Selecting A Vet

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Selecting A Vet

Selecting a veterinarian is an immediate necessity because puppies require an initial checkup and vaccination when they are only weeks old. If you do not know a veterinarian, ask the person who sold or gave you your puppy, a neighbor, a local pet shop or the Humane Society for a recommendation of a reliable doctor.

Your vet is going to be your puppy's most important friend next to you. Vets help ensure proper development and nutrition in puppies and can assist in training. In addition, your vet can help protect your puppy from parasites and diseases and explain the health benefits of spaying or neutering your pet. To help in the selection process, we've included a checklist of things to look for when selecting a vet.

Facilities

  • Does your veterinarian maintain a clean office with a caring and helpful staff?
  • Does the veterinarian have flexible office hours?
  • Does the veterinarian and staff appear to be comfortable caring for animals?

Location

  • Traveling with a sick or injured puppy can be stressful. Choose a location that is convenient for you.
  • Is the office located relatively close to your home?
  • Do you feel comfortable transporting your pet back and forth?

Emergency Care Facilities

  • Does the veterinarian provide emergency care during off-hours?
  • If the emergency care is not at the veterinarian's facilities, is it at a location that is convenient for you in an emergency situation?
  • Are hospital services available?

Get to know your veterinarian. Once you feel comfortable with how the veterinarian responds to your questions, you'll know that you've found the right person to care for your dog! After you select your vet, fill out this convenient form and keep it with you:

  1. Veterinarian Name:______________________________
  2. Address:______________________________________
  3. Address:______________________________________
  4. Office Phone Number:____________________________
  5. Office Fax Number:______________________________
  6. Emergency Phone Number:_______________________
  7. Office Hours:___________________________________

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Please do NOT send rescue requests through email or facebook. We don't use our Facebook account to take complaint as our staff have no access to Facebook. We use Facebook only as informational service, requests for adoption and announcements of events.

* Emails are meant for general queries relating to volunteering, animal welfare or other issues that are not urgent in nature.

* However, do email us at bluecrossofindia@gmail.com if the rescue call has not been responded to or if there is a delay, so we can follow up and revert to you.

* While doing so, please type 'URGENT' in the subject line and ensure that you send us your contact phone number as well".

NOTE: BLUE CROSS OF INDIA, HAS OPERATIONS ONLY IN CHENNAI (EXCEPT SPECIAL PROJECT)

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