Choose The Right Vet, Your Pet's Life
Rests In His Hands
Paul W Wilson
One of the most crucial and important of decisions a
pet-parent makes it that of choosing a vet. It is the
vet who will understand your pet when he gets ill and
care enough to practice what is now popular as
preventive health care.
Never choose a vet because he has a nice smile or a
beautiful office or is cheap. Choose a vet who thinks
about your pet the same as you do and always keeps
the best interest of the pet ahead of all other
considerations. The vet must love the breed that your
pet is and:
Be kind and gentle when handling the dog. He
must not leave diagnosis or check ups to assistants.
He must always stay ahead of developments in
medicine and update his skills and knowledge
The vet must be able to stand by you through
thick and thin and proffer timely advice.
The clinic must be spik and spank and have
space for overnight stay with clean kennels, space to
run, and staff who love animals.
It is ideal if the clinic is located close to
your home and if it offers health care plans for your
Ask the clinic if they have emergency contact
numbers so that you can call if an unforeseen problem
occurs in the middle of the night or on a public
Check if the clinic has specialists consulting
with them like orthopedic doctors and eye
As a concerned pet parent you must make a list of
questions you need answers to. And spend a little
time on finding out whether you would be more
comfortable with an allopathic vet represented by the
American Veterinary Medical Association, AVMA or a
holistic vet represented by the American Holistic
Veterinary Medical Association, AHVMA.
While allopathic vets practice conventional medicine,
a holistic vet will use medicinal herbs, nutritional
changes or supplements, vitamins, and enzymes,
chiropractic manipulations, homeopathy, Bach flower
remedies, as well as massages for treatment. And, if
need be they will prescribe allopathic medicines.
They try and treat the cause not just the symptoms of
It is essential for you to choose a vet who will work
along your side in caring for the pet. He must be
patient, love the animal, and make time to explain
things to you as well as take your opinion of things.
After all, no one can know your pet better than you.
A vet must care for the pet for at least 10-15 years.
He must be organized and maintain health records in
great detail from the day the pet is born to the day
A pet will lead a complete existence only if you, the
vet, and trainer work in harmony and side by side.
So, choosing a suitable vet is an important decision
that must be done after weighing all the pros and
Paul Wilson is a freelance writer for http://www.1888Discuss.com/pet/, the premier
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including topics on pet health, pet care and
nutrition, grooming pet at home, dog, cat's health
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