Quick Tip. Go to the Vet – Without Your Pet



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.

That’s a Cheap Shot!

Angel - Adopted from a County Shelter
Angel – Adopted from a County Shelter

OK, so you went to Tractor Supply Company (or wherever) and you ASKED THE SALESPERSON TO GET THE VACCINE FOR YOU BECAUSE THEY ARE KEPT IN A LOCKED FRIDGE.  And, if it’s hot weather,  you took a cooler with you and kept it cool on the way home, and in your fridge when you get home.  Now it’s Go Time!

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Your Dogs’ Health & Vaccination Record…. owned & maintained by YOU for FREE

It’s easy to keep your Dogs’Health and Vaccination records yourself.   And nice forms are available for Free.
Health & Vaccination Record Print Your Own


FREE at TSC or DURVET.COM find a Distributor in your Area. or Call them and they'll Mail it!
FREE at TSC or DURVET.COM find a Distributor in your Area. or Call them and they’ll Mail it!
The Chart Tells you ALL shots you Dogs Need and When
The Chart Tells you ALL shots you Dogs Need and When








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Update on the Dog Medication Order

The day I posted about Vet Meds for Pets (a few posts down) I decided to place an order, just to be sure they still were performing well.  And they are.  What I ordered got here in about four days and I got Order Confirmation and Tracking in my email.  I ordered Canine All Wormer, which seems to be the current version of “Drontal”, just to have it on hand.    pet supplies
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First Things First – Neuter & Spay !

Lady Cricket

The subject of Neuter &  Spay comes even before Adopting a new dog!   Because you absolutely must do it – so you have to plan for it.   Some places it can be as low as $40  but in my area, $100 for boys and $125 for girls is more common.

Many Shelters will charge “to adopt” a dog – but will reimburse you a lot of the amount once you Neuter/Spay and show them the documentation.

There are lots of resources that help keep the cost lower; Do a Local Search on line and see what you can find.   Here is a good start:   Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Programs | ASPCA.

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