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.