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Our Adopted Dog-First Vet Visit, Part 2

In Part 2 of our adopted dog’s first vet visit, the vet discusses more lab testing, vaccinations and basic grooming. Lab tests are for heartworm and various possible parasites. We learn more about heartworm and other parasites, fleas, ticks, ear infections, and gingivitis.

We have adopted a dog from the shelter. About a week later we took him for his first vet visit. Well, we did not know if this was his first visit but certainly it was our first.

We recommend you prepare questions in advance and take notes during the visit (we would have forgot a lot of it had we taken this video). Sample questions are:

* Discuss your pet’s dietary habits. It is always helpful to briefly discuss your pet’s diet and feeding schedule. As your pet grows, nutrition needs change and if you are not sure about these, ask. If your pet has digestive problems, ask if there is anything about your pet’s diet that needs changing.

* Ask about dental care and grooming challenges. Good teeth and basic grooming both promote your dog’s long-term health and well-being.

* Bring records of vaccinations and any medications the dog has had. Even if you know the vet has the records, it is good to also maintain your own. Bring them to the vet every time and have the records filled out. This helps you to remember what has been done, when the next vaccinations are due and it is also handy if you change your vet.

* Tell the vet any health or behavior concerns you have, anything you’ve observed that you think might be unusual or you don’t understand. Do not hold back, as not reporting all the symptoms can lead to an incorrect diagnosis and your dog might not be fully helped.

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The first part of this visit can be found here:
http://youtu.be/VurAnqUXiTI
http://allcutedogs.com/tips/rescued-dog/dogs-first-vet-visit-part-1/
http://fetv.com/dogs-first-vet-visit-part-1/

Dog’s First Vet Visit, Part 1


We have adopted a dog from the shelter. About a week later we took him for his first vet visit. Well, we did not know if this was his first visit but certainly it was our first.

We recommend you prepare questions in advance and take notes during the visit (we would have forgot a lot of it had we taken this video). Sample questions are:

* Discuss your pet’s dietary habits. It is always helpful to briefly discuss your pet’s diet and feeding schedule. As your pet grows, nutrition needs change and if you are not sure about these, ask. If your pet has digestive problems, ask if there is anything about your pet’s diet that needs changing.

* Ask about dental care and grooming challenges. Good teeth and basic grooming both promote your dog’s long-term health and well-being.

* Bring records of vaccinations and any medications the dog has had. Even if you know the vet has the records, it is good to also maintain your own. Bring them to the vet every time and have the records filled out. This helps you to remember what has been done, when the next vaccinations are due and it is also handy if you change your vet.

* Tell the vet any health or behavior concerns you have, anything you’ve observed that you think might be unusual or you don’t understand. Do not hold back, as not reporting all the symptoms can lead to an incorrect diagnosis and your dog might not be fully helped.

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Choosing A Rescued Dog From The Animal Shelter, Part 3


This is Part 3, we decided on the first dog, a male 3-year old poodle mix. The staff member of the shelter went through the final paperwork. We are given some initial care instructions, the microchip was already implanted, and another flea treatment was given before leaving the shelter.

A new chapter has started for this rescued dog. We are also facing new challenges to take care of this dog. Stay tuned for more videos.

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part 1 is here:
http://youtu.be/4sps9hSgjxU

part 2 is here:
http://youtu.be/sUNoq2tP0eM

Choosing A Rescued Dog From The Animal Shelter, Part 2


This is Part 2, about a second dog we interacted with in the shelter. In contrast to the first dog (which was 3 years old, male and quite energetic) in the part 1 video, this dog is a female poodle/ lhasa apso. She is 1.5 years old, super sweet. We really had a hard time deciding which dog to pick. How likely is it that the dog’s behavior will change upon leaving the shelter which is after all a difficult environment for the dogs? The staff member of the shelter explained a lot of things we did not know. We liked this dog and left $30 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit. We have one day to make a decision. In the next video, we will show you our final decision, so stay tuned.

We can’t save all the the abandoned dogs, the adoption center says that they can’t keep all the dogs either, so the question is: if we can only pick one dog, what factors we should consider?

It should be the one you like the best with the least trouble both short term and long term. The original video is quite long. We managed to trim down quite bit, still the current version is not short, because there is just so much information we received. If you are thinking about adoption, please take the time to study the subject, because it is pretty hard to separate from your dog once the dog has bonded with you.

What special considerations are there for the dogs from the animal shelter? When do you need to visit the vet or have dental work done? Why does the dog pee everywhere? Other issues may be longer term. For example, what will you do if your future girlfriend, boyfriend, or child turns out to be allergic to dogs – you may wish to consider a dog that is less likely to provoke allergic reactions.

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part 1 is here:
http://youtu.be/4sps9hSgjxU

part 3 is here:
http://youtu.be/SAmJUPw3TqI

Choosing A Rescued Dog From The Animal Shelter, Part 1

Choosing A Rescued Dog From The Animal Shelter, Part 1

We can’t save all the the abandoned dogs, the adoption center says that they can’t keep all the dogs either, so the question is: if we can only pick one dog, what factors we should consider?

It should be the one you like the best with the least trouble both short term and long term. The original video is quite long We managed to trim down quite bit, still the current version is not short, because there is just so much information we received. If you are thinking about adoption, please take the time to study the subject, because it is pretty hard to separate from your dog once the dog has bonded with you.

What special considerations are there for the dogs from the animal shelter? When do you need to visit the vet or have dental work done? Why does the dog pee everywhere? Other issues may be longer term. For example, what will you do if your future girlfriend, boyfriend, or child turns out to be allergic to dogs – you may wish to consider a dog that is less likely to provoke allergic reactions.

This is Part 1, with the first dog. Part 2 will show the second dog. The staff member of the shelter explained everything they know about the dogs.

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fur

part 2 is here:
http://youtu.be/sUNoq2tP0eM

part 2 is here:
http://youtu.be/SAmJUPw3TqI