It is really important that you take your puppy to the veterinary for a first general check, even when he does not have any symptom of disease or discomfort. This allows that his health condition is perfect.
The ideal thing is that you take your pet to the consultation before he enters your home. This will prevent the transmission of possible diseases, especially if you already have other pets.
Otherwise, do not delay the visit more than a few days, in which you have to pay special attention to your pet, to be able to transmit to the professional information about his way of feeding, if he urinates and defecates well or presents any symptom.
The first thing you have to be clear about is if you trust the veterinarian as to entrust your pet´s health. If he or she does not convince you, do not stay with the first option you find just because the office is around the corner from your house.
Choose the professional with the same thoroughness that you would choose a doctor for you or your family. And, if after the first consultations you are not satisfied, do not hesitate to look for another option.
What is the first visit about?
The first visit to the veterinarian with a puppy is a perfect opportunity for you to solve all the doubts you may have.
-The veterinarian will check the pup’s health condition and will indicate if it is necessary to do blood tests to rule out serious infectious diseases caused by the puppies virus, even if he has yeast infections (fungi).
-One of the tests will check the heartbeat of your puppy and if he has a heart murmur. The veterinarian will also check if he has any hernia.
-It will help you to choose your most appropriate food and will indicate the necessary care related to his hygiene, the best way to handle it, the vaccination schedule, etc.