Questions You Should Ask Your Veterinarian

October 17, 2016  

Pet health is incredibly important. The health of your pet can affect your safety and other’s safety. A sick dog may be more likely to attack a person or another dog. Cats with bad tempers may hurt your child. Here are some important questions that you should ask your veterinarian.

What kind of pet do you recommend?

Pets are an investment. You will have to invest time, money, and patience into your pet. Raising a animalcan be just as difficult as taking care of a child. Each pet has its own unique and difficult challenges. Do not buy a pet on a whim. You should have a consultation with a veterinarian. By consulting a veterinarian, you can avoid many difficult situations.

Where should I find my pet?

There are many great options for finding new pets. Unfortunately, many pets out there were bred incorrectly and may have genetic issues. It is best to avoid pet stores and online purchases. These pets are often inbred. You should find breed club recommendations and ask for references. If you do not need a full breed pet, you can always visit your local animal shelter or contact a rescue organization.

Should I invest in pet insurance?

This is something you should discuss with a veterinarian before any actual injury or illness happens. Animal health care can be expensive. Vets often have to put down pets because the owners could afford to pay for an expensive procedure. Pet insurance may be a great investment for your pet.

Is my pet too old to learn new things?

No pet is too old to learn new tricks. Behavioral problems are correctable. Your vet should be able to provide you with advice on training. Positive training can help you fix any bad habits your pet may have. Training is especially important when it comes to aggressive pets.

Is my it fat?

Your pets can become overweight too. Ask your vet for their help for overweight pets. Overweight animals are more likely to have health problems and even behavioral problems.

Can I give it human medication?

You cannot give your pet human medication. Human medication is not designed for pet consumption. Before giving your pet any medication, you should consult your vet. New medication may have serious negative effects on health.

How much exercise is too much?

There is usually no such thing as too much exercise. However, it is important to proceed with caution in certain weather conditions. For example, in the summer, you should be careful of heatstroke.

Your veterinarian is a great source of information. Ask your veterinarian any questions you may have. Your pet’s health could affect your safety and other’s safety.