Taking your Dog to the Vet
Taking your dog to the Vet is as important as taking your human family members to the doctor. From shots, to well checks, to broken bones and more, dogs experience the bumps and bruises of life just like humans. They should be cared for just the same.
How often should you take your dog to the vet?This question is a common one and if you have wondered about this very thing, you’re not alone. If you are looking for a quick and easy guideline, at least one visit to the vet each year should be your goal. However there are other guidelines to help you think about just how frequent your dog should see the vet.
Signs of Change, Pain or IllnessMonitor your dog for signs of change. Changes in your dog’s physical appearance or behavior can signal that something is just not right. Some signs and symptoms may be a lot more apparent than others so knowing your dog well is the key to catching any indictors promptly. Any change, sudden or not, may mean that your dog should see the vet right away. This list of signs and symptoms can help you decide if your dog needs to see the vet:
- Changes in Diet
- Dull Coat
- Signs of Pain
- Rashes or other skin issues