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Old 01-29-2012, 08:38 AM
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That's a great article. Thank you!
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Old 02-24-2012, 07:24 PM
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Thanks for sharing this is a really helpful article. I have been doing the same as well.
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Old 03-19-2012, 02:03 PM
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Thank you to Fawkese for exposing us to this great article, and thanks to everyone else who added any extra information to it.

These techniques work very well, and I recommend everyone to use them!
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Old 03-26-2012, 06:38 AM
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One of the equipment I similar to to do with regard to any dog physical condition issues is learn as a great deal as I can by doing internet research. This helps me to make better comments of my dogs to account back to the vet. That piece of writing points out that the proprietor and the vet are very much "teammates" in the dog's health care and I have found vets appreciate an educated, aware, owner.
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Old 04-02-2012, 12:33 AM
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Very useful thread you'all!

My vet is appreciative that I research the possible illness (after he has diagnosed it) and can discuss treatment options with him on the second visit if my dog isn't progressing toward health.

Kudos to all Dog Forum posters with helpful thoughts and possibilities, we all take in what we can and leave the rest...and respect each other's posts.

I just want to give some kudos to all the vets who treat our sick animals.
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Old 04-02-2012, 03:47 AM
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all the tips above are great but i have found that even though your dog may let you examine it at home doesnt mean it will le the vet. my little one is great we can do anything. the vet can do just about anything except for the other week when he was in pain. my loving little dog turned into the dog from hell when the vet tried to get a look even us at home couldnt look. so although you may have the best dog in the world and the vet knows your dog there is always the odd time when the dog will not be happy at all and won't let anyone near it. i have a muzzle for both my dogs that we take along to the vets just incase there is an instance we may need it. also if you live near your vet it is a good idea to take them for a walk through. we walk up to the vets get a biscuit from the receptionist and sit them on thescales (that are in the waiting area) then walk out again. the dog then knows that its not all bad when you go in there.
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Old 04-02-2012, 01:33 PM
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I agree! Whenever one goes to the vet the other one goes with her. Plus I go a half hour to an hour early so the dogs get used to just being there.
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I really need to add something here. For the sake of your dogs, take all advice with a grain of salt. No matter how much your veterinarian cares about the health and well being of your dog, he is a prisoner of economic reality and is probably paying back student loans and running a business. His health recommendations may not agree with your own philosophy. Consider Rimadyl, a NSAID heavily pushed by Pfizer (they gave all sorts of bonuses for clinics that sold their product). We now know that Rimadyl causes some cartilage degeneration and liver problems in some dogs. Would a natural therapy not be best? Well, maybe, but the clinic will make no profit out of the natural therapy (like massage, hydrotherapy, etc.)
Do not accept what you are told without thinking.
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:16 AM
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When we have a vet appt coming up, I always pack a bag of things i might need... Paper and pen to take notes, a list of questions I have, a binder that has all of my dog info in it, a couple of toys to keep my dog entertained while waiting, some treats, a dog water bottle, poopy bags, collar and leash... And what ever else I may think of

I try to keep every vet visit as positive as possible! my dogs love going to the vet, but they are Cavaliers, so I don't know if it really counts....
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Here are some tips from our blog. Hope they come in handy!
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