A Veterinarian should know how dangerous it is for any young puppy to be left in his office and exposed to all the germs and viruses from all the sick puppies and dogs he sees daily!
Also the Veterinarians office may be filled with scents ( pheromones) from other dogs. Dogs emit certain odors from their bodies .The Veterinarians office will be filled with sounds of unhappiness such as cries and howls of distressed animals. Your puppy needs the comfort of your voice and your presence to feel secure.
Smell: This is a dog's predominant sense, and it can discriminate between complex mixtures of odors .The dog has approximately 220 million scent receptors in the nose, whereas humans have only 5 million .
The nasal organ is an additional structure to olfaction that can detect pheromones for the identification of sexual behavior. It is located in the roof of the mouth just behind the upper incisors
Where are the worst places to take a young not fully vaccinated puppy?
1. To a dog shelter which is full of dogs carrying all kinds of worms, parasites, bacteria and viruses
2.The Veterinarians office for ALL the same reasons!
How many dogs and puppies have appointments the same day as yours?
During the course of ONE hour your puppy may be exposed to 10 other sick puppies or dogs with who knows what kind of bacteria's! Strep or Staph, tonsillitis, Parvo, Distemper, Hepatitis. Plus many germs can linger for days before dying, so your puppy would be exposed to all the germs still lurking around from the dozens of dogs seen the previous day.
How many puppies coughing filling the office air with different kinds of kennel cough viruses?
Did you know that many, many kennel cough viruses exist that are NOT covered by puppy shots ? Kennel cough is the most common viral or bacterial infection of young puppies besides Coocidea .Even the two or three kennel cough virus that are covered by vaccines are not prevented by the vaccines! Your vaccinated puppy can still pick up the kennel cough viruses vaccinated for, but the viruses should be less severe.
EACH OF THESE COUGHING, HACKING PUPPIES AND DOGS can have a different bacteria or virus responsible for the hacking !
Did you know that a dog can pick up 2 or 3 kennel coughs at the same time. Did you know that bacteria and viruses can combine togetherr to make an extra severe case?
How many puppies will be brought in to the Vet clinic with possible PARVO during the hour or hours your puppy is waiting at the Vets office to be seen?
Do not be surprised to find that DAILY a puppy or many puppies can be brought in to a Vet clinic that has suspected Parvo signs
How many Tech's will touch your puppy without washing their hands after seeing a puppy they suspect has Distemper or other contagious disease?
People are HUMANS and make mistakes. Your puppy is so cute that the Vet assistant that just handled a dog with red eyes, running nose, mange and diarrhea was on his way to wash his hands but lost thought and couldn't resist a pat on your puppies head first !
How about the puppy with the possible Distemper who is coughing?
Distemper is spread through droplets in the air as are many other dangerous dog illnesses .Infected dogs shed the virus through bodily secretions and excretions, especially respiratory secretions. The primary mode of transmission is airborne viral particles that dogs breathe in.
THE VETS OFFICE IS THE LAST PLACE ON EARTH YOU SHOULD LEAVE YOUR PUPPY !
1.Wait( if possible) until a puppy is older, at least 8 months old with a stronger immune system and fully vaccinated before inpatient surgery.
2. SURGERY AND SHORT RECOVERY in my opinion is the ONLY reason you would leave a dog at the Vets office without you being present. Even a pet in critical condition may be left ALONE all night long when hospitalized ! Read the policies posted on the office wall which will state that MINIMUM CARE REQUIREMENTS for hospitalized pets. Pets may be ALONE ALL NIGHT LONG regardless of severity of condition.Rules that govern the care of humans are NOT the same for animals.
NO ONE WILL LOOK OUT FOR THE WELFARE AND WELL BEING OF YOUR PUPPY LIKE YOU WILL.
1. The Vet is too busy with other SICK puppies to pay much attention to your puppies exposure to germs and viruses
2. Veterinarians are well known for not accepting ANY LIABILITY for anything that happens to your puppy under their care.They will blame the vaccine, blame the medicine, blame the breeder, but not accept any blame themselves.
Everyone who owns a puppy must go to a licensed vet for a puppy examaination and vaccines and well checks but this is how we feel you should do it:
1. Leave the puppy in your crate with a lightweight blanket over it
2.Do not allow other dogs or children at the Vets office to touch your puppy
3. If a dog in the waiting room is coughing then take your puppy out to the car with you and have the receptionist come get you when it is your puppies turn to be seen
4. Never leave your puppy out of your site at the vets office if you can help it.
4. Never allow your puppy to walk on the office floor or to even be out of the carrier until the moment of the examination
5. In the examined room put a blanket on the table and put puppy on the blanket
6. Ask the Vet to wash his hands before handling your puppy OR have a GERM GEL and ask him to let you squeeze some on his hands
( if you see the Vet wash his hands before touching OR see him put on fresh gloves then you shouldn't have to say anything)
7. DO NOT permit the Vet or assistant to place your puppy on the large scales used for all dogs unless it is sprayed first OR a PAPER towel is put down for puppy to be placed on.
8. If the vet uses a rectal thermometer, make sure they use a probe cover.OR take your own thermometer
9. When done with the examination get out of the office as fast as you can. Wash your hands and go home and give the puppy A BATH.