How often do you take your dog for a vet check?

A little puddle

Recently we took George for his annual vaccines and to have his yearly check-up.  It was all going so well until the vet decided to look at Georges’s tummy and pressed just in the wrong place, and the next thing you know, there was a puddle on the vet’s table.  There is me, mortified, George looking at the vet as if to say, why did you press my bladder, but the vet took it all in his stride.  He got out the disinfect spray and cleared it up in a flash.  With a comment of ‘oh please don’t worry, it happens all the time’.  Having his injections was no problem. He didn’t even bat an eyelid, but a little tummy press, and that is it, he embarrasses his mum!  We went away with a clean bill of health, just told to keep an eye on his weight and brush his teeth regularly with a toothbrush. I used the dog teeth gel, which works but is not as good as an old fashioned toothbrush.  George was happy. He got a treat as he left and a lovely walk home.



Annual Checks

Having a dog in your household is an excellent addition to the family. They are great company whether you live on your own or you are a family.  A dog becomes your family and is a part of that unit.  We need to consider when having a dog or any pet to get them regularly checked at the vets to make sure they are fit and healthy.  Ideally, we should be taking them for an annual MOT. It can be done when you get their yearly vaccines.  At the annual check-up, the vet can weigh your dog, check its teeth, listen to its heart, and have a general check over to make sure everything is as it should be.  As dogs cannot communicate what is wrong with them or how they are feeling, this appointment is a great way to make sure everything is as it should be.

I am glad we take George to his annual check-ups. It gives me peace of mind that he is well and happy.  I am not so sure if he is totally on board with it, but as long as he keeps getting treats, he will keep going.

Take care

Claire & George

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