A Trip to the Veterinary clinic
This last week, I visited the Black Forest Veterinary Clinic. The veterinarian poked and prodded me. I was stabbed with sharp needles and they took my temperature (which is not pleasant). My upright informed me that every dog should visit their vet twice a year. I wondered why? She said that all the poking, prodding, and shots were for my health.
Have you ever received a shot before? It stings, but the pain only lasts a few seconds, thank goodness! I don’t know about human doctors, but veterinarians always give us yummy treats after a shot. Dr. Mohr always scratches my ears and looks inside them. He checks my teeth, my weight, and anything else that my upright thinks needs to be checked.
My teeth are in excellent condition because my upright brushes them at least four times a week. He also commented that my coat was shiny and healthy. I’m proud to say that my weight was perfect this time. Last April, Dr. Mohr marked on my chart that I was chubby. CHUBBY! I’m not chubby; I’m fluffy. I was still carrying my winter coat and extra fur can add pounds to my frame! Anyway, I’m happy to say that all the running, hiking, and walking I’ve been doing has paid off and I’m no longer considered chubby.
Some dogs are afraid to visit their vet. At first, I was scared too. I buried my face in my upright’s chest and refused to look at the vet while my temperature was being taken. My upright stroked my fur and whispered, “Be brave, Sienna.” She told me I was a good girl. Then the vet told me I was a good girl and offered me a treat. I’m proud to say that I’m no longer afraid of visiting a veterinary clinic. They care about my health. I want to live a long, active life with my upright.
If you own a pet, be sure to take them to a veterinary clinic twice a year. It’s important for the veterinarian to check your pet’s health and administer vaccinations for Rabies, Bordetella, and test for Heartworm.
7/17/2018 07:01:00 am
It's a good thing you shared that we should take our pets to a veterinary clinic twice in a year to check for possible acquired diseases or conditions that they may have. It's better be safe than sorry, as they say. We surely don't want to grief over the loss of our little friends just because we never had the chance to check up on them. In my case, this is something that I will do over the weekend with my newly-bought puppy. I want to make sure that he has a complete dose of shots and vitamins to keep him healthy and safe from all diseases; I'll make sure to look for a reputable clinic in my area so I can have him checked in no time!
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Sienna, The Smartest Border Collie!
I'm a red and white Border Collie. I love performing with my upright, Denise Gard. I call all humans uprights, just so you know! This blog will detail all of my adventures and contain some useful dog tips for all dog lovers!