Quick Tip. Go to the Vet – Without Your Pet

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Did you know that most vets – (most COOPERATIVE vets, that is) will and should – let you bring only a Specimen, when appropriate?  If the concern is about one of the Three P’s:  Poop, Pee or Puke , then most of the time – all they really need (at least for the initial screening) is the specimen, and not the Dog.  This would be true of cases of suspected Intestinal Parasites, (“worms”).  Take the Poo, leave the Pup at home, ask for a “Fecal Float”  (that’s the name of the test and will make it sound like you know what you’re talking about !)  and save an Office Visit charge.   Ask for a few specimen containers the next time you’re at the vet and have them on hand.

4 thoughts on “Quick Tip. Go to the Vet – Without Your Pet”

  1. Wow, that is really interesting! My husband and I have three dogs that we love so much here in Winnipeg. We have never really had any health problems with any of them and we only take them in for shots when the time calls for it. I think if I am ever in need of animal hospitals for that sort of thing, I will definitely heed your advice. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Glad to help, Jessy! And, “stay tuned”… many more tricks to Share coming-up. Be sure to click “FOLLOW” and you’ll get it when we write them. Thanks, Anna

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  2. I didn’t know that you don’t have to bring your pet every time. It makes sense that you only need to bring the thing causing worry in the first place. Thanks for posting, I will keep that in mind!

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    1. Hi Melody – I certainly have been able to do this with my vet. Helps to have a well-established relationship. More “Save Money on Medical Stuff” articles coming-up… don’t forget to Click To FOLLOW us!

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