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You will find all our advice to take care of him and provide him with the necessary maintenance and hygiene.
This section will also help you deal with the various health problems that will punctuate the life of your protege.
Choose your veterinarian
The relationship between a veterinarian and your dog should be similar to that between you and your primary care physician. Finding a good one is sometimes a real cross, especially when you don’t know where to start. Proximity, schedules, trust, type of structure and prices are some of the main criteria to take into account when choosing the veterinarian who will take care of your dog.
How can you be sure to make the right choice?
- The choice of veterinarian depends on several criteria.
- It is by weighing the pros and cons and by studying all of these aspects that you optimize your chances of choosing the right practitioner.
- You will entrust the health of your dog(s) to the latter.
- Your decision must therefore be carefully considered.
- Here are some tips and advice that could help you settle down.
Trust in your veterinarian
- feeling is also an important selection criterion.
- skills of the veterinarian alone are not enough.
- way he communicates with you and interacts with the dog matters a lot.
- During the first visit to the veterinarian, that of the vaccines, the practitioner can either simply administer the injections or take the time to examine him and answer your questions on the different aspects of the dog’s life ( food, health, education, outings, hygiene, etc.).
In the latter case, you have a good chance of making the right choice.
A veterinary practice
A veterinary practice includes at least a reception area and an examination room.
It is free of its opening hours.
The veterinarian working there is most of the time alone and has more limited means.
If your dog’s case cannot be treated by him, then he will redirect you to a clinic at the very least.
A veterinary clinic includes more equipment, but also veterinary assistants.
The clinic must also employ at least one veterinary assistant. Several hospitalization zones, at least 2, are planned.
Namely an area for contagious animals and another for non-contagious animals.
The “general surgery” and “hospitalization” modules are required. The veterinary hospital center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
It brings together several veterinarians (at least 6 full-time).
It provides emergency situations, the reception of animal owners, the care of the latter and medico-surgical interventions.
Finally, a complete follow-up of the hospitalized animals is ensured.
Each office, clinic, hospital center has its own prices.
Obviously, the more the establishments are equipped, the higher the prices will be.
Conversely, the larger the structure, the less the course of care will be carried out alongside a single veterinarian.
If change is not your forte, opt for a veterinary practice. Veterinarians freely set the prices of their consultations.
The prices charged will therefore influence your choice. However, looking for the cheapest practitioner is not the best solution, as it can lead to suspicion of poor quality care.
Just as astronomical prices are not a guarantee of efficiency. Word-of-mouth can help guide you to someone in particular, but it is better to have several opinions and not rely on just one opinion.
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