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FINDING DR. RIGHT

on August 19, 2010

The search for a competent and caring veterinarian should begin BEFORE your pet has a problem. Start with referrals from local dog show persons, handlers, trainers, the breeder of your puppy. He/she should be an accredited veterinary college graduate and licensed by the state. The office should be located in your immediate area—distance can mean the difference between a pet’s life and death in an emergency. Schedule a routine exam with the vet immediately after you have your puppy home. Note the cleanliness and up-to-date facilities and inquire about nighttime, weekend, holiday emergency situations. Likewise get a copy of the inoculations and overall health for your records, and how often visits may be necessary.
By knowing problems of your breed, if any ( the breeder should have discussed with you), ask your vet if s/he is familiar with the problem and who/when you should see a Specialist of the disorder.
NOTE: This information was suggested by an article written by Michael W. Fox, Veterinarian.

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