Questions to ask the vet:
Going to the vet can be just as stressful for you as it is for your pet. What information do you need? What questions should you ask the vet? Let us help you.
When it comes to the types of questions you should ask the vet, we’ve broken them down into six basic categories:
Within these categories there are many questions to ask the vet, in fact, they’re incalculable. However, if you’re taking your dog for a routine check-up, here are some basic, example questions you might want to ask the vet.
Why does my dog cough?
Why is my dog losing his hair?
What’s the best way to keep fleas off my dog?
Why does my dog itch so much?
How do I get rid of worms?
Behavior Questions to Ask the Vet:
Why is my dog hyperactive?
Why does my dog eat his own feces?
Nutrition Questions to Ask the Vet:
What are the nutrient requirements for my Dachsund (or the specific breed you have)?
Are vitamin supplements necessary?
Hygiene Questions to Ask the Vet:
How frequently should I brush my dog’s teeth?
Is it okay to use perfumes on my dog?
What’s the best way to clean my dog’s ears?
Allergy Questions to Ask the Vet:
What allergies are common to canines?
My dog sheds a lot and my children are allergic, what should I do?
What’s the best way to control pet dander?
Why does my dog have discharge from his eyes?
Vaccination Questions to Ask the Vet:
What if my dog is allergic to a vaccination?
Is there a vaccination that will control fleas and ticks?
One of the most basic questions to ask is: how often should I take my dog to the vet? We can help you with that one. If you have a puppy, your puppy should be examined several times during his first year. As your puppy grows, it’s critical to ensure his teeth and bones are developing properly and that his health remains at an optimal level during that first vulnerable year. Since vaccinations are administered in a series of three or more to young puppies, this is a convenient time for the vet to examine your puppy as well. From ages one to five, most dogs stay healthy and active. During these years, a yearly evaluation is typically adequate. Once they pass the age of five, especially large breeds, annual examinations are usually not sufficient.
At The Dog Bowl, nothing is more important than your pets’ health. If you have a good, pro-active veterinarian, hopefully he’ll provide answers before you have to ask the vet anything. For more information and to shop at The Dog Bowl's online storefront click here.