhisperWoman Answers Your Questions' and the 'Five Dog Training Myths' e-book?
You can find the download link on the Best Dog Food Guide - Members Only Section Remember your password is 'barktwice'.
You are free to sent the e-books to your dog minded friends.
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