Does Rover not seem right?  Do you sometimes wonder, “Am I just worrying, or is this serious enough to call my vet?  You know, it’s better to be safe than sorry.  To help you in your decision making, we’ve listed some great reasons to pick up the phone and contact your veterinarian.

  • Giving Aspirin – When is it safe and how much?
  • My dog got into something she shouldn’t have eaten.  Should I put hydrogen peroxide down my dog’s throat?
  • My dog ate something he shouldn’t have.  Is it toxic?
  • Does my puppy need to be de-wormed?
  • Are there any kind of bones that are unsafe?
  • How much exercise should my dog get?
  • What vaccination’s should I consider?
  • What plants are toxic?
  • Are there any specific health problems I should know about this breed?
  • Where is the nearest emergency clinic? Is there one you recommend over the others in town?

Here are reasons NOT to call your vet:

  • Finding out about quality pet foods and what you should feed your pet (we can help you here!)
  • Asking behavioral questions (vets are not offered lots of classes in behavior or diet, unless they are a veterinary behaviorist)

When to call the vet can be a tricky decision.  If you do call, plan ahead and prepare a written list of questions beforehand so you don’t forget.  Your vet should be happy to answer any questions you have and point you in the right direction.

If you have questions about diet or behavior, feel free to contact us.  We also have a nifty Diet Sheet with tons of great info and great brands that we love.