Learning About Vet Services

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Learning About Vet Services

Hello, my name is Selena McMurphy. Welcome to my site about vet services. Veterinarians saved my cat after she developed a serious illness from going outside and hunting rodents. The vets immediately diagnosed and treated the condition to help her fully recover. She had to stay at the vet clinic for several nights for support and observation. I visited the clinic day and night to learn more about her condition and spend time with my pet. On this site, I will share information about the various ways vets diagnose and treat health conditions and injuries affecting pets of all kinds. I hope you will come by often to learn more.

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How To Be Sure Your Puppy Is Coming From A Reputable Breeder

If you're looking to add a puppy to your home, finding a reputable breeder can be a confusing and tedious process. Unfortunately, not all breeders are equal, and some puppies are raised in so-called "puppy mills" that are more interested in making money than raising healthy, happy puppies. As such, it's important for you to find the right person to purchase your puppy from. Read on to learn what you should look for with a reputable breeder.

Clean Bill of Health

First of all, never agree to buy a puppy unless the breeder can prove that the dog is healthy. All puppies should be examined by a veterinarian prior to finding new homes. The vet should provide a clean bill of health after thoroughly examining the dog as well as performing a blood test to determine if there are any genetic problems.

In addition, dogs should receive their vaccinations prior to being released to their new homes. It's not only the safest thing for the dog's health, but if your dog has to cross state lines to get to its new home, it may be legally required.

View of the Facility

Another problem you should never encounter is a pet breeder who is unwilling to give you a tour of their facility or home where the puppies are being raised. In some cases, potential owners are given a tour in-person, but if you're far away, that might not be possible. In this case, a video tour may be performed instead. Make sure that the video tour shows the exterior and interior of the property, as well as the puppies in their home environment. The home or facility should appear clean and safe.

Return Policy

You should also discuss your breeder's return policy prior to settling on a dog. While returning a dog isn't something you should do as readily as returning a pair of socks to a store, in some cases, it's necessary. For example, if the dog develops genetic problems later on due to poor breeding stock or an accident of nature, make sure that the breeder will be willing to take the dog back if you're not able to care for it.

In addition, some breeders allow new pet parents to return their puppies if something drastic happens in your life. For example, if there's a sudden health crisis in your family or you have to move somewhere and cannot keep your dog. This is generally decided on a case-by-case basis by the breeder, but you should be aware of their policy—if they have one—prior to paying for a dog.

Bringing a new puppy into your home shouldn't be a stressful or upsetting experience. With these tips, you will find a reputable breeder that can deliver the puppy you've been dreaming of without any problems.