If you don’t already have a veterinarian you trust, please read this article, written by Anne Taguchi and Meredith Wadsworth. Make a short list of potential candidates. Then, take a look at the Weimaraner Club of America’s Vaccination Protocol. Print out the protocol, and take it with you when you go talk to your potential new vet. Ask your vet if they’d be willing to follow this protocol with your new puppy. IF THEY SAY NO, OR TRY TO CONVINCE YOU TO FOLLOW A DIFFERENT PROTOCOL, OR IF THEY TRY TO TELL YOU IT’S OKAY TO VACCINATE DIFFERENTLY, PLEASE WALK AWAY AND FIND A NEW VET.
If You’re About to Bring a Puppy Home: Start interviewing vets as soon as possible, and make an appointment for your puppy’s first visit, which should be when your puppy is 12 weeks old. Also – LOCATE THE NEAREST 24-HOUR EMERGENCY VET TO YOUR HOME. Keep this information someplace handy. Suggestion: Store this information as a contact in your cell phone. When it’s an emergency, you will want to figure out where to go, FAST, without Googling where the nearest facility is.
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