Your dearly beloved pet. He can be like a naughty schoolboy at times. Then again, taking him to the shoreview veterinary clinic for his once a year checkup is probably going to be a walk in the park. He loves that, and don’t you know it. Only you’re driving him to the vet in the car. And he loves that too. And when he’s sitting there with you, waiting his turn to be seen to, he’s beside himself with excitement.
His tail wags so much, you swear it could fall off at any moment. He loves the attention, and he’s seeing pals that he hasn’t been around for a whole year. Of course, it’s a little difficult to go through all the greeting rituals when in a clinical and sanitized environment and master or madam has kept the leash around your neck. It’s a lot more difficult getting those shy, timid ones to the vet. As young pups, there may have been trauma before.
And although a dog usually forgets how soon he had his last meal, he won’t be forgetting his trauma in hurry. And there are some dogs that have had nasty experiences with cars. They absolutely refuse to budge from their hidey holes when the car door is opened. In extreme cases, the veterinary clinic can arrange for the pets to be picked up by their own attendants. And in an extreme emergency, they may even do house calls.
What would you know, there are even some centers who are now offering psychological therapy for the animals. Going to the vet is not expensive anymore either now that you have pet insurance. Always remember that you’re being very kind when you take your pet to the vet.