The day when your new pet joins your house is full of excitement and joy, but with these feelings also new responsibilities appear: walks, cleaning the litter tray, feeding, caring or obedience training. Eventually, you also have to visit a veterinarian office for the first time. What can you do to make sure that your pet remembers its stay in a clinic well and gets there safely? If this is your first pet, in the case of cats and small dog breeds, it is a good idea to have a carrier to transport the pets. It will ensure the safety of the pet on the road and will be its shelter so that after the visit, full of emotions, it will be able to hide and rest on a blanket with the familiar smell and feel safe. You can also pad the carrier with a hygienic underlay to absorb animal’s urine in the case of any surprises during the journey. If you decide not to use a carrier, you have to carry your pet providing that it is a puppy that has not yet received all vaccinations.
During your first visit, the veterinarian will carefully examine the animal’s teeth, eyes, ears and will set up its medical record book which will be updated at future visits. Remember to get your young pet used to grooming treatments, such as touch around the mouth, ears or paws so that at a later age, it will let others to cut off its nails or clean ears. The owner can also perform such care treatments on its own, e.g. with Dr Seidel eye/ear liquid.
After a thorough examination of the patient, the doctor will recommend dog deworming and determine the vaccination schedule the animal should undergo in order to acquire immunity and be allowed to contact the environment. A proper vaccination should take place in the 6th, 9th and 12th week of the puppy’s life with deworming in between. Your veterinarian will record all the information in your puppy’s medical record book so that you can keep an eye on your animal’s future appointments. Until the last vaccination, your dog should relieve itself on a training mat at home. To make it easier, you can use Dr Seidel Trenex spray with a smell that attracts the pet to the training mat and develops a habit of relieving itself in a specific place.
At the first visit, you can also consult the vet on how to protect your pet against fleas and ticks. Most of the preparations available on the market can be used on pets 3-month-old and older. This perfectly coincides with the end of the vaccination schedule. Once you select appropriate protection, such as e.g. Sabunol collars, you can enjoy walks and be sure that your pet is safe.