Choosing Your Puppy’s First Veterinarian

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Today, we’re talking about one of the most important decisions you’ll make as a new pet parent – choosing your puppy’s first veterinarian.

The Importance of Regular Vet Visits: A good veterinarian is your puppy’s best advocate and will help keep them healthy throughout their life. Regular vet visits are essential for preventative care and to catch any potential health issues early on.

What to Look for in a Veterinarian: When choosing a veterinarian, look for someone who is experienced, knowledgeable, and compassionate. You want to make sure that your veterinarian will provide your puppy with the best possible care.

Questions to Ask: Before making your final decision, make sure to ask the following questions:

  • Are they available after hours for emergency appointments?
  • Do they offer routine and preventative care?
  • Do they have experience working with your specific breed?
  • Do they use modern, safe and humane treatment methods?

Personal Recommendations: Talk to other pet owners, visit the clinic, and ask for recommendations from friends, family, and local pet stores. Personal recommendations can provide valuable insight into a vet’s bedside manner and overall care.

Trust Your Instincts: Finally, trust your instincts. If you feel comfortable and confident in your veterinarian’s ability to provide your puppy with the care they need, you’ve made the right choice.

Choosing a puppy veterinarian is a big decision, but with these tips, you’ll be able to find the right one for you and your furry friend. Remember to trust your instincts and choose someone who you feel confident in.

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Julie Gallaher

Host of the annual #DogDaysOfSacramento, Julie is a lifelong animal lover. Her dogs, Oscar and Mayer, are the cutest dachshunds in Sacramento.


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