Dr. Zeltzman: 10 Things I Wish Every Dog Parent Would Do
AJ Debiasse, a technician in Stroudsburg, PA, contributed to this article.
We know you love your dog, and we know you want what’s best for your dog. But many guardians are laboring under dangerous misunderstandings that concern me as a veterinarian, and AJ as my wonderful technician. Speaking candidly, here are 10 things we do our best to tell every client, but many clients still may not understand. I hope that these points will help more guardians better understand their dog and their veterinarian.
Most dogs are extraordinarily stoic. It can be extremely difficult, but is very important to recognize when dogs are suffering. If they are limping, they hurt. If they are vomiting, something is wrong. If they have difficulty breathing, they may be, in fact, suffocating, and it's terrifying for them. Seek help immediately. Procrastination is heartbreaking for us.
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