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How To Choose The Right Vet For Your Dog? 8 Tips To Help You Decide
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How To Choose The Right Vet For Your Dog? 8 Tips To Help You Decide

Are you trying to look for a vet that is within a few miles of where you live?

This is a great place to start especially if there comes a time when you need emergency care and time is not on your side.

You could also ask your friends or nearby neighbors which Vet they use, word of mouth usually works well.

They could very well let you know the kind of great or not so great service they and their dog received.

Finding a Vet that you can feel like your loving four legged family member is in good hands is Very important.

Them being close in case of an emergency will only be half of what you need to have of a professional and caring Vet for your dogs needs.

You as the dog owner needs to feel calm and relax in those crisis times to keep your dog under control.

Routine examinations and shots need to be considered to keep your dog healthy and happy with you for years to come.

Also check out local dog shelters as they are often less expensive for certain treatments.

I have seen them only charge $25.00 for getting your dog spayed or neutered.

There might be a couple of weeks of waiting time but hey, that could be a savings of a hundred bucks or more.

I can wait how about you?

Checking on the web is of course a really great place to search for a Vet. Some even have reviews and testimonies from past customers with phone numbers and emails so you can talk to them one on one.

Consider the fact that in order to become a Vet, they had to complete many years of medical school. Most have degrees in some type of specialized medicine so most will really have a Passion for their profession since it wasn't very easy to come by.

You can't buy those degrees online so know that your dogs health and life will be in good hands

Most Vets offices that I have seen across the country in my travel have been small and welcoming. They will offer different services based on their size possibility as well so you want to consider that in your search as well.

Here are some points to consider in your search for a Vet.

#1Check to see if their office is clean and welcoming.*

#2Take notice of the professionalism of the staff as soon as you enter their doors. If your lucky, there will be some other dog owners there and you can see their customer service in action.

#3Ask them how many vets they have on hand, possibly see if they let you meet a couple of them to see which one that you vibe with better since you could be considering them to become your long term Vet.

#4Make sure that they have their credentials posted on the wall so you can see them. If they give you some excuse of why they don't have them, then blow that Popsicle stand quickly.*

#5Ask them if most of their test and procures are performed on site or do they have to send them out and then you would have to wait longer to get results.

#6 If their front office is clean then its very likely that the back rooms and kennels will most likely be the same. It would be wise to ask to see the area where they keep dogs to see if its acceptable.

#7Check to see if they try to control the odor in the place. They might not be a boarding house for dogs but if some chance they have to stay over night, you'll want it clean for your dog

#8Check to see what are the hours of their service. Most are open Mon thru Sat and have emergency after hours and for Sundays.

A good Vet will have information available for you as to where to take your dog during the hours that their not open.

Maybe there is a emergency clinic that they are associated with that would provide that extra sense of relief knowing that things can be handled anytime of the day.

A good Vet will also provide you with their personal contact information so they can also be informed when and if something would happen to your dog which is also their patient.

So they should care to know.

Remember that we as dog lovers not only care what the Vets know, we also want to know that they care.

So now you have the vital points that you need to take in consideration when choosing the right professional, caring, Vet for your loving four legged family member.


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C. Hughes  

Good Article, check the 4 legged link. I got a server not found for that link.

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  about 6 years ago

Thank you Hughes, I think its working now

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  about 6 years ago

Good article William.

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  about 6 years ago

Thank you Sherry

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  about 6 years ago

Good article. We don't know of a good vet in our area. We used to have a good vet, but in his older age, he seems to be getting harder to deal with. He is too hurried and rough with our dogs. So, we quit using him and are searching for another.

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  about 6 years ago

Thank you Jerry, yes there are people out there who just want to make money from dogs. Not loving them

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  about 6 years ago

Great article William. There are a lot of pet owners out there that don't think of that until it is to late. Thanks for the great article.

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  about 6 years ago

Thank you Daniel I agree with you

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  about 6 years ago

good one William, we are lucky enough to have a great Vet, he is more kind to my dogs than my Doctor is to me. He never hurries and before he starts the dogs are at complete rest and comfortable. Great Man.

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  about 6 years ago

Thank you Rob, You have a good vet, we need more like him.

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  about 6 years ago

Choosing veterinarian who will treat our dogs is very important decision. That is important on a first place because unfortunately, not all veterinarians are well competent and enough proficient. My oppinion is that good veterinarian, except his good knowledge, must have great love for animals. I think that our dogs can feel that and it would be good to pay close attention on behaviour of our dogs during the first visit to the chosen vet. They can't be fooled like us, because they feel who is good, and to whom they can trust. Great article William! Thank you.

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  about 6 years ago

Thank you Milos, Yes they MUST have a love for animals, I agree there.

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  about 6 years ago
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