Does your local paper carry “Hints from Heloise?” Yes, I know, it’s mostly household advice like how to get stains out of your grandmother’s heirloom linens, but she does have a passion for animals, as well. The Heloise column that appeared in my local newspaper over the weekend was about the importance of finding a vet before you need one. One of the column’s readers, who also happens to work for a vet, wrote in to make the point that finding a vet should be one of the first things you do when you move to a new area or when you bring home a new pet.
She points out that making a “well pet visit” allows you and your dog to get to know the vet, and allows the vet to start a health history on the animal at a time when you are calm rather than under the stress of an emergency.
The entire column can be found here.
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!