A visit to the vet
By purchasing a pet, we must not forget that You are not buying a toy, but a living creature that requires Your care and attention. Animals are a lot like people. They also have their own characters and habits, moods, affection and sympathy.
But, unfortunately, animals are also susceptible to various diseases. They are like us, can get sick with a cold or flu. But to treat your pet yourself is dangerous to his health. It is better to entrust the treatment professional veterinarian - a specialist in such matters.
Moreover, the visit to the veterinarian should not be postponed until the last case, when the animal is already sick. Preventive examinations at "Dr. Aibolit" should be carried out regularly.
If you go to the veterinarian for the first time, then the animal can easily be frightened by an unfamiliar situation, strangers. For rodents, birds, cats, of course, it is better to use a special carry, so that the animal can be conveniently transported to the branch. The dog can be led on a leash, and representatives of large breeds may need a muzzle - from fear the dog can become aggressive.
During the first visit, the veterinarian probably will suggest You to fill a number of documents. In some veterinarians, animals are given the same outpatient cards as for humans. The veterinarian may need information about you as the owner of the animal, as well as information about the animal itself: where you purchased it, how much the animal lives with you, how you feed it, etc.
After finding out all the necessary details the doctor will proceed with physical examination of the animal. Usually the veterinarian examines the eyes, ears, nose of the animal, examines the coat and skin, palpates the abdomen and abdominal organs, examines the genitourinary system of the animal. The doctor can also listen to the heart rhythms and breathing of your pet.
After examination, the vet may give You directions for tests of blood, urine, feces of the animal. So as usual first to the vet, pet attribute is still quite small, it is likely You will be asked to spend vaccination animal.
Do not think that hiking to a veterinarian is the prerogative of only thoroughbred pets. Ordinary cats and dogs of the breed "nobleman" are examined by a specialist also. After all, the doctor will not only check the health of the animal, but also be able to give valuable recommendations for caring for him, help to competently make up a diet.
If the animal had any diseases or abnormalities, in this case, the vet should be treated necessarily. Remember that self-medication can not be done! Firstly, you can not be 100% sure of the correctness of your diagnosis, and, secondly, only a specialist can correctly choose the dosage of medicinal preparations.
A special reason for the visit to the vet – neutering a pet. If the animal is not intended for breeding, then experts strongly recommend sterilization. The animal's organism is not exhausted, the risk of the appearance of "undesirable offspring" disappears.
For females of some animals, such as cats, pregnancy and nursing offspring are not the physiological need of the body. Therefore, the sterilization does not cause them psychological damage. But if the surgery is performed by an experienced technician in an appropriate environment, the risk of complications is minimal.
A visit to a veterinarian can not be postponed. if the animal has symptoms of acute poisoning, the temperature is raised or lowered, there are problems with breathing, the animal is injured. In such cases, the speed of your treatment to the vet depends on the life of your pet. Therefore, you must have the contact information of the nearest vet clinic or veterinarian.
Always remember that we are responsible for those who tamed – take care of life and health of your pet!