Tips to Get the Most out of Your Dogs Vet Visit

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Taking your dog to the vet? To get the most out of your visit...be prepared and ask questions. The answers you get and advice you receive will help you to provide the best possible care for your pet. Here are a few questions to consider:

1. How much does he weigh? Is he too fat or too thin?
2. What is his body condition score?
3. What should he be eating?
4. Was his physical examination normal?
5. Is he getting the vaccines he needs?
6. Does he need heartworm prevention?
7. Should he have any "routine testing"?
8. How do you handle emergencies?

For more tips on getting the most out of your vet visit, please read 15 Questions You Should Ask Your Dog's Vet.

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debra-primovic Dr. Debra Primovic

Debra A. Primovic, BSN, DVM, Editor-in-Chief, is a graduate of the Ohio State University School of Nursing and the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Following her veterinary medical training, Dr. Primovic practiced in general small animal practices as well as veterinary emergency practices. She was staff veterinarian at the Animal Emergency Clinic of St. Louis, Missouri, one of the busiest emergency/critical care practices in the United States as well as MedVet Columbus, winner of the AAHA Hospital of the year in 2014. She also spends time in general practice at the Granville Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Primovic divides her time among veterinary emergency and general practice, editing, writing, and updating articles for PetPlace.com, and editing and indexing for veterinary publications. She loves both dogs and cats but has had extraordinary cats in her life, all of which have died over the past couple years. Special cats in her life were Kali, Sammy, Pepper and Beanie.