f you want to enjoy the full benefits of having a Goldendoodle in your family, you need to ensure his or her health is prioritized. We love these dogs for their exuberant nature, but poor health is sure to turn any Goldendoodle blue. Just like their people, dogs become inactive and less amiable when ill. As the winter cold approaches, it’s a good time to plan a visit to your vet just to make sure everything is okay.
If you are wondering what your canine companion may be checked for, this post details the most common health concerns associated with dogs and cats:
Top 10 Reasons Dogs And Cats Visit The Vet
You take your pooch for her annual check-up, but some ailments warrant more than just a once-yearly vet visit. According to Nationwide Pet Insurance, here are some of the most common reasons that dogs and cats go to the doctor.
Life is certainly unpredictable, but the more you know, the more you can try to do to prevent certain health issues from happening–and possibly, from happening again!
Most typical canine health issues can be avoided through regular check-ups. If you’re concerned about something, don’t wait until a problem develops to take action. Get your four-legged friend checked as soon as possible.
Another thing to keep in mind when it comes to your doodlebug’s health is the importance of finding a vet that makes him or her comfortable. Otherwise, going for those regular check-ups will be a difficult experience. The following post explains more:
A Tale of Two Vet Visits – How the Right Vet Makes All the Difference
Last year at Baxter’s annual vet check-up, we had a dogtor that we’d not met before.
Everything went fine, and then she said, “We’ll just take him into the back to draw a little blood.”
A few minutes later, we heard snarling and screeching as Baxter reacted to strangers handling his feet. My husband and I exchanged a look and when the vet came back into the examining room we sheepishly said, “He’s sensitive about his feet.”
“That dog is dominant. If it was my dog, I’d be going through every doorway in front of him.”
She went on to say a few other things about Baxter’s “dominance.” Dominance is a topic for a whole other post.
Clearly, you need to have a great vet who is sensitive to your Goldendoodle’s needs and personality. It’s also advisable to stick to one individual vet, so your dog can built trust and learn to relax with them.
At this time of year, even a simple outdoor walk in a familiar area can present some surprising risks, as this article explains:
Vets Remove 72 Ticks From One Dog After Visit To Wooded Area In Upstate NY
Veterinarians in Upstate NY pulled 72 ticks off a single golden retriever last week after the dog visited a wooded area in Upstate NY.
Darlene Williams took her dog Gracie to a spot of I-990 near Buffalo where she had taken the dog before for walks.
Williams said she didn’t notice anything unusual until Gracie started acting lethargic and kept putting her paw over her face.
“I just shampooed her like I normally do. But, it wasn’t until a couple days later she had the brown bumps and knew something had to be wrong,” Williams told WKBW-TV.
She brought Gracie to Brighton-Eggert Animal Clinic, where Dr. Holly Guenther removed 72 ticks from the dog.
As we’ve discussed, regular vet visits are critical for your Goldendoodle’s health — starting from the beginning of their lives. When you are looking for a new pup, make sure any potential candidates have already been vet checked and cleared.