Your Schnauzer's Veterinarian

Scheduling a visit with the Veterinarian is one of the first things you should do, after bringing home your new Miniature Schnauzer puppy.

Your veterinarian will perform a physical exam, administer the necessary vaccines, and address all your questions and concerns. Your Miniature Schnauzer's vet will offer you the best information on how to properly care for your Miniature Schnauzer, so he or she stays as healthy as possible for a very long time.

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Choosing the right vet is extremely important. Don't forget you are entrusting your Miniature Schnauzer to them.

On the day of your visit go prepared. Make a list of questions, in advance, to take with you. Vets rely heavily on not only what they observe, but the signs and symptoms you tell them your Miniature Schnauzer is experiencing.

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Also, don't be shy about asking your veterinarian to further explain anything you don't understand.

It is crucial you fully understand what the vet is explaining to you. This is especially true when it comes to the aftercare instructions that you will need to perform at home.

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Annual Veterinary Exams

Your Miniature Schnauzer's annual veterinary visit is very important. Please don't try and save money by skipping your Miniature Schnauzer's routine checkups. Let's remember our dogs age much faster than we do. One year for your Miniature Schnauzer is really like going without seeing a doctor for several years.

Plus, most vets are often able to identify symptoms early on, before they manifest into large health issues, which will even be more expensive to treat. In the end, trying to save money by foregoing the annual exam, could prove to be a very costly decision.

So, what does the exam entail? Your vet will weigh your Miniature Schnauzer and check for any parasites (including fleas, ticks, ear mites, and heart worms). He will also perform a fecal exam and test on your Miniature Schnauzer to detect for microscopic gastrointestinal parasites.

dog health tip: It’s a good idea to take a fresh stool sample in with you to be tested for intestinal parasites.

Your vet will administer the proper vaccines and booster shots needed to prevent disease. Be sure to ask your vet about the parvovirus and its symptoms - so you know what to look out for.

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Your vet will check your Miniature Schnauzer's teeth and advise you on proper dental care and dental cleanings.

He will check your Miniature Schnauzer's ears and eyes, looking for any signs that something may be wrong, like redness, itching, discharge, etc...

He will listen to your Miniature Schnauzer's heartbeat (normal heart rate for Miniature Schnauzer's range from 90 to 150 beats per minute) and he will check your dog's breathing rate (the normal respiratory rate is 10 to 30 breaths per minute) and take your Miniature Schnauzer's temperature (normal body temperature readings for dogs range from 100.5 - 102.5 Fahrenheit).

dog health tip: Regular veterinary care is an essential component of your Miniature Schnauzer’s good health.

Next, the vet will check your Miniature Schnauzer's coat and skin looking for any skin bumps, hair loss, flea bites, lumps, signs of food allergies, etc...

Then he will check you Schnauzer's legs and feet to make sure movement is pain-free and done with ease, as well as taking note of any damage to your Schnauzer's pads and nails. The vet will feel around your Schnauzer's entire body from head to tail, for proper body weight and size, feeling for any lumps, and taking note of any area where your dog shows a sign of discomfort.

He will discuss with you your Miniature Schnauzer's diet and exercise routine. Be sure to share with him what and how much you feed your dog, including any supplements and treats you give your Miniature Schnauzer.

Also, it is important to inform him about any changes in you've observed in your Miniature Schnauzer's appetite, weight, or water consumption, as well as, any behavioral or temperament changes.

Other topics discussed during your Schnauzer's veterinary exam:

  • health concerns of the Miniature Schnauzer
  • flea and tick prevention
  • microchipping your dog
  • importance of spaying or neutering

Remember to get all your questions answered before leaving the office. The better informed you are, the better care you will be able to give your Miniature Schnauzer.

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